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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
Bender Henry Otto 1888
Bennett Grace Marie 1918
Berger Robert 1921
Bergh Charles John Jr. 1917
Bersbach Frank John 1911
Betts Barbara Marion 1917
Betts Norman Stolp 1905
Betts Richard Stolp 1911
Beymer Virginia Darling 1904
Bezdek Robert 1909
Biederer Dorothy Mary 1917
Bienlich Virginia Frances 1920
Bigelow Cynthia Sera 1924
Billyeald Jane Elizabeth 1914
Blake Charles Bailey Jr. 1925
Blake Thomas Lytle 1923
Blaylock James Lee 1915
Blaylock Lydia Jane 1917
Bleser Jean Gertrude 1926
Bleser John Joseph 1896
Bleser Paul Dionysius 1901
Bleser Robert John 1899
Bleser Rosemary 1909
Blicks Magdalene Julia 1892
Blum Mr. Clarence 1912
Blunt George Lawrence 1880
Blymer Frank 1905
Boddie Anne Perryman 1912
Boddie Oliver Bennett 1911
Boddie Wm. Perryman 1917
Boddinghouse Emmons Richard 1892
Bohnen Theresa Mary 1902
Boice Marian 1905
Boll Peter Carl 1919
Borre Albert 1884