Wills and Other Probate Records: A Practical Guide to Researching Your Ancestors' Last Documents
Our ancestors' wills and related records can be a valuable source of genealogical information. This guide seeks to make will research available to all, from the novice family historian to the seasoned researcher seeking clarification on complexities.
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CHURCH COURTS AND RECORDS BEFORE 1858
FINDING A WILL BEFORE 1858
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