Chile Probate RecordsEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

The wills (testamentos) in notarial records describe the distribution of a person’s estate after his or her death. Information in the records may include the death date, names of heirs and guardians, relationships, residences, an inventory of the estate, and names of witnesses.

Probate records are usually not of practical genealogical value in Chilean research. Other sources such as church records and civil registration cover a larger percentage of the population, and probate records are difficult to access.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the probate records for Chile. These records may still be found in local notarial offices, province and city archives, notarial archives, or municipality courts. (See Chile Notarial Records for more information.)


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 12 October 2010, at 22:33.
  • This page has been accessed 1,020 times.