Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Emery County (Utah). County Clerk

84033--Articles of incorporation record books of LDS church wards
17840--Articles of incorporation alphabetical index
23475--Marriage records
6124--Marriage licenses

AGENCY: Emery County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 84033
TITLE: Articles of incorporation record books of LDS church wards
DATES: 1887
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological
TOTAL VOLUME: 2.00 reels.

DESCRIPTION: These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation files with the Emery County Clerk of the County Court by LDS Church Wards. The record books were kept as the official copy which was available for public use. The actual articles of incorporation record the following: names of the corporation officers including the office of President which was filled by the Bishop of the ward, names of ward members and oaths of office. The Articles of Incorporation state that members of the ward "desired to become a body corporate, under and in accordance with the existing laws of Utah Territory, and had met for that purpose." The law of the Utah Territory stated "that any number of persons associated together for religious, social, scientific, benevolent or other purposes...when pecuniary profit is not their object...may incorporate themselves as provided in the Act (Laws of Utah, 1878, chap. 18, sec. 1).

Under current Utah law and the laws of the territorial legislature, individuals desiring to incorporate, were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

Because of the importance of incorporation information, which documents the organization and existence of companies, the county clerk is required by law [UCA sections 3 and 16] to maintain incorporation case files and record books (and likewise their corresponding indexes).

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Emery County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 17840
TITLE: Articles of incorporation alphabetical index
DATES: 1886-1961
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by company name

DESCRIPTION: This is an alphabetical index of companies incorporated to do business in Emery County which was created by the Emery County Clerk to facilitate access to the Articles of Incorporatin Record Books and the Incorporation Case Files. The series provides the case file number, corporation name, date of filing, record book, page number, amendments, notes, and capital stock amount.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

Because of the importance of incorporation information, which documents the organization and existence of companies, the county clerk is required by law [UCA sections 3 and 16] to maintain incorporation case files and record books (and likewise their corresponding indexes).

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Emery County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 23475
TITLE: Marriage records
DATES: 1886-1966
ARRANGEMENT: By type of record

DESCRIPTION: These films include marriage license indexes, marriage license record books and indexes to same, marriage certificate record books, and mixed marriage licenses and applications.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Records Center permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 14, Item 25.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Emery County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 6124
TITLE: Marriage licenses
DATES: 1888-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series contains copies of the marriage licenses granted in Emery County. The information includes names, addresses, and ages of bride and groom; date and number of license; date of marriage; title and signature of person performing the ceremony; and signatures of bride, groom, witnesses, and county clerk.

RETENTION

Retain permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Records Center permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 14, Item 25.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public