Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5107

Weber County (Utah). County Clerk Birth register

Dates: i 1898-1905.

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

Scope and Content

These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes an assigned number; child's name; sex; legitimacy ; color; race; date and place of birth; parent's names; attending physician; informant; and remarks. On the reel, the register is followed by individual certificates.

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of each birth for which they assisted. In their absence, the parents were required to complete 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.

Arrangement

These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of birth. On this reel, the register is followed by individual certificates.

Research Note

Births occurring in Ogden are not included in this register. The researcher should contact Weber County Vital Statistics.

Related Records

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.

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 is available,.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1898 - 1905