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Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Known Issues
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Examine the image, if possible, prior to accepting the indexed record as valid.

  • Poor image quality contributed to indexing errors in dates and spelling of names and places.
  • Incomplete death information, for example, "died last Monday," from obituaries contributed to incorrect death dates.
  • The non-standardization of obituaries, as opposed to standardized state death certificates, contributed to indexing errors in death dates and relationships to the deceased.
  • Multiple listings of obituaries on a single image contributed to missing names or incorrect reporting of death dates or relationships.
  • The link from the record detail page, “Visit Partner Site” can retrieve the wrong image. There is no feature to browse nearby images to find the correct one.

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