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Probate & Civil Case Files

Creator: Chautauqua County. District Court

Date: 1924-1931

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 59118

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 11.00 Microfilm roll(s) (16mm)

Title (Main title): Probate & Civil Case Files

Scope and Content

Scope and content: This series contains a mix of probate and civil case files. Probate case files can include inventories and appraisements, letters of guardians, administrators and executors, bonds, affidavits, court orders, journal entries, wills, and other original instruments. Civil case files can include inventories, pleadings, summonses, subpoenas, motions, affidavits, court orders, instructions to juries, jury verdicts, journal entries, and other original instruments. All of these documents were usually filed in a large cardboard enclosure known as a "jacket," which was labeled on the spine or front with the case number and plaintiff/defendant, then filed in sequential order. Case files form the foundation of information that was later entered into dockets and journals. The probate court had jurisdiction over marriages, town incorporations, estates, wills, adoptions, insanities, delinquent and dependent children, and similar matters within the county. The district court handled major civil and criminal cases, naturalizations, divorces, monetary claims within a particular boundary (usually one or more counties), and similar matters.

Microfilm:

  • AR 6572: # 849-914 1924-1926
  • AR 6573: # 915-1002 1926-1927
  • AR 6574: # 1003-1041 1927-1928
  • AR 6576: # 1042-1102 1928-1929
  • AR 6577: # 1103-1161 1929-1930
  • AR 6578: # 1162-1220 1930-1931
  • AR 6579: # 1121-1225 1931-1931
  • AR 6580: # 1226-1276 1931-1933
  • AR 6581: # 1277-1333 1933-1934
  • AR 6582: # 1334-1388 1934-1935
  • AR 6583: # 1389-1460 1935-1936

Related Records or Collections

Related materials: See UID 59117 "Probate Case Files"

Related materials: See UID "Probate & Confidential Case Files"

Related materials: See UID 59121 "Probate-A"

Index Terms

Subjects

    Chautauqua County (Kan.)
    Civil law -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County
    Court records -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County
    District courts -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County
    Probate law and practice -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County
    Probate records -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Chautauqua County. Courts. District Court.