Series 20947
Rich County (Utah). County Clerk Birth register

Dates: 1898-1905.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains a register recording births from 1898 to 1905. Each entry includes such information as date of birth, sex, race, color, parents' names, residence, and name of informant making the report.

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of each birth at which they assisted professionally. In their absence, parents were required to make a report. They then reported quarterly to the county clerk or in the case of incorporated cities, to the local board of health and they would in turn report to the county clerk. (Revised Statutes of Utah 1898, Title 57, p. 474-475) Despite these requirements, not all births were recorded.

In 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Arrangement

Chronological by report date and loosely chronological by year.

Related Records

Birth reports from Rich County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 29680, contain many original records that were used to create entries within this series.

Register of deaths and births from Rich County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 29682, contains some records that possess information identical to entries within this series.

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, replaced this series as the official birth records beginning in 1905.

Custody History

The County Clerk transferred the original records in this series to the State Archives in July 2018.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Copies of these records are located at Ancestry.com View Online.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in December 1998. It was reprocessed by Riley K. Mills in August 2018 after the original records were transferred to the State Archives.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index to this series is available, covering from 1898 thru 1905. View index. Indexes: The register is preceded by an index which is alphabetical based on the first letter of the surname.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.--Rich County (Utah).
  • Rich County (Utah)--Statistics, Vital.

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898-1905

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