The Utah, Weber County Divorce Case Files Index holds 710 divorce case file records that date between the years 1868 and 1887. These divorce case file records were compiled from the Utah State Archives. To learn more about the Utah State Archives, visit their website at Utah State Archives .
The information likely to be found within the Utah, Weber County Divorce Case Files Index includes the full name of the filing party and the last name of the spouse. The only listing under divorce location will be Utah, although these divorce case files are from Weber County.
The Utah State Archives house many types of historical records, but their collection of divorce case files is an important piece of social history. During the period of 1868 to 1887, the county probate court in Utah heard divorce cases among many other types of cases, including criminal and civil cases and custody issues. In 1887, the Edmunds-Tucker Act prohibited probate courts from hearing divorce cases, which is why the Utah, Weber County Divorce Case Files Index stops at this year. The divorce case files, in addition to criminal trials, post-conviction remedies, habeas corpus records and actions and defense records, during this time period are indexed online for easier retrieval.
The Utah State Archives also houses other probate court collections from the late 1800s for all counties that had been formed at that time. Some of these historical records are featured in an online index, but many are still on microfilm only. Divorce certificates were supposed to be issued by a county of residence, but prior to this requirement, many divorces filed between 1852 and 1887 could be in any of the probate or district court record books, if they still exist, and are referred to as territorial divorce records by Utah State Archives.
The Utah State Archives is also home to vital records like marriage certificates, birth and death certificate records, as well as historical land records, mining records including old claims, education records, legislative records, and court records, including naturalization records and adoptions. Various military records are also stored here, including records pertaining to the Civil War, Vietnam War, Korean War and the Utah Territorial Militia and Indian Wars.
Individuals may visit Utah State Archives and perform research on the above mentioned collections, which are all considered public record. Other ways to request divorce case files include submitting a request by mail, using the online request form or by telephone. For additional information on contacting the Utah State Archives to request divorce case files from Weber County, visit them at:
Utah State Archives
300 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101