Series 1124
District Court (Fifth District : Iron County) Probate record books

Dates: i 1899-1964.

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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 registers of actions from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 18218, can be used in conjunction with this series to determine the exact dates for court proceedings.

Probate case files from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 26645, contains the complete case files cited throughout these record books.

Probate index from the District Court (Fifth District : Iron County), Series 26659, is comprised of an index book kept by the court which provides the index numbers needed to access the probate case files created by the court.

Custody History

These books were originally transferred to the State Archives from the court in 2007. They were transferred to the regional repository at Southern Utah University in November 2009.

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 archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2007 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 1 1889-1919
1 2 1919-1922
2 3 1921-1929
3 4 1929-1936
4 5 1935-1940
5 6 1940-1945
6 7 1945-1946
7 8 1946-1949
8 9 1949-1954
9 10 1954-1956
10 11 1956-1961
11 12 1961-1964

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