Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84029

Uintah 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 between 1898 and 1905. Each entry includes the child's name, date of birth, sex, race, color, names of parents, place of residence, name of informant, and an assigned number.

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep a record of each birth for which they assisted. In their absence, parents were responsible for completing the report. These records were submitted quarterly to the county clerk , or in the case of incorporated cities, to the local board of health who would then 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 standard 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, Birth certificates of the Bureau of Vital Records, record this information after 1904 but do not become public until 100 years after birth. The researcher should contact the agency.

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, the gender of the child, and the date of birth is available, covering from 1898 thru 1905.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898 - 1905