Series 29770
Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Birth reports

Dates: 1898-1904.

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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 various reports of births submitted to the county clerk. An 1898 law enacted by the State Legislature required physicians and midwives to record each birth at which they assisted professionally. They reported quarterly to the county clerk or in the case of incorporated cities, to the local board of health, which would in turn report to the county clerk. In their absence, parents were required to make a report. (Revised Statutes of Utah 1898, Title 57, p. 474-475)

This series includes several reports on standardized forms, including a Parents' Notice of Birth of Child, quarterly reports from a physician in Castle Gate, and a page from a register of births for the Helper Precinct. It also includes one physician's letter written to report a birth. The Helper Precinct report includes two deaths in 1904. The births reported in this series were recorded by the county clerk in the official Register of Births. The series apparently contains just a sampling of birth reports that have survived and does not represent all birth reports received by the clerk.


Chronological by report date.

Research Note

When borrowing the original volume for microfilming, the Utah State Archives also created color digital images which are now available online.

Related Records

Register of Births from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 83869, contains the official record of births compiled from reports, including those in this series.

Register of Deaths from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 83870, contains the official record of deaths compiled from reports, including the two deaths reported in this series.

Additional Forms

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 archivally processed for microfilming by Alan B. Barnett in April 2019.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.--Registers of births, etc.

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