District Court Records Guide Updated

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

The processing and research staff of the Utah State Archives is excited to unveil the latest edition of the Utah State District Court Records Guide.  Work associated with this resource began in 2005 with a systematic inventory of historic records in all of the 29 state district courts.  The information compiled during this inventory was reconciled against all known holdings of the State Archives, allowing research staff to better assist patrons with historic court record research.  This effort has also provided a useful model for formulating processing projects.  Between July 2007 and June 2008, all courts records from the Fifth District Court (Beaver, Iron and Washington County) and the Territorial Second District Court were processed with funding assistance from a NHPRC grant.  Currently, staff is working to improve access to records from two of the largest courts in the state including the Second District Court in Weber County (Ogden) and the Fourth District Court in Utah County (Provo).

In addition to the links to records descriptions found in this guide, the following guides and histories may be of use:

Did you know? The Fifth District Court in Beaver County’s Indexes are available online covering 1896-1998.