Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk Birth registers
Dates: i 1898-1905.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, child' s name, sex, race, color, parents, residence, person making report, and an assigned number. This reel also contains anomalous entries whose dates range from 1866 to 1897 which were entered long after birth, and entries dating 1905 to 1959, which were also recorded as certificates and kept with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.
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)
In 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of birth.
Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, record this information after 1904 but do not become public until 100 years after birth.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by M. Call in September 1998.
- Registers of births, etc.—Wayne County (Utah).
- Wayne County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.