District Court (First District : Cache County) Probate registers of actions
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil, criminal or probate 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.
A probate register of actions may contain the following entries for each case: the name or names of the individuals involved; the type of case being heard; the name of the petitioner's attorney; a list of each action taken in the case and the date that action was taken.
Numerical by case number.
The Cache County probate registers of actions, 1864-1966, are arranged numerically by consecutive case number.
Probate record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 767, include transcriptions of wills, bonds, letters testamentary, and related probate documents.
Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 1532, include the documents whose filing in probate matters is recorded in the registers of actions.
Probate index from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22659, provides an alternate source for case numbers.
Probate account books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22725, were superseded by the registers of actions.
Probate minute/record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22905, are a daily record of actions taken in probate matters.
Registers of action or docket books were maintained by the court clerk appointed by the district court judge. At statehood, the county clerk was designated ex-officio court clerk. The registers were in the custody of the county/district clerk when they were microfilmed in 1966.
This series is available on microfilm.
Utah law, enacted in 1941, sealed all adoption records with the exception that they can be released upon a court order expressly permitting inspection (Laws of Utah, 1941, chapter 17, 14-1-15). This restriction has subsequently been amended (1999) to allow public access one hundred years after the date of final decree or access as provided for in a mutual consent registry (Utah Code 78-30-15, 18). The probate division's jurisdiction over adoptions preceded the enactment of these laws and therefore many adoption records were cited in record books kept by the court. Utah State Archives staff supervises access to this series in order to provide access to probate records, but not to adoption records.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
According to the 1994 records retention policy of the Utah Judicial Council, registers of actions are considered permanent records. The 1994 Utah State Courts Retention Schedule authorizes microfilming and destruction of original records following a ten-year retention (page 8). Registers of actions were first designated as permanent records in 1983. These records were filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in May 1966. These microfilm copies purchased by the Utah State Archives were archivally processed by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr., in May 2000. An inventory of court records in 2006 led to the discovery of new volumes in the court. These volumes were microfilmed and processed by Jim Kichas in July 2008.
Indexes: An alphabetic name index is included at the front of each volume, allowing easy identification of the case number without going through a page-by-page search.
- Executors and administrators--Utah--Cache County.
- Court records--Cache County (Utah).
- Probate records--Cache County (Utah).
- Adoption--Cache County (Utah).
- Guardian and ward--Cache County (Utah).
- Cache County (Utah)--Trials.
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