Discovering Our Family History Together
Presenter: Chris Green
Probate records, when available, can be instrumental in providing primary information about family relationships. They frequently provide direct evidence that links adult children with their parents and/or siblings. Wills of childless or single people are especially worth collecting as they typically name several family members (including nephews and nieces). During the 19th century an additional set of records, death duty records, which complement probate records is extant. Death duty records are available for both testate and intestate probate cases. Record types and methodology will be discussed.
Christine Bell Green PLCGS has a professional learning certificate in Genealogical Studies from the University of Toronto. She is a ProGen graduate and an alumnus of the Salt Lake Institute, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh where she studied a variety of advanced level courses. She is a past president and current seminar chair of SMCGS and a professional researcher who teaches Genealogy in Palo Alto and Mountain View/Los Altos Adult Schools. In her spare time she travels to visit her living relatives.
San Mateo County Genealogical Society
SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization
PO Box 230San Mateo, CA 94401-0230https://smcgs.org
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