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Maine Probate Court Documents Going Online

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Judy Harrison for the December 26, 2013 edition of the Bangor Daily News. When Dana Hanley was elected probate judge in Oxford County 17 years ago, the registrar and clerks were using typewriters to fill out standard forms and to prepare orders for him to […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, & the USA

The following data was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.1 million indexed records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,669,755 indexed records from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973, collection, the 272,611 indexed records from the U.S., Arkansas, First Draft […]

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Handbook to New York Probate Records

New York Probate Records—A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records, Second Edition, is a directory-styled handbook by Gordon L. Remington. Broken down by county, this guide shows where and how to locate New York State probate records. These records cover over 350 years of probate history in the region. Why might you need a […]

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Finding Massachusetts Probate Records

The following teaser is from an article by Robin C. Mason, published in the February 28, 2013 edition of the examiner.com: Probate records can add more to your genealogy than heirs and possibly death dates; it can add stories and intrigue. At the Massachusetts Archives, I held the actual probate papers for my seventh great […]

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Pinellas County, Florida Civil/Probate Records Retention Center Opens

The following excerpt is from an article published in the August 13, 2012 edition of tbnweekly.com: CLEARWATER – The Clerk of the Court announced that its records and information management civil/probate records retention center is open to the public as of Monday, August 13. The records retention center is a newly-created area located in the […]

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Wills & Probate Records: A Guide for Family Historians

Wills & Probate Records: A Guide for Family Historians  is a publication of the British National Archives. This books examines family law records, which provide a wealth of detail about individuals and families. Social status, wealth, personal character and more can be learned from many of these records. The reader will learn how to find, […]

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Ancestry.co.uk Adds Six Million British Probate Records

Ancestry.com has continurd to post images of the British “National Probate Calendar” (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. Included in the entries are those of many famous folks, as well as many of our ancestors and relatives. The following teaser is from an article published in the May 23, 2012 edition of London24.com: The amount […]

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Old Wedding Invitation Leads to Heir

The following excerpt is from the February 20, 2011 edition of the Wetzel Chronicle. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An old wedding invitation has helped West Virginia officials track down the heir to a South Charleston resident’s estate and give her more than $480,000. A niece of J.D. Mier will get $481,335.70 after the executor of […]

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DeKalb County, Illinois, Probate Books & Case Files 1843-1922 Being Digitized by FamilySearch

The following excerpt is from an article in the October 17, 2011 edition of the Daily Chronicle. SYCAMORE – Probate books and probate case files from 1843-1922 will soon be available to the community as digital images. The DeKalb County [Illinois] Circuit Clerk’s Office is working with Genealogical FamilySearch of Utah, a nonprofit corporation sponsored […]

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Handbook to New York Probate Records

New York Probate Records—A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records, Second Edition, is a new directory-styled handbook by Gordon L. Remington. Broken down by county, this guide shows where and how to locate New York State probate records. These records cover over 350 years of probate history in the region. Why might you need […]

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Records Posted from Belgium, England, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, USA, & Mexico at FamilySearch.org

Mexico Collections Account for 6 Million of 8 Million New Images New Records From Belgium, England, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia 23 August 2011 – Along with six million images added to Mexico collections at FamilySearch.org this week, additions were made to collections from six other countries. Browse through newly–added parish register records from Belgium and England, […]

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New Collections for Spain & the USA, while Canada, Italy & Poland Collections Add Images At FamilySearch

The following was received from FamilySearch: 16 August 2011: Among the thousands of records added to FamilySearch.org this week are new images of testaments (wills) from Cádiz, Spain. Also, be sure to check out new United States military records for Louisiana and Washington as well as a new collection of North Carolina estate files. Estate […]

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New Historic Brazil & Honduras Records Online at FamilySearch.org

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online Six Additional Country Collections Also Updated More digital images poured out of the FamilySearch pipeline this week—over 2 million, in fact. Historic record collections for 8 countries were updated: Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., […]

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Volunteers Recognized for Work at Talladega (Alabama) County Courthouse

The following excerpt is from an article in the April 21, 2011 edition of The Daily Home. TALLADEGA COUNTY — Volunteers who worked with the Talladega County Historical Association to complete a 10-year historical restoration project were recognized Thursday morning at the Talladega County Courthouse by the Alabama Department of Archives and History for their […]

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New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain & USA at FamilySearch.org

The following was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain Keep updating your wish list as FamilySearch continues to expand its online historical records. New collection additions this week represent seven European countries.  Millions of records were added for the Czech Republic, […]

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