Utah, Birth Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth Certificates
Collection years 1903-1914
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service - A division within the Dept. of Administrative Services that manages records created by state and local governmental entities in Utah, and provides access to historical government records.


What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of an index and images to birth certificates acquired from the Utah State Archives for the years 1903 to 1914. The records are arranged by year, county,and month within a numerical arrangement by box and folder number. Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. This collection is from Utah State Archives Series 81443.

In 1905 state registration of births and deaths began and was generally complied with by 1917. Registration of births prior to 1905 is irregular. No government agencies in Utah were required by law to record births before 1898. Salt Lake City and Ogden began registering births in 1890 and Park City began registering births in 1892. The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. For more information on how to locate birth records in Utah, read the article How to Find Utah Birth Records.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914.

Certificates are available for the following counties:

  • Beaver
  • Box Elder
  • Cache
  • Carbon
  • Daggett
  • Davis
  • Duchesne
  • Emery
  • Garfield
  • Grand
  • Iron
  • Juab
  • Kane
  • Millard
  • Morgan
  • Paiute
  • Piute
  • Rich
  • Salt Lake
  • San Juan
  • Sanpete
  • Sevier
  • Summit
  • Tooele
  • Uintah
  • Utah
  • Wasatch
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Weber

Collection Content

Sample Image


What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth records may include the following genealogical information:

  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Parents' names (usually includes the mother’s maiden name)
  • Sex
  • Residence or address of parents
  • Parents' birth dates
  • Parents' birth places
  • Parents' ages
  • Parents' occupation
  • Race
  • Attending physician or midwife


How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth.
  • The place where the birth occurred.
  • The name of the child's parents.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page<br

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Year"


For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Utah, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Utah Archives and Libraries.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image

Collection Citation:

"Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1910." FamilySearch. Database with Images. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Utah State Archives. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1910.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1910.


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