Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27467

District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County) Register of estates

Dates: 1898-1991.

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

Scope and Content

Registers of Estate list each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the Sixth District Court in Sevier 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.

Research Note

There is no known register book containing entries 1 to 239 (1896-1898). However, the index books in series 27466 contain citations for those cases and can be used to facilitate access to the earliest probate case files created by the court.

Related Records

Probate record books from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 1338, more fully document court proceedings as they relate to individual cases.

Probate case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 6941, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Index to register of estates from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 27466, is comprised of index books kept by the court which can be used to locate early probate index numbers.

Custody History

These books were transferred to the State Archives for microfilming in June 2010. After filming they were returned to the court.

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 processed by Jim Kichas in July 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Book 1 is self-indexed. Index books for all other volumes can be found in series 27466.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898-1907 240-394
1 2 1907-1922 395-841
2 3 1923-1936 842-1280
2 4 1936-1946 1281-1725
3 5 1946-1953 1726-2166
3 6 1953-1959 2167-2602
4 7 1959-1966 2603-3026
5 8 1966-1974 3027-3483
5 9 1974-1982 3484-3939
6 10 1982-1991 3940-4344