Utah state law mandates the Utah Division of State History to collect burial information and place it in a public, searchable database. The information found within this searchable database is provided by the individual cemeteries and in some cases augmented with additional research to complete records.

We also maintain a list of cemeteries and basic contact information. If you manage a cemetery please take a moment to fill out our online contact form so our information is up to date. You can use this excel spreadsheet template to submit burial information.

Cemeteries can submit their records in excel format to utahcemeteries@utah.gov.

*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.

**The majority of data comes from the sexton. For abandoned cemeteries burial data is the result of independent research. Primary sources are used to augment data fields. The burials database is updated monthly.


Upcoming 2022 Preservation Events

April 9 - Scipio Pioneer Cemetery
Time: 11:00 am
Host: Scipio Town
Focus: Cleaning headstones

May 7 - South Morgan Cemetery
Time: 11:00 am
Host: Morgan County Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Focus: Cleaning headstones

May 12 - Murray City Cemetery
Time: 1:00 pm
Host: Murray City History Board
Focus: Cleaning headstones

June 1-2 - Castle Gate & Scofield Cemetery
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Host: Utah State History
Focus: High level repairs

June 4 - Ogden Aultorest Cemetery
Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Host: Weber County Heritage Foundation (requires registration. The event will be split into 3 sessions). 
Focus: Cleaning and resetting headstones

June 17 - Salt Lake City Cemetery
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Host: Friends of SLC Cemetery will be hosting Jon Appel with Atlas Preservation for a free, public workshop.
Register here.

June 25 - Randolph Cemetery
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Host: Randolph Cemetery District
Focus: Cleaning and resetting

GRANTS
applications will be accepted every year between February 1 - May 31

We fund small grants for cemetery preservation, cemetery records digitization and GIS mapping.

Purpose

The matching grant fund helps to fulfill the mandate established by the state to collect and maintain digital records of burials and to encourage cemeteries to maintain GIS records and maps. The grant is also available to help maintain and repair cemeteries, grave sites and other historic features.

Who Can Apply

  • Municipal cemeteries
  • Cemetery maintenance districts
  • Endowment care cemeteries
  • Private nonprofit cemeteries
  • Genealogical associations
  • Other nonprofit groups with an interest in cemeteries.

How to Apply

Simply hit the "grant application" button below (when the grant opens) and it will take you to a secure login page. You will need to set up as a new user to begin the process.  

See full grant guidelines below. Please read them to determine your eligibility. Also note this grant is unable to fund infrastructure needs such as roads, sprinklers, or sheds.

Grant Reports

At the end of the grant cycle recipients must submit a final report.

Guidelines & Requirements
APPLY HERE
Contact: Amy Barry / 801-245-7247 / utahcemeteries@utah.gov