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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
Davis Lillian Eloise 1888
Dawson John Daniel 1913
Dawson Katherine Grace 1917
Deacon John Charles 1920
Dechamber Edward P. 1925
Dechambre Gerald Peter 1923
Dechambre James Nicholas 1926
Dechambre Peter Reinacabus 1922
Dechambre William Michael 1924
deDiemar Ruth Rosemary 1911
DeGroot Ferdinand 1904
DeGroot Herman 1904
DeHaye Agnes Marie 1894
Delander Delphia Mieiam 1923
DeLong Charles Samuel 1902
Denham Joseph A. 1917
DeRosa William Rapheal 1920
DeRose Anthony 1917
Detweiler Leland Everett 1906
DeVooght Ramona Agatha Anna 1918
Dewar Charles 1892
Dickson Winona 1901
Digre Jacuiline 1924
Dingee Mildred Alicia 1908
Dingee William Welsted 1910
Dingee William Wiswel 1878
Dittmar George William 1898
Doetsch Adelene Nellie 1918
Doetsch Adolphe Nicholes 1919
Doetsch Leona Rita 1917
Doig Donald Stuart 1892
Dolan John Hallett 1903
Dorband Erwin Carl William 1911
Dorian Henry P. Jr. 1919