Series 26049
District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Probate registers of actions

Dates: 1886-1987.

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

Scope and Content

Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil, criminal or probate 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 in the registers which comprise this series.

A probate register of actions may contain the following entries for each case: the name or names of the individuals involved; the type of case being heard; the name of the petitioner's attorney; a list of each action taken in the case and the date that action was taken.


Chronologically by date until 1915 and thereafter numerically by case number.

Related Records

Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11796, contains the case files cited throughout these record books.

Index to probate registers from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26051, is comprised of an index book to the probate registers of action which can be used to locate specific probate index numbers between 1896 and 1966.

Probate minute books from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26052, describe the daily proceedings of the court related to probate cases.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Utah law, enacted in 1941, sealed all adoption records with the exception that they can be released upon a court order expressly permitting inspection (Laws of Utah, 1941, chapter 17, 14-1-15). This restriction has subsequently been amended (1999) to allow public access one hundred years after the date of final decree or access as provided for in a mutual consent registry (Utah Code 78-30-15, 18). The probate division's jurisdiction over adoptions preceded the enactment of these laws and therefore many adoption records were cited in record books kept by the court. Utah State Archives staff supervises access to this series in order to provide access to probate records, but not to adoption records.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in June 2008.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Box Elder County
  • Probate records--Utah--Box Elder County

Container List

1 A 1886-1902 N/A
1 6 1899-1915 N/A
2 7 1915-1923 1-640
2 8 1923-1934 641-1279
3 9 1934-1942 1280-1908
3 10 1942-1950 1909-2546
4 11 1950-1958 2547-3146
4 12 1958-1964 3147-3746
5 13 1964-1970 3747-4346
5 14 1971-1977 4347-4946
6 15 1976-1981 4947-5544
6 16 1981-1987 5545-6089

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