District Court (First District : Cache County) Probate record books
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Dates: i 1876-1906.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series is made up of transcriptions of documents filed in estate cases probated in both the Cache County Probate Court (which was eliminated at statehood in 1896) and its successor, the First District Court, while sitting in Logan, Cache County, Utah. These records were created and maintained by the court clerk.
Transcribed documents include wills, bonds, letters testamentary, and deeds which were filed in the course of administering the estates of deceased individuals residing in Cache County. Originally, all documents (including wills) were recorded in a single volume ("Record of Bonds, Letters, and Deeds," Volume D). Beginning in 1887, wills were transcribed in one volume ("Record of Wills," Volume D) while bonds, letters, etc., were recorded in another ("Records of Bonds and Letters," volumes D-F).
Chronological by date of document filing
Probate record books are a record of documents in a probate case filed in court. No longer produced, probate record books provide useful information both for researchers seeking socioeconomic data on households and those seeking biographical or family history data such as information about the estate, the deceased, and the heirs. As with the minutes, access to the record books is easiest when done in conjunction with the register of actions (series 22724), which provides the date of each action.
Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 1532, contain documents filed in probate cases.
Probate index from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22659, provides corresponding case numbers.
Probate registers of actions from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22724, provide a summary of actions filed in probate cases, including a brief abstract of motions and orders, the amount of fees collected, and the eventual disposition of the case, in addition to being an alternate source of the case number.
Probate minute/record books from the District Court (First District : Cache County), Series 22905, provide a daily record of documents filed and actions taken with regard to probate matters.
The probate record books, created by the Cache County Probate Court, were transferred at statehood (January 1896) to the newly created district court, which assumed jurisdiction for probate cases. The Cache County Clerk was constitutionally designated as ex-officio clerk of First District Court in and for Cache County.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
The microfilm copies of the Cache County probate record books were produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah in May 1966. The film copies were archivally processed by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr., in June 2000.
Indexes: The Record of Bonds and Letters, Book F, includes a name index at the beginning of the 21-page volume, covering from August 22, 1904 thru January 20, 1905.
- Adoption--Utah--Cache County.
- Guardian and ward--Utah--Cache County.
- Executors and administrators--Utah--Cache County.
|1||D||1876-1887||Record of Bonds, Letters, and Deeds (pages 1-569)|
|2||D||1887-1896||Record of Wills (pages 1-241)|
|1||D||1896-1906||Record of Wills (pages 242-597)|
|1||D||1887-1893||Record of Bonds and Letters (pages 1-465)|
|3||D||1893-1896||Record of Bonds and Letters (pages 462-655)|
|3||E||1896-1904||Record of Bonds and Letters (pages 1-660)|
|3||F||1904-1905||Record of Bonds and Letters (pages 1-21)|