Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11802

Davis 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

These records contain birth registers recorded for the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes the date and place of birth, sex, race, color, parent's names, residence, name of informant, and an assigned number.

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of each birth for which they assisted professionally. In their absence, parents were required to complete a report. They then filed the reports 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.

Arrangement

These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of birth.

Entries are chronological by year but not by month as entries were recorded in order of report not by date of birth.

Related Records

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, This series contains birth certificates filed at the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

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 September 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index has been created which indexes the parents' names, date of birth, and gender of child, covering from 1898 thru 1905.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.—Davis County (Utah).
  • Davis County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

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1 1898-1905