Probate & court records, ca. 1850-1963

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989
on 56 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.


Illinois Probate Records are available online, click here.

Microreproduction of original at the Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, Illinois.

Includes full name index.

Film 1637612, items 2 and 3, contain many documents of historical significance. The signatures of Joseph Smith, Jr. and other Latter-day Saint officials are found on some of them. Also, the copyright to the Doctrine and Covenants is reported to be among these documents. Item 1 may have historically significant material, but it was not noted.

The dates indicated for the boxes are very general. Filing dates for some of the documents may be years, if not decades, apart from the date(s) indicated for the boxes they are in. Two indexes may be used for this material: (1) "Index for Sale of Real Estate, and Probate Court;" and, (2) Defendants Index to Court Records," vol. 1. The first index mentioned above is not complete. The 2nd index does not appear to be totally reliable either. Included among the records are petitions to sell real estate and other claims against estates. Records related to guardianship and insanity are also found.



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