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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]| link2=[[United States Vital Records|U.S. Vital Records]] | link3= [[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to Find United States Births]] [[Image:GotoarrowU.S.pngBirth Records]] | link4=[[UtahVital Records|Utah Vital Records]] | link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngHow to Find Utah Birth Records|How to Find Utah Birth Records]] '''Utah Births'''''<br> }} __NOTOC__
In 1896, Utah was created a state from the Territory of Utah. Statewide registration of births began in 1905 in Utah and was generally complied with by 1917. The counties have copies of these records.<br>
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== '''Next Step: When did the birth occur? ''' ==
:*[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_before_1898|<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''Births before 1898'''</span>]]
:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_from_1899_thru_1976Births_from_1898_thru_1905|Births from 1899 1898 thru 19761905]]'''</span><br> :*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_after_1977Births_from_1905_thru_1913|Births from 1905 thru 1913]]'''</span><br> :*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_after_1914|Births after 19771914]]'''</span><br>
:*[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''I don't know when the birth is'''</span>]]
== '''Births before 1898''' ==
Looking for a birth certificate for an ancestor might seem like the first place to start your genealogical research, but no government agencies in Utah were required by law to record birth before 1898. Though not required to do so, Salt Lake City and Ogden began registering births in 1890 and Park City began registering births in 1892. These records are available at the [http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm#pre Utah State Archives]. State registration of births began in 1905 and were generally complied with by 1917. During the time period from 1898 to 1905 or later, you may wish to search individual county records. See [[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]].
'''Before 1890, no births were recorded by the county or state'''. You must search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.
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== '''Births from 1899 1898 thru 19761905''' ==
In 1896, Utah was created from the Territory of Utah.
:*1917 - Utah statewide registration generally complied<br>
<br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in During the databases belowtime period from 1898 to 1905 or later, try searching for you may wish to search individual county records. The [http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm#pre Utah State Archives] has birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other register records]]from 1898 to 1905 for various counties with an online index for some counties.
More information at: [[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]]. <center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center> {| width="99%" border="0" align="center"|-! valign="middle" bgcolor="#302040" scope="col" | |} <br>  == '''Births from 1905 thru 1913''' == In late 1904, the Utah Dept. of Health assumed responsibility for creating birth certificates for all individuals who were born in Utah.  The [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/81443.htm Utah State Archives] has birth certificates from 1905 to 1913. The Birth certificate images are attached to the index. <center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center> <br>  <br>  {| width="99%" border="0" align="center"|-! valign="middle" bgcolor="#302040" scope="col" | |} == '''Births after 1914''' == In 1896, Utah was created from the Territory of Utah.  :*1898 - Utah law required counties to record births :*1905 - Utah Statewide registration began :*1917 - Utah statewide registration generally complied<br> During the time period from 1898 to 1905 or later, you may wish to search individual county records. See [[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]].  <br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]]. Also refer to [http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth-obtaining.htm Guide for obtaining Birth Records]  ==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information''' &nbsp; ====
For births that exist during this time period, try the following databases.
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'''Free at FamilySearch.org: '''48,049&nbsp;Utah Births mixed across various counties.
See [[Utah Births and Christenings (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical RecorrdsRecords)for]]&nbsp;for coverage table.
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:
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<br> '''[http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/81443.html 1906-1910 Birth Certificates]''' available online from Utah Department of Archives and Record Service
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the See [[http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/ How to Find Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  {| width="99%" border="0" align="center"|-! valign="middle" bgcolor="Birth Records#302040" scope="col" | Restrictions_for_persons_born_within_the_last_100_years|} See [How_to_Find_Utah_Birth_Records#Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years'''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years'''  == '''Births after 1977''' == *From 1977 to the present, the births and deaths are indexed by computer and may be found at the county vital records offices.&nbsp;<br> With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:  {| width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6"|-| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Birth Certificates'''|-| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.utah.gov/government/countymap.html From County of Birth] | width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [https://silver.health.utah.gov/birthinfo.html From UT Dept. of Health State office]|-| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros''' | width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons''' | width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros''' | width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons'''|-| May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state | County websites can be more difficult to use | Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee | May be more expensive than ordering from the county|}
'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/ Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>
 
Note: [[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Restrictions_for_persons_born_in_the_last_100_years_Restrictions_on_ordering_Birth_Records]]
 
'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]] you can search.<br>'''
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=='''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years''' ==
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:
<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
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