Utah, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1900-1960 was a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for Utah birth records created more than one calendar year after the event. The collection number URL was https://www.familysearch.org/collection/2771335. If the collection comes back online, we’ll link to the updated collection.


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What Can I Learn from Utah Delayed Birth Certificates?

Birth certificates usually include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Certificate number


How Can Birth Records Help Me Find Other Records?

With Birth Records information you can:

  • Look for the child or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
  • Use the place of birth to search for other church records for this child or family
  • Use the parents’ names and child’s place of birth to search for this family in a local city directory & learn about the parents’ employment from a city directory search
  • Use the parents’ places of birth to start searching for their birth records and migration records
  • Use the child’s place of birth to search for parents’ land records
  • Use the child’s place of birth and parent’s names to search for any tax or court records
  • Estimate the parents’ marriage date–if parents married, they generally married before a child’s birth and you may be able to estimate the parents’ marriage date based on children’s birth dates
  • Use a child’s birth date to help estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records


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