Genealogy Basics: Wills & Probate Records

Amanda Meeks

When other records are hard to find, especially before about 1850, wills and probate records may help fill the gaps. In the best circumstances, they include data about family members, age, death date, and more. Family relationships can be established, and details about the person’s economic status, as well as details about who is included and who is left out of bequests can add the human element to family history. Register online at: Questions? Contact Cathy at For details see