Estate Settlement Records:
Even When There is NO will, There's A Way!
The 4-session series will provide a detailed look at the estate settlement process and the genealogically rich records created. This hands-on series will lead you step-by-step through the estate settlement process. Work with your own ancestors or with a provided example to find ancestral wills and estate records. Learn research strategies and glean all the genealogical clues from every record.
Parts 1-3 apply regardless of where your ancestor lived. It is best to attend all sessions but it is not necessary. The final session focuses specifically on Hamilton County, Ohio. Work with records that survived the courthouse fires and reconstruct estate files using other sources.
Saturday, January 30, 1 pm, Estate Settlement Records, Part 1: “Even When There’s No Will, There’s a Way!” Overview of the estate records and how they answer genealogical questions followed by a hands-on session. Learn where to find the records of your ancestors whether they are on Ancestry or not! Preregistration: http://goo.gl/mEXnKH.
Saturday, March 5, 1 pm, Estate Settlement Records, Part 2. Preregistration: http://goo.gl/HJbY7R.
Saturday, April 2, 1 pm, Estate Settlement Records, Part 3. Preregistration: http://goo.gl/h8XkBL.
Saturday, May 7, 1 pm, “Estate Settlements after the Courthouse Burns,” Part 4. Preregistration: http://goo.gl/PDZDEy.
Updated 22 December 2015.
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