Division of Archives and Records Service

Court Record Guides Updated

Gina Strack
June 30, 2010

What began as an effort to update some county probate court information, eventually overhauled two research guides:

  • Probate Records – List of records updated and separated by originating courts with concurrent jurisdiction (during the territorial period).
  • Adoption Records – Expanded to include a list of records based on descriptions and appropriate dates (more than 100 years ago), also linked Utah Code citation changes from recent amendments.


  • Utah Court System – Formatted according to current style guide. This is a very good guide for understanding how the different levels of the court system have evolved over time with useful legal references.
  • Divorces – Updated probate court records that may have been missed.