District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Probate record books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Probate record books contain 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 either the natural and adoptive parents, or a social service agency) detailing circumstances of the adoption. Most adoption records referenced in this series are closed to public access.
Chronological by date.
Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11796, contains copies of compiled judgments and orders from this series.
Index to probate registers from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26051, contains further record of the probate proceedings indexed by this series.
This series is available on microfilm.
Utah law, enacted in 1941, sealed all adoption records with the exception that they can be released upon a court order expressly permitting inspection (Laws of Utah, 1941, chapter 17, 14-1-15). This restriction has subsequently been amended (1999) to allow public access one hundred years after the date of final decree or access as provided for in a mutual consent registry (Utah Code 78-30-15, 18). The probate division's jurisdiction over adoptions preceded the enactment of these laws and therefore many adoption records were filed and microfilmed among probate cases. Utah State Archives staff supervises access to this series in order to provide access to probate records, but not to adoption records.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
The finding aid for this series was created by Jim Kichas in June 2006. Inventorying of individual microfilm reels and creation of the associated container list was completed by Allen Clark in January 2006.
- Court records--Utah--Box Elder County
- Probate records--Utah--Box Elder County