Probate Records: More than Wills

Probate courts hold the records of deceased persons such as estates, inventories, administrations, and so on. But probate records usually hold more than simply the records of a deceased person. Guardianships for both adults and minors, commitments to institutions, apprenticeships, and more. These records should not be overlooked because you will find information on family relationships, ages, birth and death details, land ownership, marriages, and other evidence and clues.