District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Probate registers of actions
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.
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.
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.
This series is available on microfilm.
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..
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in June 2008.