Utah, Rich County, Clerk Birth Registers Index, 1898 to 1905
The Utah, Rich County, County Clerk Birth Registers Index holds 275 birth records between the years 1898 and 1905. These birth records were compiled from the Utah State Archives. To learn more about the role of this agency, visit their website at the Utah State Archives .
Information Available In This Collection
When reading a birth record from the Utah, Rich County Clerk Birth Registers Index, the typical details available include the last name of the child, along with the birth date, race and gender. The parents' full names and residence are also included. Any missing information is attributed to an incomplete source record.
About the Utah State Archives
The Utah State Archives is responsible for storing and maintaining a wide variety of historical records, which includes historical birth registers from various Utah counties in existence between 1898 and 1905. In 1898, Utah started required all midwives and physicians to register any births they attended. The parents were expected to report the birth if no one attended to the county clerk. This changed in 1905, when Utah altered the law to require all births be reported to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, which is overseen by the Utah Department of Health.
The Rich County birth records during this time period were organized by the Utah State Archives into an online index to help researchers identify record numbers by performing a name search. The physical index is organized chronologically by year and further sorted by record number in the order it was filed, making it difficult to locate a particular name. Birth certificates from this time will include the full name of the child, gender, race, color, birth date, full names of parents, residence and name of informant. The Utah State Archives also offers a glimpse into the history and making of Rich County, which helps give context to these historical births.
The Utah State Archives also holds important marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates and adoption records. There are also important historical records, including census records, business incorporation records, city and town records that can include council minutes and telephone books, which are valuable for genealogists. Other types of records stored here are military records, land and mining records, property records and probate records.
The Utah State Archives welcomes individuals to make birth record requests in person or use the research center and peruse the various types of records available. Individuals may also request Rich County birth records by mail, telephone or by using the online request form. Use the following contact information to learn additional details regarding the Utah State Archives and requesting birth records.
Utah State Archives
300 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
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