The Utah, Iron County Clerk Birth Registers Index ranges from 1898 through 1905 and contains 149 birth certificates. These birth records come directly from the Utah State Archives. To learn more about the role of this institution, visit their website at the Utah State Archives .
The information typically found in a birth record in the Utah, Iron County Clerk Birth Registers Index includes the last name of the child, gender, race, date of birth, residence or place of birth and parents' names. Some birth records might be missing a name or just feature a first initial, but this is usually due to an illegible or incomplete source record.
The Utah State Archives is the state's repository for historic records, including maintaining the birth registers for all Utah counties in existence during the 1890s up through 1905, when birth certificates stopped being reported to county clerks and started being reported to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, which falls under the Utah Department of Health today. In 1898, physicians and midwives were forced to start registering all births they attended with the local county clerk. If no professional was present at the birth, the responsibility of reporting the birth fell to the parents. Iron County birth certificates from that time listed the child's name, gender, birth date, race, color, parents' names, residence and informant name.
In order to facilitate researching Iron County birth certificates, the Utah State Archives compiled the birth register into an online index that can be searched using name of the child, name of either parent and date of birth. The actual birth register is organized chronologically by year, but then only in order of report, not by name or date. This index is considered public record in Utah because the birth certificates are over 100 years old. Any birth certificate less than 100 years old will only be released to immediate family or to the person on record.
The Utah State Archives offers a wide variety of historical state records, including other vital records like marriage licenses, death certificates, adoption records and divorce records. Anyone researching family history can also take advantage of looking through military records, land records, census records and naturalization documents. Probate documents including wills and estates are also full of information. Also, the majority of Utah State Archives records are public information.
Individuals may visit Utah State Archives to perform searches for birth certificates and make copies in person or may request copies by telephone, mail or by using the online request form. To get more information on requesting Iron County birth certificates, use the information below to get in touch with Utah State Archives.
Utah State Archives
300 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
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