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Ancestry.com (In Library Use Only)

This genealogy research database provides access to over 16 billion historical records as well as over 200 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories uploaded by users. Available records include birth, marriage, and death certificates; immigration records; census data; navy deployments; and draft cards. Users may save and share this data to build family trees.

HeritageQuest Online
This genealogy research database allows users to search for information on people and places described in over 25,000 family and local histories. Users may also search 140 years of U.S. Census records, marriage and death records, genealogy and local history publications, tax records, city directories, land and probate records, and many other documents.
Obituary Archives
This site is useful for searching for obituaries in over 800 American newspapers. The coverage dates vary by newspaper, but most cover at least the last ten to fifteen years. Searches can cover the entire country or be narrowed by regions or specific publications. Although this site charges to view obituaries, the Weber County Library has free access to many obituaries through its research databases or through Inter-Library Loan. For assistance in obtaining obituaries, call Library staff at 801-337-2642.

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United States Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org)
This resource uses data from the Social Security Administration to provide information such as the social security number, birth and death dates, and place of death for more than 76 million individuals. The index includes death information from 1962 to the present (excluding the last three years) and may be searched by name, life events, or family relationships. It currently contains 50 percent of deceased persons from 1962 to 1971 and 85 percent of deceased persons from 1972 to 2005. Users must create a free account with FamilySearch.org to view search results.
Utah Cemetery Burials Database
This resource, maintained by the Utah Division of State History, allows users to conduct simultaneous searches for names on tombstones in dozens of Utah cemeteries, including several in Weber County. Information from the tombstones usually includes dates of birth and death, grave location, and known relatives. The database is updated monthly but the accuracy of the information included depends on the meticulousness of the volunteers who compile and submit the data from each cemetery. Click on "Search for a person" to start a search.
Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967

The Utah State Archives maintains a Utah Death Certificate Index that provides online access to the digitized images of most death certificates issued in the state between 1905 and 1967. More recent death certificates are classified as private records and are not available to the general public. The index may be searched by name or browsed by date.