Series 14181
District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County) Probate registers of action

Dates: 1896-

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

Scope and Content

This series contains registers listing each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the Seventh District Court in Carbon 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. The registers are bound volumes of pre-printed form pages. From 1896 to June 1987 information was handwritten in the registers. Following case 4798 in Book 9 there is a note that "as of July 1, 1987, all entries are in the printed registers."


Numerical by case number.

Related Records

Probate case files from the District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), Series 4640, contain the documentation of the actions recorded in the registers of action and can be accessed through the name indexes in the registers.

Minute books from the District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), Series 14180, record the daily proceedings of the court.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: UCA 78-30-15 (2008). As of 1 July 1999, adoption records become public after 100 years; until then they are sealed and only obtainable through the court. These books include information about adoptions cases.

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 Alan Barnett in February 2012.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each volume in this series includes a name index at the beginning.

Indexing Terms

Container List

pending 1 Book 1 Cases 1 - 566; 1896 Mar 12-1925 Mar 2
pending 2 Book 2 Cases 567-1140; 1925 Apr 16-1939 Jan 30
pending 3 Book 3 Cases 1141-1668; 1939 Feb 6-1947 May 26
pending 4 Book 4 Cases 1669-2198; 1947 Jun 18-1954 Feb 25
pending 5 Book 5 Cases 2199-2742; 1954 Mar 10-1961 Jan 16
pending 6 Book [6] Cases 2743-3386; 1961 Jan 24-1969 Jan 16
pending 7 Book 7 Cases 3387-4026; 1969 May 15-1977 Oct 27
pending 8 Book 8 Cases 4027-4576; 1977 Nov 1-1984 Mar 28
pending 9 Book 9 Cases 4577-4798; 1984 Apr 6-1987 Jun 22

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.