AmericanAncestors.org, the database website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is offering you free access to 32 of its probate records-related databases through next Tuesday, April 25.
You must register as a free guest member with AmericanAncestors.org in order to access the probate databases, which mostly come from New York and New England.
Probate records, which relate to the distribution of a deceased person’s estate, may include wills, estate inventories, guardianship papers and more. They often identify heirs and provide clues to family relationships—especially valuable in the time before birth and death records.
To help you decipher unfamiliar terms in your ancestor’s probate records, here’s our free Will & Probate glossary on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.