District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Probate registers of actions
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 Sixth District Court in Kane 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.
Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.
Probate orders and decrees from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18262, provide the date of each action and an index for the register entries cited here.
Record books from Kane County (Utah). Probate Court, Series 24249, contain information about the probate of estates in Kane County before 1896.
These books were physically transferred to the Utah State Archives in September, 2011 for processing and microfilming. Once microfilming has been completed the hard copies will be returned to the Sixth District Court office in Kanab.
This series is available on microfilm.
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..
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in September 2011.
Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each register.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.