Discovering Our Family History Together
Death Is Not the End – What Probate Records Can Tell You
What is probate? What if there was no will? What are the parts of a probate? Where can you find probate records? What documents should you look for? What are all those things in the inventory? A slay was listed in my ancestor’s inventory in 1827 Alabama. Snow in Alabama? Who bought the items at the sale? What does this tell you about the family status? By putting your findings together and investigating the results, you can create a picture of the life of your ancestor.
Bio – Martha Wallace is a retired middle school teacher. She always wanted to be a docent in a castle in England, but the commute was too long, so she now volunteers at Rengstorff House, the oldest house in Mountain View. She also volunteers at the National Archives in San Bruno. She enjoys studying medieval and American history, connecting her ancestors to actual events, and exploring local history. In 2021, she led the Los Altos DAR to compile and edit The Early Settlers of Old Los Altos/Mountain View, a clickable PDF (free download at http://tinyurl.com/48nfm8td).
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