Series 83869
Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Register of Births

Dates: 1898-1905, 1918.

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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 as reported to the County Clerk. Each entry in the register typically includes the date of birth, sex, race, color, parents, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number. Most of the entries date from 1898-1905, but there are also two anomalous entries for the year 1918.

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 in turn report to the county clerk. (Revised Statutes of Utah 1898, Title 57, p. 474-475) In spite of the law, many births were not reported to the county clerk, so the record is incomplete.

In 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and the system of filing birth certificates replaced the system of recording documented in this series.


Chronological by reporting date and roughly chronological by birth date.

Research Note

This series contains three different copies of the Register of Births. There are two different microfilm copies with dates noted in the container list. One has a reel number and may be accessed on microfilm, the other is a preservation copy only. When borrowing the original volume for microfilming, the Utah State Archives also created color digital images which are now available online.

Related Records

Birth reports from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 29770, contain a sampling of birth reports submitted to the clerk and used as the source of information recorded in this series.

Birth certificates from the Department of Health (Utah). Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, These records contain birth certificates filed at the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

Copies of these records are located at View Online.

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 to the parents' names, the gender of the child, the date of birth, and the page number for the entry is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 Register of Births (1966 microfilming); 1898-1905
none Register of Births (2019 microfilming); 1898 Jan-1919 Dec

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