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Submit Burials Data

Note: Only authorized representatives of cemeteries may submit burial data for inclusion in the Utah Cemeteries and Burials database.

Do you have a correction to the database?

Would you like to survey a public or private cemetery? Follow these steps:

  • Obtain written permission from the cemetery.
  • Contact us about the correct format and submission of data, or if you have any questions.

Steps to submitting data

Prepare and format your data

Download and use our Microsoft Excel Template

Correct individual records

Contact us if you have any questions.

Prepare and format data

Cemeteries my export to the Utah Burials Database all or part of their records, including updates (usually new burials since the last update).

Data can be submitted in any format. However, the preferred format is a comma-separated value (CSV) spreadsheet or in a Microsoft Excel file. Download and use our Microsoft Excel Template below. The submitted data should include the following fields:

COLUMN HEADEREXAMPLE
LAST_NAMEBurt
FIRST_NAMEJohn
BIRTH_MONTH7
BIRTH_DAY24
BIRTH_YEAR1853
BIRTH_PLACEDunfermline, Scotland
DEATH_MONTH12
DEATH_DAY12
DEATH_YEAR1926
DEATH_PLACEPocatello, Idaho
BURIAL_MONTH12
BURIAL_DAY15
BURIAL_YEAR1926
CAUSEOld Age
GRAVE_LOCATIONR_40_20_1W
GENDERM
RELATIVE1_NAMEJohn Burt Sr
RELATIVE1_RELATIONSHIPFather
RELATIVE2_NAMEMargaret Burt
RELATIVE2_RELATIONSHIPMother
RELATIVE3_NAMEMary Etta Seddon
RELATIVE3_RELATIONSHIPSpouse
VETERANNo
COMMENTSTEXT (500)

 

Special instructions:

These tips will help ensure the data is correctly transferred into the Utah Burial Database.

  • Make sure the fields contain data
  • if you have no data for a field do not delete the column
    • Any dates that are unknown please enter a 0 (zero)
    • Other fields can be left blank if you have no data
  • Please do not add any additional categories or columns

Correct individual records

Coorections must be coordinated through the local cemetery records keeper or sexton.

If you see an error, please contact the cemetery directly. Once we are notified or receive an updated submission from the cemetery, the change will be reflected in our Utah Burials Database.

Questions?

Contact Amy Barry at 801-245-7247.