Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Delayed Registrations of Births, 1850-1907

Summary Information
Title: Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Delayed Registrations of Births
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1907

  • Wisconsin Bureau of Health Statistics
Call Number: Series 2071

Quantity: 34 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of Wisconsin births prior to 1907 which were reported between 1937 and 1942. Present are affidavits, 1940-1942, filed by doctors or others attesting to each birth, and registers, 1937-1940, in which information from affidavits is recorded. For 1940, the only year present in both affidavits and registers, some names appear in both groups, but most names are represented in the affidavits only.


Available only on microfilm. All reels are positive. Each Area Research Center has a duplicate copy for counties in its region. Master negatives are held by the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ser02071
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Arrangement of the Materials

The registers are arranged alphabetically by county and thereunder by assigned number; the affidavits are alphabetical by county and thereunder chronological by birth date.

Other Finding Aids

The Registers are indexed by name in the statewide Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics: Index to Registrations of Births, 1808-1907 (Series 2072). The affidavits are not indexed.

Scope and Content Note

Information included in the registers is the name of child, race, sex, date and place of birth, name and occupation of father, name of mother before marriage, birthplace of father and of mother, names of other children, name of physician or person signing affidavit, residence of that person, date of affidavit, date of registration, and any additional circumstances noted. The affidavits contain similar information; they do not include date of registration nor note names of other children but do note whether any were stillborn. The affidavits also include age of father and mother, occupation of mother, father's residence and mother's residence, whether the birth was a single or multiple birth, and the signature of a notary public. Both registers and affidavits are sometimes date stamped for when “Filed in the State Board of Health.”

Reel List
Series: Registers
Reel   1
Adams-Jackson Counties
Reel   2
Jefferson-Racine Counties
Reel   3
Richland-Wood Counties
Series: Affidavits
Reel   4
Adams-Ashland Counties
Reel   5
Barron-Bayfield Counties
Reel   6
Brown-Burnett Counties
Reel   7
Calumet-Chippewa Counties
Reel   8
Clark County
Reel   9
Columbia-Door Counties
Reel   10
Douglas-Dunn Counties
Reel   11
Eau Claire County
Reel   12
Florence-Fond du Lac Counties
Reel   13
Forest-Green Counties
Reel   14
Green Lake-Juneau Counties
Reel   15
Kenosha-Kewaunee Counties
Reel   16
La Crosse County
Reel   17
Lafayette-Manitowoc Counties
Reel   18
Marathon-Marquette Counties
Reel   19
Milwaukee County
Reel   20
Monroe County
Reel   21
Oconto - Pepin Counties
Reel   22
Pierce-Polk Counties
Reel   23
Portage County
Reel   24
Price-Racine Counties
Reel   25
Richland - Rock Counties
Reel   26
Rusk-St. Croix Counties
Reel   27
Sauk County
Reel   28
Sawyer-Sheboygan Counties
Reel   29
Taylor-Trempealeau Counties
Reel   30
Vernon County
Reel   31
Vilas - Waukesha Counties
Reel   32
Waupaca - Waushara Counties
Reel   33
Winnebago County
Reel   34
Wood County