Probate Records, the Rest of the Story

Looking past cemeteries and wills to uncover forgotten history and relationships.

 Probate records do in many cases tell the rest of the story! Knowing what probate records are available and understanding what to look for is the key to this genealogical safe that contain insight into living conditions, relationships and much more.


We will discuss: 


Legal terms associated with Probate


Testate probate; Components of the Will


Intestate Probate; Who get What


Petition for Partition: The dirty little secrets


The Probate Case file: Meat and Potatoes 


Repositories: Where to find Probate Records