Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 82704

Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Grantor indexes

Dates: 1888-

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Utah law requires that each county recorder shall keep a grantor index, which indexes all deeds and final judgments affecting the title or possession of real property. The index must include: grantor's or seller's name in alphabetical order, grantee's name, date of the instrument, date of filing, kind of instrument, number of instrument, consideration, book and page where recorded, and a brief description of the premises (Utah Code, Unannotated, 1988, 17-21-6). This law, enacted by the Territorial Legislature in 1888, prompting the Washington County recorder to begin keeping this index (Laws of the Territory of Utah, 1888, chapter XLIX, sec 7). The grantor index provides access to a wide variety of documents relating to land ownership, including deeds, mortgages, affidavits, decrees, mining claims, and patents. The recorder also made reference to some documents not related to land, including military discharges, bonds and oaths of office.

Arrangement

Grouped alphabetically and arranged chronologically thereunder.

The county recorder kept a running index, grouping entries according to the first letter of the grantor's surname. Under each letter she filed entries chronologically.

Research Note

The recorder designated sections of Books 1, 2 and 3 to make entries for each letter of the alphabet. When a particular section became full, she continued entries at the end of a section designated for a different letter. In Books 1 and 3 this is occasional, but in Book 2, the recorder continued in different sections so frequently that the index is very confusing. Each letter is also continued in the next book on a different date. For example, inclusive dates for the letter B are 1888-1917, and and for K they are 1888-1937. Book 2 includes 1817-1934 for B and no entries for K. Entries in Book 3 commence between 1931 and 1937 and all end in January 1940. Beginning with Book 4, each book has specific inclusive dates, with the exception that entries are carried from Book 10 to Book 11 on different dates for different letters. In Book 5 the recorder frequently used pages preprinted for the grantee index.

Related Records

Official records from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7067, contain many documents referred to in this index.

Cemetery deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 19511, contain some documents referred to in this index.

Water certificates and deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23251, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Washington) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23262, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Silver Reef) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23263, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Pine Valley) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23264, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Toquerville) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23265, contain documents referred to in this index.

Land certificates from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23279, contain some documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Saint George) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23286, contain documents referred to in this index.

Oaths of office and bonds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23518, contain documents referred to in this index.

Mining deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23669, contain documents referred to in this series.

Mining proof of labor from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23671, contain proof of labor referred to in this series.

Mining notices of location from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 81372, contain records referred to in this index.

Mortgages from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82705, contain documents referred to in this index.

Miscellaneous record books from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82707, contain some documents referred to in this index.

Agreements and leases from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84209, contain documents referred to in this index.

Auditor's tax deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84213, contain records referred to in this index

Military discharges from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84234, contain documents referred to in this index.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The Washington County grantor indexes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in April 1988 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2001.

Indexing Terms

  • Real property--Washington County (Utah).
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Washington County (Utah).
  • Washington County (Utah)--Recording and registration.
  • Washington County (Utah)--Legal instruments.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Jun 1888-ongoing (Book 1)
1 ongoing (Book 2)
1 ongoing-Jan 1940 (Book 3, A-M)
2 ongoing-Jan 1940 (Book 3, M-Z)
2 Jan 1940-Feb 1947 (Book 4)
2 Feb 1947-Sep 1954 (Book 5, A-M)
3 Feb 1947-Sep 1954 (Book 5, M-Z)
3 Sep 1954-Jul 1960 (Book 6)
3 Aug 1960-Oct 1968 (Book 7, A-B)
4 Aug 1960-Oct 1968 (Book 7, B-Z)
4 Oct 1968-Oct 1973 (Book 8, A-R)
5 Oct 1968-Oct 1973 (Book 8, S-Z)
5 Oct 1973-Aug 1977 (Book 9)
5 Aug 1977-ongoing (Book 10, A-E)
6 Aug 1977 -ongoing (Book 10, F-Z)
6 ongoing-Nov 1983 (Book 11, A-B)
7 ongoing-Nov 1983 (Book 11, B-Z)