Series 28749

Riverside District Registrar (Utah) Birth Registers, 1905-1923.

0.20 cubic foot

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

Historical Note

See history of the records' creator.

Scope and Content

This series contains the local registrar's copy of birth certificates for the 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. The 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.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Exempt: Birth records are considered private for 100 years in accordance with Utah Code 26-2-22. The secondary classification is Public: Birth records older than 100 years are considered public.

Use Restrictions

These records are available for reproduction and use.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Custody History

The records in this series at some point came into the possession of Eleanor Jensen, a Riverside resident. In April 2015 Mrs. Jensen gave the records to the State Archives.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquired from the creating agency through established retention schedules.

Processing Information

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in August 2015.

Indexing Terms

Container List

111905 Oct 5-1907 Jan 15; Register of Births
121907 Jan 11-1915 Nov 29; Register of Births
131915 Dec 3-1923 Jun 19; Register of Births