District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County) Registers of actions
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil, criminal or probate action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. A register of actions may contain the following entries for each case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers, disclaimers, bonds, and inventories.
Chronological by initial action in case
Researchers should consult this series to ensure finding all the actions which occurred in a case. Each register contains actions pertaining to civil, criminal and probate cases with each case type having its own numbering system beginning with number one. The cases are filed by the date of the initial action in each case. The early cases were originally numbered consecutively (thus case 1 might be civil while case 2 was probate) but later changed to a numbering system based upon case type (thus civil case 3 might be followed by probate case 9 followed by civil case 4).
Civil case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 5, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Probate case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 6, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Criminal case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 7, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Minutes from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 13448, documents the proceedings of each case.
Court case index from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 18226, facilitates access to this series.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Registers of Actions were first scheduled in 1983 as permanent records. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in May 2000.
Indexes: Series 18226, Court Case Index, 1896-1966, provides access to this series. Indexed alphabetically by name, it includes register page number.
- Criminal courts--Utah--Wayne County.
- Divorce suits--Wayne County (Utah).
- Corporate divestiture--Utah--Wayne County.
- Judgments--Utah--Wayne County.
- Probate records--Wayne County (Utah).
- Wayne County (Utah)--Parties to actions.