Weber County (Utah). County Clerk Birth register
Dates: i 1898-1905.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes an assigned number; child's name; sex; legitimacy ; color; race; date and place of birth; parent's names; attending physician; informant; and remarks. On the reel, the register is followed by individual certificates.
Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to keep record of each birth for which they assisted. In their absence, the parents were required to complete 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 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.
These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of birth. On this reel, the register is followed by individual certificates.
Births occurring in Ogden are not included in this register. The researcher should contact Weber County Vital Statistics.
Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, record this information after 1904 but do not become public until 100 years after birth.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by M. Call in September 1998.
Indexes: An electronic index is available,.
- Registers of births, etc.—Weber County (Utah).
- Weber County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.
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