Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 22659

District Court (First District : Cache County) Probate index

Dates: 1864-1988.

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The index was created by the county clerk to record the names and assigned estate numbers of parties in probate actions, and to facilitate clerical management of and access to these files.

The Index to Probate Matters, which appears to be a compilation of three earlier volumes (A, B, and C), indexes the parties involved in probate cases 1-6748, spanning 6 June 1864 to 13 March 1966. Each page includes five columns for: file number, surname, given name, nature of matter, and date filed. Notations under nature of matter include: deceased, termination of estate, minor, insane, incompetent, feeble-minded, inquest, adoption, tubercular, civil (petition for name change, termination of joint tenancy, application for town site deed, dissolution), incorrigible, and habeas corpus. Entries are typewritten.

Volume B records cases 1-3243, spanning 6 June 1864 to 2 January 1935. Each page includes three columns for: surname or corporate name, given/Christian name, and estate number. Parenthetical notations sometimes appear following the given name, indicating an alias or the type of case (insane, adoption, guardianship, name change, inquest, etc.). Entries are handwritten both in ink and pencil.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by initial letter(s) of surname or corporate name

Index entries for both the Index to Probate Matters and Volume B are roughly alphabetical by initial letter(s) of the surname or corporate name.

Related Records

Probate record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 767, include copies of wills, bonds, letters testamentary, and related probate documents.

Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 1532, are indexed by the probate index.

Probate registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22724, provide an alternate index to probate cases in addition to being a source of case numbers and a means to locate pertinent entries in the Probate Minute Books.

Probate minute/record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22905, include a daily record of documents filed and actions taken with regard to probate cases.

Custody History

The county clerk was constitutionally designated as ex-officio clerk of the district court until 1989 when the state assumed responsibility for the district court. The county clerk maintained the probate index until it was transferred to the archives in February 2000.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Exempt.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Archival processing of the probate index was completed in May 2000 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr.

Finding Aids

Other: a research guide entitled "Judicial/Court Records at the Utah State Archives" is available for patron use.

Indexing Terms

  • Executors and administrators—Utah—Cache County.
  • Court records—Cache County (Utah).
  • Probate records—Cache County (Utah).
  • Adoption—Cache County (Utah).
  • Guardian and ward—Cache County (Utah).
  • Cache County (Utah)—Trials.

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 None 1 - 6748 (Vols. A - C); 1864-1966
2 1 1 - 3243 (Vol. B); 1864-1935
3 None 1935-1988