Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 767

District Court (First District : Cache County) Probate record books

Dates: i 1876-1906.

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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

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).

Arrangement

Chronological by date of document filing

Research Note

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.

Related Records

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.

Custody History

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.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

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.

Finding Aids

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.

Indexing Terms

  • Adoption--Utah--Cache County.
  • Guardian and ward--Utah--Cache County.
  • Executors and administrators--Utah--Cache County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
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)