District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County) Register of estates
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Registers of Estate list each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the Sixth District Court in Sevier County. In addition to handling the estates of deceased persons, the probate division also deals with adoptions, guardianships, and insanity and incompetency cases. The court is responsible for adjudicating and conveying ownership of town site lands (Utah Code, 57-7-19, 1953). Occasionally, the court handles name changes and inquests regarding the cause of a death. In each case the probate register indicates the name or names of the individuals involved, the kind of case, and the name of the petitioner's attorney, followed by a list of each action taken in the case and the date that action was taken.
Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.
There is no known register book containing entries 1 to 239 (1896-1898). However, the index books in series 27466 contain citations for those cases and can be used to facilitate access to the earliest probate case files created by the court.
Probate record books from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 1338, more fully document court proceedings as they relate to individual cases.
Probate case files from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 6941, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.
Index to register of estates from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 27466, is comprised of index books kept by the court which can be used to locate early probate index numbers.
These books were transferred to the State Archives for microfilming in June 2010. After filming they were returned to the court.
This series is available on microfilm.
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..
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: Book 1 is self-indexed. Index books for all other volumes can be found in series 27466.