Series 1088
District Court (Seventh District : Emery County) Probate record books

Dates: 1889-1993.

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

Scope and Content

Probate record books are a daily record of what documents were filed in 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 case files from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 12488, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Probate registers of actions from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 21917, can be used in conjunction with this series to determine the exact dates for court proceedings.

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

The container list was drafted and preliminary processing completed by Allen Clark in 2008. Final finding aid was drafted by Jim Kichas in June 2008.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index can be found at the beginning of each probate record book.

Indexing Terms

  • Adoption--Utah--Emery County.
  • Guardian and ward--Utah--Emery County.
  • Executors and administrators--Utah--Emery County.

Container List

1 A 1889-1911
2 A 1911-1916
3 B 1916-1928
4 C 1928-1929
4 D 1929-1946
5 E 1946-1951
5 F 1951-1957
6 G 1957-1961
6 H 1961-1970
7 I 1970-1986
8 J 1986
9 J 1986-1993

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.