Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5107

Weber County (Utah). County Clerk Birth register

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 record of births primarily from areas of the county outside of Ogden. Each entry typically includes the age and birthplace of the parents, residence of the parents, informant's name and position, filing date, remarks, assigned number, surname of father, date of birth, sex and condition, race, color, and names of the parents. On the microfilm, the register is followed by individual certificates and copies of entries where certificates are not available. These copies were cut from pages at the beginning of the book. After the book was microfilmed, filing dates and remarks recorded on the certificates and copies were added to the book itself.

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.

Arrangement

Generally chronological by reporting date.

These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of birth.

Related Records

Birth register from Ogden (Utah). City Recorder, Series 27190, record births within Ogden City during the same time period as this series.

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, record information about births after 1904.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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. View index. Indexes: An alphabetical name index was added to the book after being microfilmed.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

BOX REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898-1905; Birth Register (pp. 6-11)
1 none Name Index (pp. 13-18)
none 1 1898-1905; Birth Certificates