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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>  
 
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? '''  ==
 
== '''Next Step: When did the birth occur? '''  ==
  
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:*[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_before_1898|<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''Births before 1898'''</span>]]  
 
:*[[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_1976|Births from 1899 thru 1976]]'''</span><br>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_from_1898_thru_1905|Births from 1898 thru 1905]]'''</span><br>  
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_from_1905_thru_1913|Births from 1905 thru 1913]]'''</span><br>
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:*<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Births_after_1914|Births after 1914]]'''</span><br>  
 
:*[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''I don't know when the birth is'''</span>]]
 
:*[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|<span style="font-size: 120%;">'''I don't know when the birth is'''</span>]]
  
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== '''Births before 1898'''  ==
 
== '''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. 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]].  
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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].  
  
 
'''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.  
 
'''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 thru 1976'''  ==
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== '''Births 1898 thru 1905'''  ==
  
 
In 1896, Utah was created from the Territory of Utah.  
 
In 1896, Utah was created from the Territory of Utah.  
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:*1917 - Utah statewide registration generally complied<br>
 
:*1917 - Utah statewide registration generally complied<br>
  
<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]].  
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During the time period from 1898 to 1905 or later, you may wish to search individual county records. The [http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm#pre Utah State Archives] has birth register records from 1898 to 1905 for various counties with an online index for some counties.  
  
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information''' &nbsp;  ====
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More information at: [[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]].
 
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<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.  
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| width="25%" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675542 Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941]
 
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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 Recorrds)]]&nbsp;for coverage table.
 
 
 
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| For more information on this topic see [[How to Find Birth Information in Utah|How to Find Birth Information in Utah]]<br>
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''
 
| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''No birth record for your ancestor?'''
 
| [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|Other records with birth information]]
 
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
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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%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
 
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| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Birth Certificates'''
 
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County From County of Birth]
 
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp From UT Dept. of Health State office]
 
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
 
| width="25%" align="center" | '''Cons'''
 
| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''
 
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| 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
 
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>
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== '''Births from 1905 thru 1913''' ==
  
'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:
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In late 1904, the Utah Dept. of Health assumed responsibility for creating birth certificates for all individuals who were born in Utah.
  
:*The person on the certificate
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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.
:*The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate  
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<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>
:*The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
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:*The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
 
:*The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
 
:*Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
 
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
 
  
'''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>
 
<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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== '''Births from 1931 thru 1969'''  ==
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== '''Births after 1914'''  ==
  
Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Obtain_the_Certificate|Utah Vital Registration office]].  
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In 1896, Utah was created from the Territory of Utah.
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:*1898 - Utah law required counties to record births  
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:*1905 - Utah Statewide registration began
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:*1917 - Utah statewide registration generally complied<br>
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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]].  
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<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'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
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| [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1898-1969 - use at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries]
 
| '''Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries;''' [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Find your local FamilySearch Center]
 
 
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| <br>  
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| width="25%" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675542 Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941]
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'''Free at FamilySearch.org: '''48,049 Utah Births mixed across various counties.
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See [[Utah Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|Utah Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)for]] coverage table.
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| width="10%" | <br>
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''  
| [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2537 1898-1969 - use your Ancestry subscription]
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| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching online indexes]]  
| '''$,''' [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/freetrial?o_iid=48816&o_lid=48816&o_sch=Web+Property To obtain a subscription to Ancestry]; Ancestry is often available through your local public library for free
 
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| ''Can't search the index listed above?''
 
| Go to Step Two listed below and order a search for your ancestor from the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health State Office].
 
|-
 
| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the index?'''  
 
| [[Tips for Searching an Online Index|Tips for searching indexes]]  
 
 
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
  
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| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Birth Certificates'''
 
| align="center" colspan="4" | '''To Order Birth Certificates'''
 
|-
 
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://vitalrec.com/wv.html#County From County of Birth]  
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.utah.gov/government/countymap.html From County of Birth]  
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp From UT Dept. of Health State office]
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | [https://silver.health.utah.gov/birthinfo.html From UT Dept. of Health State office]
 
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''  
 
| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''  
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> For a fee, the [http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
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<br>  
  
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:
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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]]
  
:*The person on the certificate
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'''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>  
:*The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
 
:*The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
 
:*The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
 
:*The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
 
:*Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
 
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
 
 
 
'''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>  
 
 
<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
<br>  
 
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== '''Births after 1977'''  ==
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== '''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years''' ==
 
 
*From 1977 to the present, the births and deaths are indexed by computer and may be found at the county vital records offices. Before 1905, you will need to contact county offices also<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%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
 
|-
 
| 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 [https://silver.health.utah.gov/birthinfo.html Utah Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>
 
  
'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
+
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
  
 
:*The person on the certificate  
 
:*The person on the certificate  
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::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
 
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
  
'''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>'''
+
'''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>  
 
<center>[[How to Find Utah Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
<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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:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
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:*[[United States Record Finder|United States Record Finder ]]  
 
:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
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:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
 
:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
  
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[[Category:Utah_Vital_Records]] [[Category:How-To Articles]]
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*[http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30027/utah-salt-lake-county-birth-records-1890-1915?s=218489221 Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915], ($), index
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/utah-births-and-christenings-1892-1941 Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941], ($), index
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1908 Utah, Birth Registers, 1892-1944] Index and images ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9172 Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1911]] ($)

Latest revision as of 00:48, 24 May 2019

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.

Next Step: When did the birth occur? [edit | edit source]

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 1898[edit | edit source]

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 Utah State Archives.

Before 1890, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Church Records
Census
Military Records
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births 1898 thru 1905[edit | edit source]

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

During the time period from 1898 to 1905 or later, you may wish to search individual county records. The Utah State Archives has birth register records from 1898 to 1905 for various counties with an online index for some counties.

More information at: Utah Vital Records.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 1905 thru 1913[edit | edit source]

In late 1904, the Utah Dept. of Health assumed responsibility for creating birth certificates for all individuals who were born in Utah.

The Utah State Archives has birth certificates from 1905 to 1913. The Birth certificate images are attached to the index.

Return to top: Choose another birth year



Births after 1914[edit | edit source]

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

During the time period from 1898 to 1905 or later, you may wish to search individual county records. See Utah Vital Records.


If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records. Also refer to Guide for obtaining Birth Records

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information[edit | edit source]

For births that exist during this time period, try the following databases.

Utah Births Databases Index

Try 1st:


Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941

Free at FamilySearch.org: 48,049 Utah Births mixed across various counties.

See Utah Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)for coverage table.

Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information

STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate[edit | edit source]

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:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From UT Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros 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


See Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the Utah Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years[edit | edit source]

To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
  • The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
  • The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
  • The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]