Basic Genealogy: Using Probate Records

1:00 pm

Join Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center Bill Eddleman for the next installment in his genealogy series, focused on using probate records. Just like today, legal methods were required in the past to distribute property to heirs upon the death of a property owner. This presentation will examine the difference between testate and intestate estates; laws relating to inheritance; documents generated by the probate process and what they mean; and the role of courts and court records in probate. Online and free, registration required.


Basic Genealogy is a multipart virtual series from Bill Eddleman featuring advice and strategies for researching family histories. Watch past programs anytime for free and on demand.