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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 Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1892-1941
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1892 to 1941. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1892-1941 Marriages, 1887-1966 Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946
Beaver 0 4,696 0
Box Elder 2,569 4,179 519
Cache 1,928 26,317 3,526
Carbon 146 3,738 0
Daggett 0 1,722 0
Davis 1,984 19,249 0
Duchesne 0 627 0
Emery 0 3,101 100
Garfield 648 1,166 0
Grand 0 1,239 0
Iron 1,298 2,873 589
Juab 1,445 2,332 470
Kane 0 901 0
Millard 0 1,267 0
Morgan 0 888 833
Piute 0 1,463 0
Rich 0 1,208 0
Salt Lake 10,743 119,217 114,867
San Juan 929 1,010 0
Sanpete 0 13,334 0
Sevier 913 5,434 838
Summit 832 5,195 179
Tooele 279 3,112 145
Uintah 645 3,192 0
Utah 4,413 21,209 4,277
Utah (state) 15,418 30,064 5,367
Wasatch 341 1,887 0
Washington 0 6,563 0
Wayne 2,862 1,242 304
Weber 656 20,429 377
Total 48,049 308,854 132,391

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth and christening index entries usually include (over 98% of the time):

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Birth and christening index entries sometimes include:

  • Father's birthplace (79% of the time)
  • Mother's birthplace (78% of the time)
  • Race or color (23% of the time)


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 year of birth or christening.
  • The place where the birth or christening occurred.
  • The names 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line 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.

Citing 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 Births and Christenings, 1892-1941" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


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 Births and Christenings, 1892-1941.


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