These documents contain information from District Nurse and/or Doctor. Details given are date of birth, name of parent(s), address where child born, sex of child, and whether the child was stillborn. Also notes the name and address of the person giving information. Occasionally the nurse adds relevant notes, baby’s condition, whether breast-fed, condition of house or previous medical history that may affect the child, e.g. if there is a history of the children dying soon after birth.
The volumes were kept in two series: one for births in the City of Hereford and the other for the rest of the county. The volumes are indexed by surname.