April 9, 2007

Utah Death Certificates Now Online

FamilySearch, in conjunction with the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Utah State Archives and Records Service, announced that the state's free online index to death certificates is now linked to original images of the historic documents.

The integration of the index with free digital pictures of the death certificates issued from 1905 to 1954 by the state will open doors to additional information for family historians and genealogists with Utah ties.

The online index to 250,000+ Utah deaths was created by the State Office of Vital Records and Statistics and has searchable information limited to the name of the deceased person, their date of death, sex, and where they died.

1 comment:

Cricket said...

The state of Missouri is also in the process of placing digital images of death certificates online. http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

They have the index complete from 1910-1956, and images are online (free) for 1910-1932, and 1950-1956.

At a time when fewer vital records are being made available to genealogists over the misplaced fear of identity theft, states like Missouri and Utah are to be commended!

Cricket Hackmann
http://www.shakingthefamilytree.blogspot.com