Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26616

District Court (Third District : Summit County) Probate register index

Dates: 1871-1988

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

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of a single-volume index to probate cases. A note in the front of the book states that the volume originally indexed all estates filed "since March 28th, 1899", but the book eventually recorded all probate cases, including estates, adoptions, guardianships, name changes, etc. as far back as 1871. The volume indexes the probate registers of action (Books C through G), but also indexes earlier cases that pre-date Book C.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by first letter of surname.

Research Note

This index is arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the surname. Within each letter the index is broken down into a system of vowel-based sub-categories. Because use of this system was inconsistent over time, researchers may need to search the entire section of the first letter of the surname to be sure that the name being sought is not missed. It should also be noted that the case file number sequence starts over some time around the turn of the 20th century.

Related Records

Probate case files from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 23288, are indexed by this series up through June 1988.

Probate registers of action from the District Court (Third District : Summit County), Series 26618, are partially (books C thru G) indexed by this series.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: This series contains information about adoptions, which are sealed for 100 years in accordance with UCA 78-30-15..

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 processed by Alan Barnett in March 2010.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Summit County
  • Probate records--Utah--Summit County

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1871-1988 Index to Register of Estates