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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
Barker Robert Massy 1916
Barnich Emil 1909
Baron Anne 1895
Baron Frederick Adelore 1914
Baron Irene Ema 1919
Baron Louise Emma 1919
Baron Walter John 1921
Barrett Daisy Katheryn 1913
Barrett John Babcock 1910
Barritt Claude Leon Jr. 1917
Bartholomew John B. 1916
Bates John Leonard 1907
Bauer Cecelia Mary 1891
Bauer Eleanor 1926
Bauer Eleanor Anna Marie 1902
Bauer Janet 1922
Bauer John Adam 1898
Bauer John Edward 1923
Bauer Juliana Katherine 1893
Bauer Laurence Bernard 1906
Bauer Louisa Mary 1888
Bauer Margaret Josephine 1924
Bauer Patricia Cofeill 1917
Bauer Patricia Cofiell 1916
Bauer William Joseph 1901
Bazinet Hazel Marie 1915
Beck Cathrine Mary 1924
Beck Robert Peter 1926
Becker Caroline Louise 1924
Becker George Michael 1921
Beeman Anna Marie 1926
Behles Josephine Amelia 1922
Behr George Frank 1916
Bell Jane Elinore 1918
Belt Virginia Margaret 1907