Series 3537
Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk Birth reports

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 report forms submitted to the county clerk in accordance with a law passed in 1898, requiring that "all physicians and professional midwives must keep a register of each birth at which times they assist professionally" and that a certified copy of their registers must be filed quarterly with the county clerk (1898 Utah Revised Statutes, Title 57). The county clerk used the submitted forms to compile a listing of all births in Tooele County in the official "Register of Births" (Series 84240). The forms include such information as the location of births, child's sex, color, race, date and place of birth, parents' names and residence, name of informant, date of report, signature and address of informant, and date filed with the clerk. These forms were no longer used after 1905, when the system of reporting births was revised to place responsibility for registering births with the State Health Department.

Arrangement

Chronological by filing date, thereunder alphabetical by name of attending midwife or physician, thereunder chronological by birth date.

Related Records

Register of Births from Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 84240, was created using information from this series.

Custody History

The County Clerk transferred the records in this series to the State Archives in 2014.

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 by Alan B. Barnett in January 2018.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    DISC BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
    pending 1 1 1898 Reports of Births
    1 2 1899 Reports of Births
    1 3 1900 Reports of Births
    1 4 1901 Reports of Births
    1 5 1902 Reports of Births
    1 6 1903 Reports of Births
    1 7 1904 Reports of Births
    1 8 1905 Feb 1 Reports of Birth, F.M. Davis, M.D.
    1 9 1905 Feb 9 Reports of Birth, John T. Flinders
    1 10 1905 Mar 15 Reports of Birth, J. A. Phipps, M.D.
    1 11 1905 May 16 Reports of Birth, F. M. Davis, M.D.

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