Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915
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Salt Lake, Utah, 
United States
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Location of Salt Lake County, Utah
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Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1890-1915
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Records Manager and Archive, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of a name index and images to Salt Lake County Birth records from 1890 to 1915. The records are arranged in volumes chronologically. Before 1908, entries were made in registers that were divided into columns and rows. Beginning in 1908, entries were made on printed certificates, with four per page. Separate books were kept for Salt Lake City and the rest of the county, although many county entries were recorded in the city books and vice versa. It is not known if these are duplicate entries. Salt Lake County began registering births in 1890. Separate books for kept for deaths in Salt Lake City and for the rest of the county. Beginning in 1905, the Utah State Board of Health required county Board of Health registrars to record all births occurring in their county. Physicians, midwives, and birthing facilities were all responsible to supply this information. County officials sent certificates each month to the state registrar at the Department of Vital Statistics.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Race or nativity
  • Father's name and age
  • Father’s birthplace and occupation
  • Mother's maiden name and age
  • Mother’s birthplace and occupation
  • Parents' residence
  • Whether a single or multiple birth
  • Birth order of child
  • Number of children born to this mother who are still living

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed.

DGS Note Start Year End Year
4121037 v. 1, p. 1-200, no. 1-6911 1890 1903
4121046 v. 2, p. 201-425, no. 6872-16482 1890 1903
4121052 v. 1, no. 1-8400 1903 1908
4121066 v. 2, no. 1-8481 1903 1908

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as baptism, marriage, and death records (
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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