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trars for deaths shall also be the local registrars for births, and the Secretary of State shall be the State registrar for births, as for deaths. Village and city registrars shall, im- Registrars to mediately after qualification, designate deputy registrars to deputies. act in case of their illness or absence. It shall be the duty of Duty of physiciao

as to certificate. the attending physician or midwife to file a certificate of birth, properly and completely filled out with all the particulars required by this act, with the local registrar of the district in which the birth occurred, within ten days after the date of birth. And if there be no attending physician or mid- In case no wife, then it shall be the duty of the father of the child, house physician. holder, manager or superintendent of public or private institution, or other competent person having cognizance of the facts, to file said certificate of birth with the local registrar within ten days after birth.

Sec. 2. The certificate of birth shall contain the following Certificate of items:

birth, what to First, Place of birth, including State, county, township, village or city. If in a city, the ward, street and house number. If in a hospital or other institution, the name of the same to be given instead of the street and house number;

Second, Full name of child. If the child dies without a name before the certificate is 'filed, then the words “died unnamed” shall be entered. If the living child has not been named at the date of filing the certificate of birth, the space for "full name of child” is to be left blank, to be filled out subsequently by a special return of given name of child as hereinafter provided ;

Third, Sex of child;

Fourth, Whether a twin, triplet or other plural birth. A separate certificate shall be required for each child in a case of plural birth;

Fifth, Whether legitimate or illegitimate;
Sixth, Full name of father;
Seventh, Residence of father;
Eighth, Color or race of father;
Ninth, Birthplace of father;
Tenth, Age of father at last birthday, in years;
Eleventh, Occupation of father;
Twelfth, Maiden name of mother, in full;
Thirteenth, Residence of mother;
Fourteenth, Color or race of mother;
Fifteenth, Birthplace of mother;
Sixteenth, Age of mother at last birthday, in years;
Seventeenth, Occupation of mother;
Eighteenth, Number of child of this mother:
Nineteenth, Number of children of this mother now living;

Twentieth, Certificate of physician attending or midwife as to attendance at birth, including statement of year, month, day and hour of birth. This certificate shall be signed by the attending physician or midwife, with date of signature and address. If there was no physician or midwife in attendance,

To be written in ink.

then the father, householder, manager or superintendent of public or private institution, or other competent person whose duty it shall become to file the certificate of birth as provided in section one of this act, shall draw a line through the words "I hereby certify that I attended the birth of above child," and shall write in lieu thereof the words “No physician or midwife,” filling out the remainder of the certificate in regard to the year, month, day and hour of birth, and signing the certificate as father, householder, owner of premises, manager or superintendent of institution, as the case may be, with his address;

Twenty-first, Exact date of filing in office of local registrar, attested by his official signature, and registered number of birth as hereinafter provided.

The certificate shall be written legibly in permanent black ink, and no certificate shall be held to be complete and correct that does not supply all of the items of information specified above, if possible to obtain them, or satisfactorily account for

the omission of any of said items. Local registrar, SEC. 3. The local registrar shall supply blanks and instructo supply blanks, tions, as directed by the Secretary of State, to physicians, certificates, etc. midwives, and to other persons requiring them. He shall

carefully examine each certificate of birth when presented for record to see that it has been made out in accordance with the provisions of this act, and the instructions of the Secretary of State, and if any certificate is incomplete or unsatisfactory, he shall immediately notify the informant and require him to supply the missing items if they can be obtained. If it is im

possible to obtain any such item, then the local registrar shall Certificate fill the blank space with the word “Unknown.” When any without christian

certificate of birth of a living child is presented without statement of the given or christian name, then the local registrar shall deliver to the informant a special blank for the report of the given or christian name of the child, which shall be filled out with the full name of the child, including given and christian name and surname, as soon as such child shall be named, when said informant shall forthwith deliver the properly filled out blank to the local registrar. The original certificate of birth shall not be considered to be complete until

such statement of given or christian name shall be filed or the Registrar to blank returned with the statement “Died unnamed.” The certificates.

local registrar shall immediately number each certificate of birth when filed with him, whether complete or incomplete, beginning with "No. 1” for the first birth that occurs in his

district in each calendar year, and sign his name as registrar To make and in attest of the date of filing in his office. He shall make a file copy.

complete and accurate copy of each certificate registered by him, upon a form identical with the original certificate, to be filed and permanently preserved in his office, as the local record of such birth, in such manner as directed by the Sec

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retary of State. And he shall, on or before the fourth day when and to of each month, at the time of making his monthly report whom to transmit of deaths, transmit to the Secretary of State all original cer- certificates. tificates of births registered by him for the preceding calendar month, together with any delayed certificates for preceding months, corrections of certificates previously transmitted, and supplemental statements of given or christian names of children whose names were not given in full in certificates previously filed. And if no births occurred in any month, he shall, on or before the fourth day of the following montlı, report that fact to the Secretary of State in such manner as he shall direct.

SEC. 4. The Secretary of State shall prepare, print, and Sccretary of supply to all registrars all blanks and forms used in register-state to supply ing, recording, and preserving the returns or in otherwise instructions, etc. carrying out the purposes of this act, and shall prepare and issue such detailed instructions as may be required to secure the uniform observance of its provisions, and the maintenance of a perfect system of registration. And no other blanks shall be used than those supplied by the Secretary of State. He shall carefully examine the certificates received monthy to examine

certificates. from the local registrars, and if any such are incomplete or unsatisfactory, he shall require such further information to be furnished as may be necessary to make the record complete and satisfactory. And all physicians, midwives, or other informante, and all other persons having knowledge of the facts, are hereby required to furnish such information as they may possess regarding any birth, upon demand of the Secretary of State, in person, by mail, or through the local registrar. He shall further arrange, bind and permanently preserve the How arranged. certificates in a systematic manner, and may prepare and maintain a comprehensive and continuous card index of all births registered, the cards to show the names of parents, name of child, place and date of birth, number of certificate, and the volume in which it is contained, and any other necessary item.

Sec. 5. Whenever it may be alleged that the facts are not Proceedings, in correctly stated in any certificate of birth theretofore reg. incorrectly istered, the local registrar shall require a deposition under stated. oath to be made by the person asserting the fact, to be supported by the depositions of two or more credible persons having knowledge of the facts, setting forth the changes necessary to make the record correct. Having received such deposition, he shall file it and shall, then draw a line through the incorrect statement or statements in the certificate, without erasing them, and shall make the necessary corrections, noting on the margin of the certificate his authority for so doing, and transmit the deposition, attached to the original certificate, when making his regular monthly returns to the Secretary of State. He shall correct his register in the same manner that he corrected the original certificate. If the correction relates to a certificate of birth previously returned to the

Fee of local registrar.

Proviso, when acting registrar receives salary.

Secretary of State, he shall transmit the deposition forthwith to the Secretary of State. If the correction is first made upon the original certificate of birth on file in the office of the Secretary of State, then the Secretary of State shall immediately transmit a certified copy of the original certificate, corrected as above, to the local registrar, who shall thereupon substitute such certified copy for the copy of the certificate in his records. All such corrections and marginal notes referring to them shall be made in permanent red ink, and no fee shall be charged in connection therewith.

Sec. 6. Each local registrar shall be entitled to be paid the sum of twenty-five cents for each birth certificate properly and completely made out and registered with him, and by him returned to the Secretary of State on or before the fourth day of the following month, which sum shall include the making of the copy of the certificate to be filed and preserved in his office. Certificates lacking certain items, including the given or christian name of the child in children not named at the date of filing the report, shall not be considered as defective, provided the missing information is obtained and returned to complete the certificate as elsewhere provided in this act: Provided, That in cities of ten thousand population or more by the last United States or State census, in which the city clerk or health officer acting as registrar, receives a fixed salary, no further compensation shall be paid for the duties required by this act. In case no births occurred during a calendar month, the local registrar shall be entitled to be paid the sum of twenty-five cents for each report to that effect promptly made in accordance with the requirements of this act. All amounts payable to any registrar under the provisions of this section shall be paid by the treasurer of the county in which the registration district is located, upon presentation of a proper warrant issued by the Secretary of State. And the Secretary of State shall issue warrants in favor of local registrars at the end of their official years, or for the year ending March thirty-one when continuing in office, specifying the number of certificates properly registered and promptly returned and the number of prompt monthly reports made by each to the effect that no births occurred, with the amount due at the rate fixed herein.

Sec. 7. At the end of each quarter, the local registrar shall send a transcript of all births registered by him for the quarter to the clerk of his county, and suitable blanks for this purpose, containing all the items now required by county records, together with stamped envelopes addressed to the county clerk, shall be supplied by the Secretary of State. Warrants in payment for returns shall be transmitted to local registrars through the clerks of their several counties, and shall be countersigned by the county clerks to indicate that the corresponding returns have been duly made to them as required above. If returns bave not been made, the county clerks shall at once notify the local registrars, requiring them

Fees, how paid.

Quarterly transcripts to county clerks.

Warrants for returns.

to do so, and if not filed by them within thirty days, shall return the warrants, with full explanations as to the registered numbers not returned, to the Secretary of State, who shall notify the local registrars of their return and, unless satisfactory explanations shall be made or the returns filed forthwith, shall cancel the warrants.

Sec. 8. On or before the tenth day of April in each year, Yearly list of every local registrar shall make out a complete list, on a delivered to blank provided by the Secretary of State for that purpose, of supervisor. the births that have occurred in his district during the preceding calendar year, as registered with him, showing names of parents and dates of birth, and shall on or before the tenth day of April, deliver the same to the supervisor of the township or ward where the births occurred or to the assessor or assessors of the city where the births occurred: Provided, Proviso. That no such list shall be required for cities having a population of more than fifty thousand. The supervisors or assess- Duty of super; ors, being the officers heretofore charged with the enumeration ing lists. of births under section four thousand six hundred five, Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, shall receive such lists of births, and between the tenth day of April and the first day of June shall make diligent inquiry to ascertain whether any other births have occurred in their townships, wards or cities besides those duly registered and reported to them by the local registrars. And if any such births, not heretofore registered, shall come to their notice, then they shall immediately fill out a certificate of birth, as required by this act, signing the certificate as supervisor or assessor as the case may be, and shall file the same with the local registrar, together with a statement of the name and address of the physician, midwife, or person responsible for failure to file the certificate of birth immediately after birth, as required by this act, and for each added certificate of birth, duly and properly filled out and filed with the local registrar, the supervisor or assessor shall be entitled to twenty-five cents, to be paid by the county treasurer upon warrant from the Secretary of State in the same manner as to other informants. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to investigate such cases and to prosecute wilful or repeated violations of this act.

Sec. 9. The Secretary of State shall, upon request, furnish Certified copy, of any applicant a certified copy of the record of any birth regis- who to furnish tered under the provisions of this act, for the making and fee. certification of which he shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents, to be paid by the applicant. And any such copy of the record of a birth, when properly certified by the Secretary of State to be a true copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated. For any Fee for searching search of the files and records, when no certified copy is made, the Secretary of State shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents for each hour or fractional hour of time of search, to be paid

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