Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1053

District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County) Probate record books

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Dates: 1897-1997.

5.50 cubic feet and 12 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Probate record books are a daily record of what documents were filed in court on a particular day. They contain details of the proceedings in estate cases. Personal name change cases may also appear. For deceased persons, the will, appraisals and inventories, and the settlements are recorded. For guardianships the appointment of a guardian and frequently an account of some property are noted. Adoption records give the full order of the adoption, often with statements from both the natural and adoptive parents or a social service agency detailing circumstances of the adoption.

Though no longer produced these record books provide useful information both for researchers seeking socioeconomic data on households and those seeking biographical or family history data such as information about the estate, the deceased, and the heirs. As with the minutes, access to the record books is easiest when done in conjunction with the register of actions, which provides the date of each action.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

Probate case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 6241, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Probate registers of action from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 23866, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

General indexes to actions from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 24546, contains the records that are cited as "PR" throughout these indexes.

Probate case index from the District Court (Fifth District : Beaver County), Series 26588, contains the complete case files indexed by the book in this series.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: UCA 78-30-15 (2008). As of 1 July 1999, adoptions become public after 100 years; until then they are sealed and only obtainable through the court. These books include occasional reference to adoptions..

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in February 2008 as part of a grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Indexing Terms

  • Adoption—Utah—Beaver County.
  • Guardian and ward—Utah—Beaver County.
  • Executors and administrators—Utah—Beaver County.

Container List

1 1 1897 - 1905
1 2 1905 - 1916
1 3 1916 - 1931
2 4 1931 - 1940
3 5 1940 - 1947
4 6 1947 - 1954
5 7 1954 - 1962
6 8 1962 - 1970
6 9 1970 - 1980
7 10 1981 - 1982
7 11 1983 - 1997