Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 21846

District Court (Seventh District : Grand County) Minute books

Dates: 1896-1986.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains the minute books from the Seventh District Court in Grand County, with actions from the criminal, civil, and probate divisions appearing throughout. Minute books contain the documentation of daily proceedings of the court but 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 date.

Research Note

More detailed information for the Seventh District Court may be found in case files, transcripts, commitment records, and information and indictment records. Blotters provide the minutes in an abbreviated fashion. Judgment books and civil case decisions record the outcome of cases. Naturalization books show further documentation of naturalizations. For appeals to the district courts the lower court records should be checked, as should the supreme court for appeals from the district courts. Probate cases are a separate series.

Related Records

Civil registers of action from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 26180, documents the proceedings of each case.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

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..

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

Archival processing of microfilm was completed by Jim Kichas in August 2007.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 A 1896-1910
1 A-1 1910-1930
1 A-2 1931-1956
2 A-3 1953-1960
3 A-4 1962-1972
4 A-5 1971-1980
5 1 1980-1981
6 2 1981-1983
7 3 1983-1984
8 4 1985-1986
9 5 1987-1989