Probate Files

I’ve been working on probate files this morning and Ann Marie reminded me it’s been awhile since I’ve done a blog.  She’s  right, I seem to get caught up doing a “tweet” on our Twitter and forget about blogging.

For those of you that are not aware, we do have probate files at the museum for your use.  You may wonder what could be useful to you about a probate file.

As an example, a probate file that covers a “Matter of Estate” has some good genealogy included in it.  It could be about your grandparents or maybe it’s a great-grandparent or other relative.  It may also list when and where they died; where they lived, giving you section, township number and range, as well as acreage;  some also contain a will, the list goes on and on.

After working on a priority project for so long, I’m back to setting up new files for the probates.  Right now I”m working with probates in mid 1938.  The index is always changing, so if you haven’t checked recently, you may want to drop in, give us a call or just send an e-mail.

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