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11 March 2010

No Probate Doesn't Mean No Records

Remember that if your ancestor died and left no probate, it does not mean that there are not records settling up his affairs. There may be deed or non-probate court records that effectively settled the ancestor's estate without a "probate" settlement. It pays to look.

This very topic was the focus of an entire Casefile Clues issue--1 Number 32.