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Re: Question about Wills/Probate Records and Heirs
Posted by: Al (ID *****0088) Date: June 05, 2009 at 17:51:22
In Reply to: Re: Question about Wills/Probate Records and Heirs by Sheila Jarrett of 4315

No, not from what you have presented. I would have to see what information could be gleaned from the probate records and maybe guardianship records which are often not filed with the probate records.

From what you said I'm guessing that one or more of the people listed are children of deceased childen, and by law be eligible to inherit the dead child's portion of the estate. If they were twenty-one or older there would be no guardianship records but occasionally the children of deceased children sue the estate for a child's share. There would be a record of these procedings.

Actually, I often find it easier to identify children from probate records where the deceased died intestate rather than cases where there was a will.

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