Sauk County Probate Records

Probate records consist of the documents that settle an estate after someone’s death, whether they died with a will (testate) or without one (intestate). Probate records are important to genealogists because they can provide important information about other family members and the estate of the deceased.

Probate records may include but are not limited to:

  • A will, if there was one

  • A petition for an executor or administrator

  • Amendments or codicils to the will

  • Probate of the will

  • A list of heirs

  • An inventory of the deceased’s estate at time of death

  • A report of the committee for partition when heirs cannot agree amongst themselves about how to divide the estate

  • Receipts from heirs

  • A closing statement by the court

Probate records may also contain information about guardianships and custody matters.

The Sauk County Historical Society holds Sauk County probate records from 1847 to 1976.The following lists contain the indexed probate records from our collection. An initial fee of $15 is required to initiate a search of the files. We will assess the number of probate records in a particular file and provide you with a quote for copies. Copies are $1 per page.

Searchable Probate Record Indices

Directions for Use: Click the center of a book to expand to full screen. Click the magnifying glass (FIND) in the lower right hand corner to search the book by name.

Not all volumes are included. We are actively archiving probate records. Contact SCHS for further research. 


Loose Pages / Alpha Filed

 1850 - 1901

1901 - 1930

 1931 - 1960

1946 - 1960

1960 - 1976