- Grants to cemeteries to help them digitize sexton records.
- Private groups and individuals sometimes offer to survey a cemetery. If you would like to do this, please see our tips for cemetery volunteers.
Thank you for visiting the Utah Cemeteries and Burials program. Please use the form below to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns regarding the cemeteries program or the database.
Please note: If you are seeking a correction to a burial record, please contact the cemetery where the individual record is located. Our records may only receive updates from the originating party.
The Utah State Cemeteries and Burials database is available to the public. The information found within this searchable database is voluntarily given by the individual cemeteries. We work with all cemeteries throughout the state to centralize burial information and make it available to the public.
**Please note: If you find an error in the database, please contact the cemetery to make the correction in the official record. We do not maintain their files and each cemetery sexton has different policies related to updates.
For information about the Cemeteries and Burials Database, contact:
For grant information, contact:
Debbie Dahl (retired, please contact Roger Roper 801-245-7251)
Grant funds are now for municipal, private, and local cemeteries. These grants help cemeteries digitize their sexton records and make them available online. Using these grants, cemeteries can create a database and map of their cemetery and burials. The data will be available online on the Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database. This database is one of the state’s most popular online services, receiving 100,000+ hits per month. See our grants page or call Amy Barry at 801-245-7247 for more information.
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:
Cemeteries my export to the Utah Burials Database all or part of their records, including updates (usually new burials since the last update). Annual updates from cemeteries will help us keep the database up to date.
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:
|FATHER_NAME||John Burt Sr|
|SPOUSE_NAME||Mary Etta Seddon|
These tips will help ensure the data is correctly transferred into the Utah Burial Database.
Corrections 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.
Contact Amy Barry at 801-245-7247.
Interested in volunteering to collect cemetery records? Great!
If you’re interested in volunteering in a cemetery, but don’t know how to get started, email Amy Barry .
Allows the user to search for cemeteries throughout Utah and indicates whether or not a particular cemetery’s burial information is included in the database.
The cemeteries listed are part of the burials database. The list provides location, contact information and a website link, as well as the number of burials and when the burial information was last updated for each cemetery.
Find the names of people buried in these cemeteries
by searching the burials database.
Quick Search Hint: Enter Last Name and first letter of First Name only. Add more search criteria, such as birth year or burial place, only if your search yields too many responses.
To search quickly
Use the Standard Search and search by name without specifying a location or date. This is the fastest search available.
To see a list of all burials in a cemetery
Using the Standard Search, select the radio button next to Cemetery under Burial Place and select the cemetery from the drop down list. Leave all other fields blank. This will provide an alphabetical list of all names for that cemetery, 20 names at a time. If you see no names, it means that we don’t yet have the records for the cemetery in our database.
If you can’t find a name
If you can’t find a name of a person whom you know is in a given cemetery, try these ideas: