Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83869

Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Birth registers

Dates: i 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 during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, sex, race, color, parents, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number. Anomalous entries for the years 1918 and 1919 have also been recorded.

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.

Arrangement

Chronological by year, thereunder by order of report not 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, These records contain 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 to the parents' names, the gender of the child, the date of birth, and the page number for the entry is available,.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

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1 1898 - 1905