Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Washington County (Utah). Probate Court

26590--Probate record books
26638--Civil and probate case files

AGENCY: Washington County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26590
TITLE: Probate record books
DATES: 1877-1897
ARRANGEMENT: chronological by date

DESCRIPTION: During the territorial period the Washington County Probate Court used record books to record a variety of petitions, court orders, and decrees associated with the estates of individuals who died owing property in Washington County. Guardianship cases are also recorded in these books.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

RETENTION AND DISPOSITION AUTHORIZATION

These records are in Archives' permanent custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

The retention and disposition information on this schedule applies to the record copy which can be in any format. The record copy can include different formats. Format management information provided here is for the purpose of managing records that are being either stored by or transferred to the Utah State Archives.

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

Disposition based on the status of these records as some of the few known surviving records of the Washington County Probate Court.

PRIMARY CLASSIFICATION

Public


AGENCY: Washington County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26638
TITLE: Civil and probate case files
DATES: 1864-1895
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series includes case files for divorces handled by the Washington County Probate Court. Divorce case files include such documents as the complaints filed, the court's findings and divorce decrees.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

RETENTION AND DISPOSITION AUTHORIZATION

These records are in Archives' permanent custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

The retention and disposition information on this schedule applies to the record copy which can be in any format. The record copy can include different formats. Format management information provided here is for the purpose of managing records that are being either stored by or transferred to the Utah State Archives.

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This series has historical value as documentation of the business handled by the Washington County Probate Court.

PRIMARY CLASSIFICATION

Public