Series 28283
Kanosh (Utah) Birth registers

Dates: 1905-1943.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains the local registrar's copy of birth certificates for the Kanosh Registration District. In 1905 the State Legislature adopted a law providing for the registration of births and deaths in the state under the direction of the State Board of Health. In accordance with this law, registration districts were created that coincided with established precincts. Local registrars for each district were appointed by county commissions. Local registrars were required to see that complete and accurate birth certificates were submitted for all births in the precinct. The registrar was to make a copy of each certificate "to be filed and permanently preserved in his office as the local record" and to submit the originals to the State Registrar once a month ("Laws of Utah, 1905," chapter 120).

The registrar's copies were recorded on forms identical to the originals and, like the originals, included such information as the place of birth, full name of child, sex, whether a twin, triplet, or multiple birth, whether legitimate or illegitimate, full name of father, father's residence, father's color or race, father's birthplace, father's age at last birthday, father's occupation, mother's maiden name, mother's residence, mother's color or race, mother's birthplace, mother's age at last birthday, mother's occupation, number of child of this mother and number of children of this mother now living, certificate of attending physician or midwife, date of filing with the local registrar, and registrar's signature.


Chronological by filing date and roughly by birth date.

While certificates are ordered by filing date, which usually corresponds closely to birth date, in some cases births were not reported for months or even decades afterwards. This is particularly true of several births from 1905 and 1914 that were recorded in 1941.

Related Records

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, include the official copies of birth certificates that were submitted to the Department of Health.

Custody History

These records were originally created by the registrar of the Kanosh precinct. At some time they came into the possession of Kanosh Town, which was the primary government entity functioning at that local level. Kanosh Town transferred the records to the State Archives in June 2013.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Exempt: Access to birth certificates is restricted in accordance with the provisions of UCA 26-02-22. The secondary classification is Public: Birth certificates are considered public beginning 100 years after the date of birth in accordance with UCA 26-02-22.

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 archivally processed by Alan Barnett in September 2013.

Container List

1 1 1 Register of Births; 1905 Jul 26-1912 Oct 22
1 1 2 Register of Births; 1912 Dec 11-1918 Sep 26
1 1 3 Register of Births; 1918 Oct 9-1924 Sep 10
1 1 4 Register of Births; 1924 Sep 7-1934 Mar 29
1 1 5 Register of Births; 1934 Mar 28-1943 Jan 10

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