Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1407

District Court (Second District : Weber County) Minutes

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Dates: i 1896-

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

Scope and Content

Minute books contain court actions from the criminal, civil, and probate divisions and document the daily proceedings of the court. However, minute book entries are not transcripts of court cases. Business matters include court site and officers present, jury selection, judicial appointments, expense claims, as well as entries noting the day's proceedings on various cases. A typical case will span multiple dates and will include an indictment or indication of the filed complaint, procedural issues, presentation of the case, witnesses' names, the verdict, and precise sentencing or settlement.

Arrangement

Chronological by court date.

With the addition of a second judge in 1911, a department designation is used to distinguish daily entries for each. A third judge (department) was added in 1951. Separate volumes are arranged in numerical order.

Related Records

Minute books from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 5062, record minutes of district court sessions conducted in Weber County during the territorial period.

Civil registers of actions from the District Court (Second District : Weber County), Series 17661, documents the proceedings of each case.

Index to civil actions from the District Court (Second District : Weber County), Series 26957, documents the proceedings of each case.

Criminal registers of action from the District Court (Second District : Weber County), Series 26958, contains brief minute book entries for court proceedings on any given day.

Custody History

The Weber County Clerk serves as ex-officio clerk of Second District Court in and for Weber County. These minute books were created and maintained by the clerk of the Second District Court in Ogden, Utah, until their transfer to the Utah State Archives.

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

The Utah Judicial Council has determined that minutes are permanent records. Microfilming and destruction of the original records was authorized by the court clerk (RDR dated 15 February 1963 and approved March 1963). Archival processing of the minute books in the custody of the state archives (volumes 1-67 and covering the period from 7 January 1896 to 7 July 1961) was completed in April 1999 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. Microfilming of these volumes was completed in 2002.

Finding Aids

Other: a research guide on court records is available for patron use. Indexes: series 21933, civil case index, includes name indices to plaintiffs and defendants, covering from 1897 thru 1916, and from 456 thru 5449.

Indexing Terms

  • Citizenship--Utah--Weber County.
  • Corporate divestiture--Utah--Weber County.
  • Actions and defenses--Utah--Weber County.
  • Criminal courts--Utah--Weber County.
  • Probate records--Utah--Weber County.
  • Civil procedure--Utah--Weber County.
  • Court records--Utah--Weber County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1897
1 2 1897-1898
2 2 1898-1899
2 3 1899-1900
3 4 1900-1902
4 5 1902-1903
5 6 1904-1905
6 7 1904-1905
7 8 1905
8 9 1906-1907
9 10 1907-1908
10 11 1908-1909
11 12 1910
12 13 1910
13 14 1910-1911
14 15 1911-1912
15 16 1912
16 17 1912-1913
17 18 1913-1914
18 19 1914
19 20 1914-1915
20 21 1915-1916
21 22 1916
22 23 1916-1917
23 24 1917-1918
24 25 1918-1919
25 26 1919
26 27 1919-1920
27 28 1920-1921
28 29 1921
29 30 1921-1922
30 31 1922-1923
31 32 1923
32 33 1923-1924
33 34 1924-1925
34 35 1926-1927
35 36 1926-1927
36 37 1928-1929
37 38 1928-1929
38 39 1930-1931
39 40 1930-1931
40 41 1931-1932
41 42 1932-1933
42 43 1933-1934
43 44 1934-1936
44 45 1937-1938
45 46 1938-1939
46 47 1939-1940
47 48 1939-1940
48 49 1940-1942
49 50 1942-1943
50 51 1943-1944
51 52 1944-1945
52 53 1945-1946
53 54 1946-1947
54 55 1948-1949
55 56 1948-1949
56 57 1950-1951
57 58 1950-1951
58 59 1951-1952
59 60 1952-1953
60 61 1953-1954
61 62 1954-1956
62 63 1956-1957
63 64 1957-1958
64 65 1958-1959
65 66 1959-1960
66 67 1960-1961