How Not to Record the Birth of Twins

The certificate below popped up in the index as “Myrtle and/or Murray” and further investigation revealed twins on a single birth certificate. It is further complicated by different dates caused by being born around midnight between July 9th and 10th.

Myrtle and Murray Mathis, Twins

In this the first year of both birth and death certificates, perhaps everyone was still figuring things out!

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Processing & Reference Archivist at the Utah State Archives. View all posts by Gina Strack

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