- Introduction to probate records
- An overview of probate records
- When there is no Probate
- Analyzing a 1761 will
- Trientje's Testate Tidbits--analyzing items from a 1920s era probate.
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Probate records are an excellent genealogical source and researchers need to remember that most of them are not available on the Internet.
Elijah M. Haines, The Probate Manual, Being a Complete Guide for Executors, Administrators and Guardians, Under the Laws of Illinois, with Practical Forms, Chicago, Keen and Lee, 1856, can be purchased for $12 through our website.