Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84240

Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk Register of Births

Dates: 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

This series contains a register used to record births in the county during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry in the register contains such information as the sex, color, and race or nativity of the child, the date and place of birth, parents' names and place of residence, name of doctor, midwife, or informant, and an assigned reporting number.

Beginning in 1898, State law required physicians and midwives to report 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) Despite such requirements, some births were not recorded in the birth register during this time period.

In 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in lieu of maintaining a birth register.

Arrangement

Chronological by reporting date and roughly chronological by birth date.

Related Records

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, This series contains birth certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

Custody History

This series was transferred from the County Clerk to the State Archives for preservation following microfilming in May 2014.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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

The microfilm of this series from 1966 was processed by M. Call in September 1998. Because the microfilm copy was almost illegible, the series was re-microfilmed in 2014, the original records were transferred to the State Archives, and the series was re-processed by Alan Barnett.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898 Jan-1905 Apr Register of Births, 1966 microfilming (poor legibility)
DISC BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898 Jan-1905 Apr Register of Births, 2014 microfilming