AGENCY: District Court (First District : Cache County)

SERIES: 13839
TITLE: Probated wills
DATES: 1913, 1915, 1938, 1939-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by estate number.

DESCRIPTION: Probated copies of the last will and testament (including any codicil) of Cache County testators submitted to the First District Court for probate make up this series. The structure of individual wills may vary greatly, from a simple manuscript with a single substantive provision to a complex document with multiple sections which cover a variety of topics concerning the estate. Basic information includes the testator's name, county of residence, and in some cases occupation or trade, plus directions, requests, and bequests. Bequests to heirs may cite relationship to the deceased and include specific items or properties bequeathed. The name of the person(s) appointed executor(s) is usually cited. A certificate of proof of will was included until September 1942. Collectively the series is composed of loose papers from individual cases (both holographic and typewritten); it is not a compilation of documents from multiple matters transcribed in record books.


Retain permanently


May Transfer to Archives.


These records are in Archives' permanent custody.


Paper: Retain in Office until microfilmed and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.


Historical Legal

Disposition based on the historical and legal value of wills and codicils, which are designated as permanent by the Utah State Courts Records Retention Schedule.


Public. UCA 75-2-901 (1975)