Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83773

Beaver County (Utah). County Clerk Birth registers

Dates: i 1897-1905.

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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 reel contains birth registers for Beaver County between the years 1897 and 1905. Each entry includes the date of birth, sex, race, color, names of parents, residence, name of party making the report, and number (assigned sequentially).

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of each birth in which they assisted professionally. In their absence, 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 who would forward the 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

Chronological by year but not by month. 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 with 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

Processed by M. Call in September 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index to the names of the parents, gender of child, date of birth, and entry number is available, covering from 1897 thru 1905.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.—Beaver County (Utah).

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1897 - 1905