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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
Brown Elizabeth Norton 1901
Brown Eloise Maud 1907
Brown George Veatch 1911
Brown John P. 1925
Brown Joseph 1877
Brown Nellie Gillman 1904
Brown Raymond W. 1894
Brown Robert Melville 1911
Bruchhauser Mary Marcella 1919
Bruning Caroline Caecilia 1909
Bruning Margaret Wilhelmina 1910
Bruns Beverly Claire 1916
Bruns Sylva Jean 1912
Bruse William Edward 1914
Buck Theodore Baker 1913
Budnik Thomas 1896
Burge Alison Louise 1916
Burge Barbara Hialt 1922
Burge Donald Wheelock 1919
Burge Edward Seymour 1909
Burge Faith Evangeline 1911
Burgess Virginia Emmons 1913
Burgman Wilber Allen 1916
Burkhard Louise Sophia 1920
Burns Mary Jean 1921
Burton Eleanor Kathleen 1909
Buschen Philomina May 1926
Busscher Anthony Joseph 1918
Busscher Bernard Peter 1912
Busscher Elizabeth Mary 1916
Busscher George Bernard 1905
Busscher Margaret Mary 1916
Butz Helen Anita 1899
Calkins Clarence Joseph 1901
Calkins Joseph Chanfler 1908