District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County) Probate registers of actions
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Probate registers of action list each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the Eighth District Court in Duchesne 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.
Between 1908 and 1927 the court kept probate registers of action and probate record books bound together in single volumes. This arrangement is reflected in the first three books of this series where a register of action entry is commonly followed by a probate record book entry for the same case. After 1927 the records were split into distinct volumes. Researchers looking for probate record book entries after 1927 should consult series 17831.
Probate record books from the District Court (4th). Duchesne County, Series 17831, more fully document court proceedings as they relate to individual cases.
Probate case files from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 27248, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Minute books from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 27412, documents the proceedings of each case.
Probate minute books from the District Court (4th). Duchesne County, Series 27422, record the date any action was taken on a case and briefly state what that action was.
Miscellaneous register books from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 27423, similarly record the date any action was taken on a probate case.
The books in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the court in April 2010.
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 April 2010.
Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each register.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.