Probate case files, 1886-1937

Wisconsin. County Court (Lincoln County)

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms
  • Physical Details
    • 28 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plus
    • additions of 3.0 c.f
  • Arrangement Generally numerical by case file number
  • OCLC ocn145820980
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion. For cases from 1886-1910 (case numbers 2-5238 with a few exceptions) the register includes a name index arranged alphabetically by individual's surname. A name list was not created for cases from 1911-1921 (generally case numbers 5318-9990)
    • The original index to probate case files is still in the Lincoln County Register in Probate's office


  • COLLECTION STORED, IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Records relating to the settlement of deceased individuals' estates including inventories of real and personal property; reports and accounts of administrators or executors; statements of claims against estates; resale of real and/or personal property; warrants; contracts; sworn testimony; and similar records. There are a few guardianship of minor heir cases mixed in with the estate case files.
  • The processed portion of this series is summarized above, dates 1886-1921, and is described in the register. There are additional accessions which date 1921-1937 and are described below.


  • The processed portion of this series is available only on microfilm; copies may be purchased with the written consent of the originating office from the Genealogical Society of Utah.
  • This microfilm consists of service copies of film produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992 and 2001.
  • Originals were discarded after microfilming.