Series 27773
District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Probate case files

Dates: 1896-

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

Scope and Content

This series contains case files created by the court for settling the matters of estates of deceased persons, guardianships, and adoptions. Most of the case files pertain to the settling of estates. These files typically include letters of administration, petitions, notices of hearing, inheritance tax returns, wills, letters of acknowledgment, and other documents settling any disputes over an estate. The series also contains case files pertaining to guardianships which generally include petitions for guardianship, orders of appointing guardianship, proof of mailings and postings, and orders approving settlement. Also included in the series are some case files for adoptions which may contain petitions for adoption, agreements of adoption, and adoption decrees.


Numerical by case number and generally chronological by filing date.

Related Records

Probate orders and decrees from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18262, contain copies of documents filed in probate cases.

Probate registers of actions from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18269, contain a list of actions taken and documents filed in each probate case heard by the court, as well as a name index to probate cases.

State Hospital commitment case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 28656, contain documents regarding competency hearings which is a probate matter.

Miscellaneous records from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 28668, contain some documents related to probate cases.

Bonds from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 28669, contain bonds of administrators and bonds of guardianship related to probate case in this series.

Custody History

The records in this series were transferred to the State Archives from the court in 2011.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: This series contains adoption case files which are sealed for 100 years in accordance with Utah Code 78B-6-141. Adoption decrees may be accessed by the adoptive parents and the adult adopted child..

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

The original paper records in this series dating from 1896-1961 were archivally processed by Jeffrey Johnson and Peter Hoyt in April 2015.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A name index to these case files is located in series 18269.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    pending 1 Case files 1-29; 1896-1902
    pending 2 Case files 30-79; 1903-1920
    pending 3 Case files 80-119; 1920-1934
    pending 4 Case files 120-172; 1935-1945
    pending 5 Case files 173-233; 1945-1949
    pending 6 Case files 234-289; 1949-1952
    pending 7 Case files 290-348; 1952-1956
    pending 8 Case files 349-390; 1956-1959
    pending 9 Case files 391-419; 1959-1960
    pending 10 Case files 420-433; 1960-1961

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