Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84073

Garfield 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, name of child, place of birth, sex, race, color, parents' names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number.

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 but not month. Entries were recorded in the order reported to the clerk, rather than 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

This series was processed by M. Call in September 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Register is preceded by an index which is alphabetical by surname,.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1898 - 1905