Will and Probate Resources

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Premium

On the bookshelf

? Inheritance in America: From Colonial Times to the Present by Carole Shammas, Marylyn Salmon and Michel Dahlin (Frontier Press)

? The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd edition, by Val D. Greenwood (Genealogical Publishing Co.). In particular, see chapters 15-17.

Find it on the Web

? Cyndi’s List — Wills and Probate

<www.cyndislist.com/wills.htm>: Nearly 100 links.

? Glossary of Legal Terms


? Glossary of Unusual Terms Found in Wills


? Board for Certification of Genealogists: Analyzing Wills for Useful Clues

<www.bcgcertification.org/skbld955. html>

? DoHistory.org: How to Read Probate Records

<www.dohistory.org/on_your_own/tool kit/probate Records.html>

? England Wills Exchange Database

<members.tripod.com/˜Caryl_ Williams/ewills.htmb>

? Irish Ancestors — Wills


? National Archives of Scotland Fact Sheets — Wills and Testaments

<www.nas.gov.uk/miniframe/fact_sheet/wills.pdf>: Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader (download at <www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html>).

? Scottish Archives Network

<www.scan.org.uk>: Working to put 3.3 million Scottish wills online.

? Wills of Mayflower Passengers

<members.aol.com/mayflo1620/wills. html>

? Wills on the Web

<www.ca-probate.com/wills.htm>: Links to online wills of celebrities and ordinary people alike.

From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine