Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26049

District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Probate registers of actions

Dates: 1886-1987.

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

Scope and Content

Probate registers of action list each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the First District Court in Box Elder County. In addition to handling the estates of deceased persons, the probate division also deals with adoptions, guardianships, and insanity and incompetency cases. The court is responsible for adjudicating and conveying ownership of town site lands (Utah Code, 57-7-19, 1953). Occasionally, the court handles name changes and inquests regarding the cause of a death. In each case the probate register indicates the name or names of the individuals involved, the kind of case, and the name of the petitioner's attorney, followed by a list of each action taken in the case and the date that action was taken.


Chronologically by date until 1915 and thereafter numerically by case number.

Research Note

The earliest book in this series is labeled "Book A" and includes material from the territorial period. Subsequently the first book created by the District Court is labeled "Book 6" with all book numbers following chronologically after that. There are no known books created by the court with a book number preceding 6.

Related Records

Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11796, contains the case files cited throughout these record books.

Index to probate registers from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26051, is comprised of an index book to the probate registers of action which can be used to locate specific probate index numbers between 1896 and 1966.

Probate minute books from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26052, describe the daily proceedings of the court related to probate cases.

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 and Emily Gurr in June 2008.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 A 1886-1902 N/A
1 6 1899-1915 N/A
2 7 1915-1923 1-640
2 8 1923-1934 641-1279
3 9 1934-1942 1280-1908
3 10 1942-1950 1909-2546
4 11 1950-1958 2547-3146
4 12 1958-1964 3147-3746
5 13 1964-1970 3747-4346
5 14 1971-1977 4347-4946
6 15 1976-1981 4947-5544
6 16 1981-1987 5545-6089