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Hendricks County, Indiana Probate Records

Estate Cases | Will Records | Guardianship Cases | Probate Packets | Probate Order Books |
Probate Docket & Fee Books | Probate Complete Books |

Probate records consist mainly of estate cases and guardianship cases. Sometimes other kinds of cases also came under the jursidiction of probate, such as adoptions and dissolving of business partnerships. The Hendricks County Clerk's Microfilm Department can help you find more information on a particular probate case. They are located on the second floor of the Hendricks County courthouse and can be reached by phone at (317) 745-9800.

ESTATE CASES

An estate case is usually about dividing the assets of someone who died, although sometimes it may be for someone who has been declared "absentee" from their residence for a number of years.

Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1837-1936) [in progress] (Not stored on this site)
A searchable index to the dates of death that are listed in packets of Hendricks County estate cases, maintained by the Indiana Genealogical Society. This database is in progress - entries will be added as time allows.

Deaths Listed in Probate Records of Hendricks County, Indiana (1912-1945)
A searchable index to the dates of death from estate cases that are listed in the Hendricks County probate docket and fee books for the years 1912 through 1945.

Estate Cases Filed in Hendricks County Newspapers (1945-1986)
A searchable index to the estate cases that had legal notices published in these Hendricks County newspapers:

This may not be a comprehensive list of all the Hendricks County estate cases for this period; legal notices could be filed in any newspaper in the county. More newspapers and more years will be added later.

Inventories of Estate Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1867-1876)
A searchable index to the inventories of estate cases that were transcribed in a record book from October 1867 through July 1876. These inventories list all of the debts and assets in the case.

Inventories of Estate and Guardianship Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1917-1920)
A searchable index to the inventories of estate cases and guardianship cases that were transcribed in a record book from February 1917 through October 1920. These inventories list all of the debts and assets in the case.

Hendricks County Partition Records Book (1854-1874)
Digital images of a court records book of Hendricks County partitions 1854-1874. A partition was when the heirs to an estate petitioned the court to physically divide the land, instead of selling it and dividing the profits. These digital images were done by FamilySearch and are restricted viewing - you can only view them at a Family History Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library.


WILL RECORDS

Sometimes before someone died, they signed a will specifying how they would like their assets to be divided. If a person left a will, the estate case for that person will usually be brief - just a notation of how the executor carried out the terms of the will. A will book contains a clerk's transcription of the will; the original, signed will is usually found in the probate packet.

Index to Hendricks County Will Books (1822-1977)
A searchable index to Hendricks County will books volumes 1 through 11 (covering 1822 through 1963) and volumes S-1 through S-4 (covering 1963 through 1977). The index contains the name, date of the will, and the volume and page numbers.

WILL BOOK

DIGITAL IMAGES

Will book volume 1 (28 August 1822 - 23 May 1846) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Will book volume 2 (22 June 1846 - 26 June 1862) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Will book volume 3 (3 March 1862 - 9 October 1880) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
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Will book volume 4 (10 March 1881 - 15 January 1896) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Will book volume 5 (2 March 1896 - 13 September 1906) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
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Will book volume 6 (15 September 1906 - 22 April 1916) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
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Will book volume 7 (2 May 1916 - 17 February 1926) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
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Will book volume 8 (17 February 1926 - 31 December 1934) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]
Will book volume 9 (8 December 1934 - 8 February 1947) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]
Will book volume 10 (14 February 1947 - 31 January 1957) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]
Will book volume 11 (13 February 1957 - 31 July 1963) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/WillBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]
Will book volume S-1 (25 July 1963 - 14 October 1967) [NONE]
Will book volume S-2 (15 November 1967 - 7 December 1970) [NONE]
Will book volume S-3 (10 December 1970 - 28 March 1974) [NONE]
Will book volume S-4 (3 May 1974 - 12 May 1977) [NONE]

GUARDIANSHIP CASES

A guardianship case is when someone is appointed as guardian of a "ward". The ward may be a child who inherited some assets, or an adult who needs to have their own assets taken care of.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Bonds Book (1904-1921)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Bonds book which dates from 12 September 1904 through 25 April 1921. Entries in the bonds book are brief and include the date the guardianship bond was issued, the names of the sureties on the bond, and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that the bond was issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1833-1861)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from 1833 to 1861 that was kept by the Hendricks County Court of Common Pleas. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1835-1864)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from 9 November 1835 through 1864. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1853-1866)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from 1853 to 1866 that was kept by the Hendricks County Court of Common Pleas. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1866-1876)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from 1866 through 1876. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1906-1912)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from January 1906 through July 1912. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Index to Hendricks County Guardianship Docket Book (1937-1953)
An index to a Hendricks County Guardianship Docket book which dates from July 1937 through January 1953. Entries in the docket books are brief and include the date when a guardianship case began (signified by letters being issued to the guardian) and the names of the wards who were in the guardian's care. This index contains the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian, and the date that letters were issued in the case.

Inventories of Estate and Guardianship Cases Filed in Hendricks County, Indiana (1917-1920)
A searchable index to the inventories of estate cases and guardianship cases that were transcribed in a record book from February 1917 through October 1920. These inventories list all of the debts and assets in the case.


PROBATE PACKETS

A probate packet is also known as "loose papers" or "case files". It contains all the original documents of the case (such as handwritten receipts and reports). The documents may have been folded and kept together with string or a rubber band. If these packets have survived at all, they may be in a fragile condition and may be stored offsite.

Probate Records for Hendricks County, Indiana (1824-1900) [in progress] (Not stored on this site)
A searchable index and digital files of Hendricks County probate packets, maintained by the Indiana Genealogical Society. This database is in progress - entries will be added as time allows.

Index to Hendricks County probate records (1993-present)   (Not stored on this site)
A searchable database of Hendricks County probate case records from 1993 to present, maintained by the State of Indiana. Under "Court," visitors should choose "Hendricks County" from the drop-down menu.


PROBATE ORDER BOOKS

A probate order book contains a brief summary (usually just 2-3 sentences) about what happened each time a probate case came before a judge. A probate case may span several order books.

Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1852)
A searchable index to the Hendricks County Probate Order Books that were kept by the Hendricks County Probate Court and then the Hendricks County Circuit Court. This index contains the name, the type of probate case (e.g. guardianship, estate, etc.), and the volume and page numbers.

Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1853-1921)
A searchable index to the Hendricks County Probate Order Books that were kept by the Hendricks County Court of Common Pleas (1853-1873) and the Hendricks County Circuit Court (1873-1921). This index contains the name, the type of probate case (e.g. guardianship, estate, etc.), and the volume and page numbers.

PROBATE ORDER BOOK

DIGITAL IMAGES

PROBATE COURT & CIRCUIT COURT (1825-1852)

Probate Order Book Volume 1 (28 April 1825 - 12 May 1835) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Probate Order Book Volume 2 (9 November 1835 - 15 August 1839) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 3 (11 November 1839 - 14 February 1844) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Probate Order Book Volume 4 (13 May 1844 - 12 February 1847) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
Hendricks County Government Archive [FREE]

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Probate Order Book Volume 4.5 (10 May 1847 - 18 May 1850) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 5 (12 August 1850 - 18 August 1852) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (1853-1873)

Probate Order Book Volume 1 (24 January 1853 - 22 August 1856) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 2 (10 November 1856 - 24 July 1860) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 3 (21 January 1861 - 26 January 1865) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 4 (15 May 1865 - 30 May 1868) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 5 (29 September 1868 - 17 June 1871) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 6 (October 1871 - 23 May 1874) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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CIRCUIT COURT (1873-1921)

Probate Order Book Volume 7 (7 September 1874 - 21 June 1876) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 8 (22 June 1876 - 27 June 1878) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 9 (23 September 1878 - 3 July 1880) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 10 (27 September 1880 - 13 June 1882) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 11 (13 June 1882 - 10 June 1884) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 12 (12 June 1884 - 3 July 1886) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 13 (27 September 1886 - 22 June 1888) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 14 (25 June 1888 - 30 November 1889) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 15 (6 January 1890 - 28 March 1891) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 16 (4 May 1891 - 10 November 1892) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 17 (11 November 1892 - 24 March 1894) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 18 (7 May 1894 - 24 December 1895) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 19 (6 January 1896 - 30 January 1897) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 20 (1 March 1897 - 5 February 1898) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 21 (7 March 1898 - 20 April 1899) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 22 (21 April 1899 - 20 April 1900) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 23 (7 May 1900 - 22 June 1901) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 24 (2 September 1901 - 7 June 1902) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 25 (7 September 1902 - 19 December 1903) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 26 (4 January 1904 - 15 April 1905) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 27 (1 May 1905 - 30 June 1906) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 28 (3 September 1906 - 26 October 1907) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 29 (4 November 1907 - 27 February 1909) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 30 (1 March 1909 - 2 April 1910) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 31 (2 May 1910 - 30 June 1911) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/CommonPleasCourtIndex.aspx
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Probate Order Book Volume 32 (4 September 1911 - 12 July 1912) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 33 (2 September 1912 - 28 June 1913) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 34 (1 September 1913 - 13 June 1914) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 35 (15 June 1914 - 22 May 1915) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 36 (24 May 1915 - 26 February 1916) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 37 (6 March 1916 - 29 November 1916) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 38 (20 November 1916 - 25 May 1917) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 39 (26 May 1917 - 11 March 1918) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 40 (12 March 1918 - 13 December 1918) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 41 (14 December 1918 - 1 September 1919) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 42 (1 September 1919 - 16 June 1920) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate Order Book Volume 43 (17 June 1920 - 9 April 1921) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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PROBATE DOCKET & FEE BOOKS

A probate docket book recorded the name of the probate case and the name of the official (administrator, executor or guardian), as well as the date it was added to the court's calendar (aka docket). A probate fee book recorded the name of the probate case and the date that the court's fees for filing were paid.

Index to Probate Cases Listed in Hendricks County Fee Books (1880-1892)
A searchable index to the probate cases that are listed in the Hendricks County probate fee books for the years 1880 through 1892.


PROBATE COMPLETE BOOKS

A probate complete record book contains an extensive summary of a probate case from its beginning to its end, as well as transcriptions of major documents (such as inventories and sale bills). Making a complete record of a probate case was not a requirement - it required the lawyer to pay an additional fee to the clerk - so most probate cases are not included in these books. The option of having a complete record made of a probate case was removed by the end of the 1800's.

Index to Hendricks County Probate Complete Books (1826-1905)
A searchable index to the Hendricks County Probate Complete Books, which date from 1826 through 1905. This index contains the name, the type of probate case (e.g. guardianship, estate, etc.), and the volume and page numbers.

PROBATE COMPLETE BOOK

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PROBATE COURT (1825-1852)

Probate complete book volume 1 (October 1826 - August 1845) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 2 (November 1845 - November 1848) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 3 (November 1848 - August 1850) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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Probate complete book volume 4 (November 1850 - August 1852) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (1853-1873)

Probate complete book volume 1 (January 1853 - October 1853) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 2 (January 1854 - May 1857) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 3 (May 1857 - October 1859) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 3.5 (October 1859 - September 1862) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 4 (January 1863 - January 1865) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 5 (May 1865 - September 1868) https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045
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CIRCUIT COURT (1873-1905)

Probate complete book volume 6 (October 1867 - October 1889) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 7 (23 January 1889 - 27 May 1892) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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Probate complete book volume 8 (30 January 1893 - 9 December 1905) http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/DataWarehouse/Archive/SectionMenus/JudicialBookIndex.aspx
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