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:
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.
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:
John Burt Sr
Mary Etta Seddon
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
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.
If the Utah Cemeteries Database does not have any records you may be able to help the cemetery digitize its records. This means recording the information in the sexton’s records into a database. This database provides information to family and other historians worldwide.
The cemetery may be interested in having you document the headstones in the cemetery by photographing and/or recording the information on the stones. This is a great service. However, the Utah Burials Database does not normally accept information from headstones, because the sexton records are the official burial records. However, in a few limited cases, we may accept burial records when sexton records do not exist.
If you’re interested in volunteering in a cemetery, but don’t know how to get started, email Amy Barry .
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We hope this helps you find a meaningful volunteer project that will help others connect with their ancestors and the past.
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:
Try a different name spelling
Try just the first part of a name, or just the first letter of the first name
Try the maiden name
Use the Advanced Search. The Standard Search searches only the beginnings of a name, so if all you know is the middle or maiden name, you will need to use the Advanced Search.