Series 12319
District Court (Seventh District : Emery County) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1896-1986.

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

Scope and Content

Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. The clerk is required as documents enter the case file to make a notation that shows "the nature of each paper filed or writ issued and the substance of each order or judgment of the court and of the returns showing execution of process. The notation of an order or judgment shall show the date the notation is made. When trial by jury has been properly demanded or ordered the clerk shall enter the word "jury" on the page assigned to that action [UCA 79 (b) (2)]."

A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers and disclaimers.


Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological

Research Note

Researchers should consult this series to ensure finding all the actions which occurred in a case.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 4419, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Minute books from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 12427, documents the proceedings of each case.

Civil case index from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 22680, facilitates access to this series.

Index to civil registers from the District Court (Seventh District : Emery County), Series 28179, provides index information for registers of action from 1896 to 1965.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Registers of Actions were first scheduled in 1983 as permanent records. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in February 2000.

Indexing Terms

  • Divorce suits--Emery County (Utah).
  • Corporate divestiture--Utah--Emery County.
  • Judgments--Utah--Emery County.
  • Emery County (Utah)--Trials (Divorce).
  • Emery County (Utah)--Actions and defenses--Cases.
  • Emery County (Utah)--Habeas corpus.

Container List

1 1896-1916 1-476
2 1916-1925 477-952
2 1926-1941 953-1450
2 1941-1954 1451-1954
3 1954-1965 1955-2545
3 1965-1976 2546-3131
3 1976-1978 3132-3449
4 1978-1979 3449-3708
4 1979-1982 3709-4262
4 1982-1986 4263-4739

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