Guide: Surrogate Court Records

I uploaded a chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Surrogate Court Records. The local office has about 75% of the files on their computer. You can take a USB flash drive and download the entire contents of a file. One estate file for a possible ancestor of mine is 185 pages. I also tried to …

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NY Family History Conference, 2015 – #8

At the recent NY Family History Conference in Syracuse Laura Murphy DeGrazia gave the talk “To You I Leave My Fortune: Probate Records in New York.” She is past president of Board for Certification of Genealogists; author of NGS’s Research in the States: New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County; and former editor of …

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Monroe Co. Intestate Estates

If you are looking for probate records from Monroe County from the 1800s then there is a service online called Sampubco that will make a copy of a will (1821 – 1901) and send it to you. They get the will from microfilms that were done by the LDS many years ago. Sampubco has created …

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