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Birth Records

The birth certificates in the Museum's collection document some, but not all, births in Wilmette and Gross Point between the years 1893 and 1926. Except for a few certificates from the 1920s, the majority of these documents are delayed birth registrations, filed between 1940 and 1946 by Dr. Martin Seifert, M.D., registrar and head of the Wilmette Health Department. Many of the certificates have birth affidavits, or certificates of correction attached.

Information found on the birth certificates may include the child's name, date of birth, sex, whether twin or triplet or other, and number in birth order; parents' names including maiden name of mother, ages, birthplaces, occupations, and residence address; number of children born to mother; and number of children born to mother living at the time of the child's birth.

This online index contains the child's surname, given name, and year of birth. When the handwriting on a certificate was difficult to read, a "best guess" was entered in the index. If you don't find an entry under the expected spelling, check alternates. For example, a name beginning with T might appear in the index under F or I.

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Last Name First Name Birth year
Abegg Albert James Louis 1908
Adkins John Arnold 1910
Ahrendt Gottfried Ahrendt 1922
Alexander Virginia Josephius 1916
Alexander Scott Field 1912
Alles Harvey Peter 1922
Allworth Ruth Edwina 1913
Ambler Raymond Eugene 1922
Ames Rosanna Elizabeth 1912
Andersen Anna Jeanette 1911
Andersen Carol Cecile 1921
Anderson Robert Ernest 1924
Anderson Evald Oscar Jr. 1925
Anderson Ruth Lillian 1916
Anderson Virginia Anna 1916
Anderson Female 1923
Anderson Thomas Lenoard 1923
Ane Virginia Mary 1913
Ane Mabel Anna 1917
Ane Elmer Henry 1911
Ane Viola Margaret 1915
Anhalt William 1917
Arden Harriet Aline 1917
Arnold Ruth Boomer 1909
Arnold Barbara 1919
Arns Alice Margaret 1907
Aschbacker Carl 1916
Awe Margaret Mary 1906
Bailey Howard John Jacobs 1916
Baily Ellen Morton 1919
Baker Gayle Louise 1916
Baker Robert Lee 1914
Baker Frank Macklin 1909
Baldesweeler Jane Elizabeth 1925