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.

***The interactive map is updated twice a year.


Upcoming 2022 Preservation Events

Sept 2-3 - SLC City Cemetery
Chinese Plat cleanup

Sept 17 - Scipio Cemetery
Time: 11:00 am
Host: Scipio Town

Sept 24 - Oak City Cemetery
Time: 10:30 pm
Host: Oak City 

Oct 5 - Leeds Cemetery
Time: 11:00 am
Host: Leeds Town

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
GRANT CLOSED
Contact: Amy Barry / 801-245-7247 / utahcemeteries@utah.gov