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Wiki Project New York Tasks - Probate: USGenWeb Task


Search the county NYGenWeb page for pertinent probate databases - including wills and administrations - and add them to the Probate Records heading on the county page.


1. Click on NYGenweb

2. Click on your county. Once on the page, look around to see if there are databases listed for Probate records including wills and administrations. Do not be surprised if none are found

3. If you locate one, examine each link to determine:

a. If the link works. If it doesn't do not include.
b. Examine the information in the database to see if it is worth listing on the wiki. It will be your decision as to if it is worthwhile to list the database.

4. If the database looks helpful, list the database in chronological and then alphabetical order (if there are other databases on the county page) in the following manner:

:*'''1803-1842''' - [ Essex Co., NY Probate Wills Index Books A and B (1803-1842)], courtesy: [ NYGenWeb]. (opens as a PDF file)<br>

5. If there is information about the database that you would like to add (i.e, index only, not complete, etc), add it to the end of entry.

6. If there are dates listed in the title of the database, repeat the dates just after the bullet in bold. Make sure to use the N–dash between the dates and anytime it is used in wiki text. The N–dash is made by holding the alt key and typing 0150:

:*'''1840-1847''' - [ Will Index, Volume C (1840-1847)], courtesy: [ NYGenWeb].


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