Series 83781
Cache County (Utah). County Clerk Birth registers

Dates: i 1898-1905.

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

Scope and Content

These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1904. Each entry has an assigned number, name of father, name of mother, date of birth, name of child, sex, race, color, residence of parents, and name of informant making the report.

Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of 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 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.


Chronological by year

Entries are chronological by year but not by month as 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, This series contains birth certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

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.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index is available, covering from 1898 thru 1905.

Indexing Terms

  • Registers of births, etc.—Cache County (Utah).
  • Cache County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

1 1898 - 1905

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.