Series 24346
District Court (Second District) Criminal registers of actions

Dates: 1888-1897.

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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

Records and documents pertaining to a criminal action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them into the registers which comprise this series.

A register of actions may contain the following entries for each case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers, disclaimers, bonds, and inventories.


Numerical by case number.

Research Note

This series provides the researcher with a comprehensive list of actions related to a specific case. The second volume was used briefly into statehood when Beaver County was reassigned into the Fifth Judicial District.

Related Records

Minute books from the District Court (Second District), Series 5319, contins brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.

Final case records from the District Court (Second District), Series 24071, documents findings of cases heard by the grand jury in the Territorial Second District Court.

Criminal case files from the District Court (Second District), Series 24291, contains the case files listed in this register.

Criminal case index from the District Court (Second District), Series 24553, provides the case number and the corresponding page number in the register of actions for criminal cases heard in the Territorial Second District Court.

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.

Gaps in Series

The location of volume 1 is unknown.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical surname index is included in the front of each register,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 Book 2; 1888 - 1893
2 Book 3; 1893 - 1897
1 Book 2; 1888 - 1893

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.