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

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
  
 
These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.  
 
These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.  
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
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.&nbsp;The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
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).
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
The records are fairly reliable considering that they were compiled from responses to a form letter.
 
  
 
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=== Record&nbsp;Content  ===
 
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Key genealogical facts found in these records are:  
 
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== How To Use The Record  ==
 
== 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. <br>  
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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.&nbsp;The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.
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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).
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Utah_Military_Records Utah Military Records]  
  
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==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
 
==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
  
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Contents

Collection Time Period

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

Record Description

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.

Record Content

Utah Veteran Burial Records.jpg

Key genealogical facts found in these records are:

  • Name of veteran
  • Serial number
  • Rank
  • Organization (military unit)
  • 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
  • Name, address, and relationship of next of kin (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.

Record History

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.

Why This Record Was Created

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).

Record Reliability

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

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Utah Military Records

Sources of This Collection 

"Records of veterans with Federal service buried in Utah, territorial to 1966," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City. FHL microfilm, 18 rolls. Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.


How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)