District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Probate minute books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
In court minute books the clerk summarized or described the daily proceedings of the court. All entries in these minute books relate to probate, which includes the distribution of the estates of diseased persons, guardianships for minors and incompetent adults, and adoptions. Prior to statehood (1896) Box Elder County Probate Court clerk kept these minutes. Thereafter, they were maintained by the clerk of First District Court (Box Elder County). After 1904 probate matters were included in the general minute books and were not maintained in separate books.
Chronological by date.
Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11796, can be used to identify individual case files that appear in this series.
Probate registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 26049, describe the daily proceedings of the court related to probate cases.
These records were filmed as part of the Utah State Archives Millennial Project in 2005.
This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: Disclosure of adoption information is prohibited for 100 years. Data on incorporations/dissolutions, estates of deceased persons, guardianships, and name changes are normally public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in July 2010.
Indexes: There is a seperate index on reel 1 that can be used to access specific entries in the probate minute books.