Series 18262
District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Probate orders and decrees

Dates: 1896-1963.

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

Scope and Content

Order and decree record books are a daily record of what documents were filed in the probate division of the court on a particular day. They contain details of the proceedings in estate cases. Personal name change cases may also appear. For deceased persons, the will, appraisals and inventories, and the settlements are recorded. For guardianships the appointment of a guardian and frequently an account of some property are noted. Adoption records give the full order of the adoption, often with statements from both the natural and adoptive parents or a social service agency detailing circumstances of the adoption.

Though no longer produced these record books provide useful information both for researchers seeking socioeconomic data on households and those seeking biographical or family history data such as information about the estate, the deceased, and the heirs. As with the minutes, access to the record books is easiest when done in conjunction with the register of actions, which provides the date of each action.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

Probate registers of actions from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18269, provide the date of each action for the cases cited here.

Custody History

These books were physically transferred to the Utah State Archives in September, 2011 for processing and microfilming. Once microfilming has been completed the hard copies will be returned to the Sixth District Court office in Kanab.

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

this series was processed by Jim Kichas in September 2011.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 Index 1896-1963
1 A 1896-1916
2 B 1917-1952
3 C 1954-1963

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.