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Guide to the California. Probate Court (Sacramento County) records
CNTY0006  
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Description
The General Law of 1851 established the Probate Court and transferred to it the jurisdiction formerly held by the County Court in probate matters. Cases involving issues of fact could be heard in Probate Court, but at the request of either party could also be heard in the District Court. Appeals of probate cases were to the District Court. In 1864 appeals to the Supreme Court were allowed. An 1868 law provided for jury trials in Probate Court. The California State Constitution of 1879 transferred probate jurisdiction to the newly created Superior Court.
Background
The General Law of 1851 established the Probate Court and transferred to it the jurisdiction formerly held by the County Court in probate matters. Cases involving issues of fact could be heard in Probate Court, but at the request of either party could also be heard in the District Court. Appeals of probate cases were to the District Court. In 1864 appeals to the Supreme Court were allowed. An 1868 law provided for jury trials in Probate Court. The California State Constitution of 1879 transferred probate jurisdiction to the newly created Superior Court.
Extent
779 boxes + 162 volumes (643 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.