District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Criminal registers of actions
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series documents the individual criminal cases tried by the Third District Court. Actions taken in each case are recorded on separate documents and then filed together to become the case file. As these documents enter the case file they are recorded in the Criminal Registers of Actions. Registers of Actions thus function as a chronological list of the actions taken in each criminal case.
A register of actions normally contains the following: party names, defendant's attorney's name, criminal charge, and a listing of actions. Actions recorded may include the filing of: transcripts on appeal from a lower court, indictment, charges, arraignment, plea, warrants, bail bonds, attorney's motions, court orders, subpoena, verdict, and sentence.
Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by filing date.
The series is arranged numerically by case number with entries thereunder chronologically by date filed, with spans of cases gathered together into volumes. While individual cases generally use no more than one page each, occasional cases will require more space. Often cases may be continued onto blank sections on pages belonging to other case files, or may be continued onto blank pages at the end of the volume.
Case number ranges, as they appeared in the original book format, were maintained in the container list through the first 6 reels to assist the patron in locating the pre-1916 indexes at the beginnings of volumes. Some overlaps in dates occur due to the irregularity of filing dates.
Criminal case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1471, contain the entire case file listed in these registers
Minute books from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1650, document the proceedings of each case.
Criminal case files (sealed and expunged) from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 12376, contain those cases sealed and expunged by the court and removed from this series during microfilming.
Criminal case index from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 13126, contain a surname index to these cases from 1916-1975.
Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Third District), Series 22664, are similar records from the territorial Third District Court of which Salt Lake county was a part.
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.
Gaps in Series
Cases 25701-26300 are missing.
This is a continuing series that was originally scheduled as permanent in 1983. This series was processed by Kenneth R. Williams in March of 1994 and microfilmed in May of 1994. The original records were destroyed following microfilming. In February 1999, the series inventory was updated by David Clark after more microfilming was completed, records being located and additional records transferred from the court. Another update followed in August 2001 after additional filming.
Indexes: Registers of Actions are indexed at the beginning of each volume. Additionally, Series 1471, Criminal Case Files, contains an electronic surname index to these registers, covering from 1896 thru 1915. Indexes: Series 13126, Criminal Case Files and Registers of Actions Indexes, contains a surname index to these registers, covering from 1916 thru 1975.
- Criminal justice, Administration of--Salt Lake County (Utah).
- Salt Lake County (Utah)--Parties to actions.
- Criminals--Salt Lake County (Utah).