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Darksecretz
11-05-13, 21:11
I was just pondering if you could get/online copies of wills/probate for people that have died in the USA

does anyone know please?

Val wish Id never started
11-05-13, 21:45
is this any help
http://www.cyndislist.com/wills/us/

Darksecretz
11-05-13, 22:08
is this any help
http://www.cyndislist.com/wills/us/

Thanks Val, flipping typical though Connecticut isn't on it.. :(

Val wish Id never started
11-05-13, 22:17
what about this
http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Connecticut_Probate_Records

Darksecretz
11-05-13, 22:38
what about this
http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Connecticut_Probate_Records

thanks Val, I have looked there and found a link to CSL [Connecticut State Library] which looks sort of promising. :smilee: x

PhotoFamily
11-05-13, 23:49
Might have been kylejustin who gave this link:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
No, never mind that link - I thought probate records were included, but apparently not.

It's usually county by county (not even state by state). Some may be online, others not - also may depend on how long ago.

kylejustin
12-05-13, 05:08
state archives is probably the best bet julie. if they don't have them, they should be able to tell you who does.

Darksecretz
12-05-13, 08:04
Might have been kylejustin who gave this link:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
No, never mind that link - I thought probate records were included, but apparently not.

It's usually county by county (not even state by state). Some may be online, others not - also may depend on how long ago.

we are talking 1907 and 1941 Sarah.. The 1907 is for Henry Lydall and the 1941 William Foulds Jr.


state archives is probably the best bet julie. if they don't have them, they should be able to tell you who does.

thanks Kyle.. i'll have a shuftie.. :)

PhotoFamily
12-05-13, 13:10
Are you having any luck? I was actually thinking older than that. I've looked for probates in Illinois, Pennsylvania & California - all records were held at the county level. The California county had an online index but it was only for more recent years (1985 & greater, I think).

If you google the county's name and "county clerk" I think you'll get the contact info, and details about retrieving from archives.

Also, have you checked familysearch's catalog? They have an amazing number of US probate records.

Darksecretz
12-05-13, 14:08
Are you having any luck? I was actually thinking older than that. I've looked for probates in Illinois, Pennsylvania & California - all records were held at the county level. The California county had an online index but it was only for more recent years (1985 & greater, I think).

If you google the county's name and "county clerk" I think you'll get the contact info, and details about retrieving from archives.

Also, have you checked familysearch's catalog? They have an amazing number of US probate records.

ooh no Sarah, I hadn't thought about FS.. I know both the Lydall family and the Foulds's were 'money' just seems odd that I can't find any records of wills.. [but maybe they are there, i'm just not looking in the right place + right criteria!]

will have a gleg at FS now..

PhotoFamily
08-06-13, 22:15
I'll send a PM too, but please let me know which dates/names should be searched.

Thanks
Sarah

Darksecretz
08-06-13, 23:08
have sent you a PM Sarah.. :)