Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26618

District Court (Third District : Summit County) Probate registers of action

Dates: 1899-1993.

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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 Third District Court in Summit 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.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

Probate registers of action from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 1342, more fully document court proceedings as they relate to individual cases.

Orders and decrees from the District Court (Fourth District : Summit County), Series 17540, provide the date of each action for the cases cited here.

Probate case files from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 23288, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Probate register index from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 26616, provides an index to the registers of action for books C, D, E, F, and part of G, covering up through June 1988.

Inventory and appraisement record books from the District Court (Fourth District : Summit County), Series 27437, provide the date of each action for the cases cited here.

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 November 2008.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 C 1899-1919 1-476
1 D 1919-1936 477-940
2 E 1936-1953 941-1418
2 F 1953-1978 1419-1942
3 G 1978-1991 1943-2408
3 H 1991-1993 2409-2535