When a person is deceased the probate process prescribes the disposition of his or her assets. Very often the probate file is a veritable gold mine of genealogical information. This course describes the probate process both when there is a will and when no will exists. It explains the legal language involved so that one is able one to recognize various documents and understand their purpose. The value of other court cases as genealogical date sources is also discussed as well as the relevance of land records involved in probate. The course includes a description of land surveys and land record files with their location in the courthouse.
Date/Time: April 21 2012, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Ohio History Center
Cost: $15.00 OHS/FCGHS members, $20.00 non members
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