Probate Packets and Genealogical Research

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Genealogy & History

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Probate records are important to genealogists because they provide evidence about family relationships.  Many researchers make the mistake of being too literal when requesting probate documents such as wills. Some call this selective method the cherry picking concept. This seminar will cover the most important records and information that can be found in these packets.    



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