Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
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*Name of veteran  
 
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Revision as of 20:43, 28 February 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This Collection includes records from 1847 to 1966.

Card file consisting of thousands of cards arranged by county, then by city, and then by the veteran’s name. Only in Salt Lake City were the records filed by cemetery and then by veteran’s name.

These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.

These records were compiled by the Military Records Section of the Utah State Historical Society. Form letters were sent to the next of kin of deceased veterans and the information returned was transcribed onto printed cards. This process began about 1957 and continued until 1970. Beginning in 1969 the information returned was entered directly into a database and the transcribing of information onto cards was abandoned the following year. The database continued to grow and information formerly on cards was entered into the database until 1986. In 1990 the existing cards (and some form letters) were microfilmed and subsequently destroyed. The collection published here is derived from microfilming completed in 1966 and therefore excludes any of the subsequent additions to the collection. The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.

These records were compiled to track veteran burial locations to assist veterans’ families in obtaining grave markers and help veterans’ organizations to place flags on graves on Decoration Day (later designated Memorial Day).

The records are fairly reliable considering that they were compiled from responses to a form letter.

For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Capitol Building, Salt Lake City.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

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  • Name of veteran
  • Rank and Serial number
  • Military unit in which served
  • Branch
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • City and county of burial
  • Cemetery and plot location
  • Next of kin including name, address, and relationship (often blank)

How to Use the Record

Use date and place of birth to pursue birth records to ascertain parent’s names. Date and place of death may be used to locate death records which may also provide parent’s names.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR7-CYQ&nbsp;: accessed 3 May 2012), entry for Kenneth Jones, 27 August 1957; citing Veterans Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.