I Found it in the Archives: Lost Sibling

Salt Lake County Archives receives many requests from patrons searching for their great-great grandmother’s death record.  Recently however, a patron discovered a brother that she never knew had existed.

This patron was a 79 year old woman, and had found the death listing in an online index while searching for her parents’ names.  She arrived at the Archives with many questions, including how her brother had died and how old he had been at the time of his death.  The death certificate revealed a stillborn baby brother that had died the year before she was born.  Her parents had never spoken of the baby, and her other siblings had no memory of the infant.  The only link that she had to this lost brother was through his death record.

Example of a death record certificate, 1935.

Example of page two of a death record, ledger book format, 1851-1852.

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