The Utah, Sanpete County Clerk Death Registers Index spans from the year 1898 up to 1905 and features 1,006 death records. These records were compiled from the Utah State Archives death register index for Sanpete County. For additional information regarding the Utah State Archives, visit them online at the Utah State Archives .
The Utah, Sanpete County Clerk Death Registers Index usually includes the first and last name of the deceased, the date of death, and place of death in each death record. If any piece is missing from the death record, it usually means that the source record was either damaged or incomplete.
The Utah State Archives holds a wide variety of historical state records, including the historic Sanpete death register. The reason this register spans between 1898 and 1905 is because Utah began mandating that clergymen, justices of the peace, physicians and undertakers record deaths starting in 1898. Each time a person died, one of the above mentioned would record the name, residence location, age and time of death. Then, these officials would file the death records quarterly with their county clerk. However, in 1905, Utah passed a new law that required every county clerk's office to fill out and file a standardized death certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, which is under the Utah Department of Health.
The Utah State Archives put the death register for Sanpete County into an online index that allows users to perform name searches in order to get the proper record number. This makes finding the actual death certificate much easier, since the death register is organized chronologically by year and filed in order of receipt, not by name. Each death certificate that is filled out fully will include the full name of the deceased, along with date and place of death, gender, race, age, occupation, marital status, birthplace, name of informant and cause of death.
The Utah State Archives is also the central repository for a variety of other historical Utah records, including other vital record like marriage licenses, divorce records, birth certificates and adoption records. They also maintain land records, naturalization and citizenship records, military records, mining records, and historical civil, criminal and probate records. Death certificates less than 50 years old are only released to immediate family members, but older death certificates become public record.
Sanpete County death certificates are available for public searches, and individuals may perform searches in person at the Utah State Archives or may request copies of death certificates using an online form, by mail or by telephone. To get more details on how to request death certificates originating in Sanpete County, contact the Utah State Archives.
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