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  • Basic Genealogy, Part Eight: Using Probate Records

    Watch as Bill Eddleman, associate director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, discusses using probate records in genealogical research. Just like today, legal methods were required in the past to distribute property to heirs upon the death of a property owner. In this virtual on demand program, learn 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.

    This program was originally broadcast via Zoom Webinar in September 2021.

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