Series 26200
District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County) Probate registers of action

Dates: 1888-1986.

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

Scope and Content

Probate registers of action list each action taken in the cases presented to the probate division of the Seventh District Court in San Juan 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.


Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

Probate record books from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 1314, contains documentation, and final disposition information on the probate court cases listed in these registers.

Probate case files from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 13467, contains the case files listed in these registers.

Minute books from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 21847, more fully document court proceedings as they relate to individual cases.

Information and indictment book from the District Court (Seventh District : San Juan County), Series 26194, contains further documentation of the proceedings recorded in these registers.

Custody History

The books in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the court in April 2013.

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 processed by Jim Kichas in April 2013.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index is located at the beginning of each register.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 1888 Nov-1938 Sep 1-190
    1 2 1938 Oct-1959 Sep 191-568
    1 3 1959 Sep 25-1983 Mar 7 569-1119
    2 4 1983 Mar 8-1986 Dec 31 1120-1226

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