Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17546

District Court (Third District : Tooele County) Probate record books

Dates: 1899-1966.

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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.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Probate records index and registers from the District Court (Third District : Tooele County), Series 17612, contains an index book which can be used to identify the case numbers needed to access these case files.

Probate registers from the District Court (Third District : Tooele County), Series 17613, can be used in conjunction with this series to determine the exact dates for court proceedings.

Probate case files from the District Court (Third District : Tooele County), Series 83314, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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 in July 2008.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each book in this series (aside from book 10 and book 11) contains an alphabetical index found at the beginning of each volume.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1899-1900
1 2 1900-1905
1 3 1905-1907
2 3 1905-1907
2 4 1908-1914
2 5 1914-1918
3 5 1914-1918
3 6 1918-1924
3 7 1924-1928
4 8 1928-1934
4 9 1934-1940
4 10 1940-1946
5 10 1940-1946
5 11 1946-1950
5 12 1950-1952
6 12 1952-1955
6 13 1955-1957
6 14 1957
7 13 1955-1957
7 14 1957-1958
8 14 1957-1958
8 15 1958-1959
8 16 1959
9 16 1959
9 17 1959-1960
9 18 1960-1961
10 18 1960-1961
10 19 1961-1962
10 20 1962-1963
11 20 1962-1963
11 21 1964-1965
11 22 1965
12 22 1965
12 23 1966