Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84106

Sanpete 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.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes an assigned number, sex, color, race, date and place of birth, parent's names and residence, attending physician , and remarks.

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.

Related Records

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, contain birth certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904, but are not public until 100 years after birth.

Custody History

Original paper transferred to the Archives from the agency in 2007.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

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. The original paper register was acquired by the Archives in 2007 with updates made by Gina Strack in the series inventory in November 2010. The Genealogical Society of Utah created digital images in 2007 for online access.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An name index is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.--Sanpete County (Utah).
  • Sanpete County (Utah)--Statistics, Vital.

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898-1905