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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Probate Records|U.S. Probate Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama_Probate_Records|Probate Records]]'' <br><br>[[Image:Last Will and Testament.jpg|right|300px|Last Will and Testament.jpg]]  
  
== Records  ==
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=== Records  ===
  
 
Wills usually mention the names of heirs and frequently specify how those heirs are related. Wills may also list names of children and married names of daughters. Probate records may not give an exact death date, but the death most often occurred within a few months of the date of probate.  
 
Wills usually mention the names of heirs and frequently specify how those heirs are related. Wills may also list names of children and married names of daughters. Probate records may not give an exact death date, but the death most often occurred within a few months of the date of probate.  
  
== Availability  ==
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=== Availability  ===
  
Probate records of Alabama have been kept by the probate court since the counties were created. These courts have records of estate, guardianship, and juvenile cases. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection includes some of these records.<br> The Family History Library has microfilms of probate records from most of the counties in [[Alabama|Alabama]], generally from the date a county was created to the 1920s. The types of records available from each county vary considerably. For some counties, the library has only the court minutes. Records from other counties include complete probate records, such as dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, wills, and bonds. The following records are available online as browse able collections. These records are not currently indexed. Select a link below and then search alphabetical files online.  
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Probate records of Alabama have been kept by the probate court since the counties were created. These courts have records of estate, guardianship, and juvenile cases. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection includes some of these records.  
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The Family History Library has microfilms of probate records from most of the counties in [[Alabama|Alabama]], generally from the date a county was created to the 1920s. The types of records available from each county vary considerably. For some counties, the library has only the court minutes. Records from other counties include complete probate records, such as dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, wills, and bonds. The following records are available online as browse able collections. These records are not currently indexed. Select a link below and then search alphabetical files online.  
  
 
*'''1800–1930''' Talladega County, Alabama probate records at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1978117| Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996}}  
 
*'''1800–1930''' Talladega County, Alabama probate records at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1978117| Alabama, County Estate Records, 1800-1996}}  
 
*'''1840–1950 '''Sumter County Circuit Court Files (disputed estates and divorces)FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1939212| Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950}}  
 
*'''1840–1950 '''Sumter County Circuit Court Files (disputed estates and divorces)FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1939212| Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950}}  
*'''1847–1950''' Madison County Chancery and Circuit court Records (disputed estates and divorces)FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1978142| Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950}}
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*'''1847–1950''' Madison County Chancery and Circuit court Records (disputed estates and divorces) FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1978142| Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950}}
  
<br> '''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
  
 
*[[Alabama Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, County Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Alabama Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, County Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama,_County_Estate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama, County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama,_County_Estate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama, County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]
  
== Index  ==
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=== Index  ===
  
 
An index for Alabama wills is:  
 
An index for Alabama wills is:  
  
*Alabama Society DAR. ''Index to Alabama Wills 1808-1870. ''Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, 1955. [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Index_to_Alabama_Wills_1808_1870/70.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 216583 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.1 P22a, Fiche 6051441 }}&nbsp;; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48006 Ancestry] ($). <br>
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*Alabama Society DAR. ''Index to Alabama Wills 1808-1870.'' Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, 1955. [http://www.genealogical.com/ Free Name Search]<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Index_to_Alabama_Wills_1808_1870/70.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 216583 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.1 P22a, Fiche 6051441 }}&nbsp;; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48006 Ancestry] ($).
 
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Probate records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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ALABAMA- PROBATE RECORDS
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ALABAMA, [COUNTY]- PROBATE RECORDS
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Probate records are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog] under:
  
ALABAMA, [COUNTY]-GUARDIANSHIPS
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:ALABAMA - PROBATE RECORDS
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:ALABAMA, [COUNTY] - PROBATE RECORDS
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:ALABAMA, [COUNTY] - GUARDIANSHIPS
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
''Alabama Research Outline''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1988, 2001. &nbsp;<br>
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[[Category:Alabama|Probate]]
 
[[Category:Alabama|Probate]]

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Contents

Records

Wills usually mention the names of heirs and frequently specify how those heirs are related. Wills may also list names of children and married names of daughters. Probate records may not give an exact death date, but the death most often occurred within a few months of the date of probate.

Availability

Probate records of Alabama have been kept by the probate court since the counties were created. These courts have records of estate, guardianship, and juvenile cases. The Gandrud and Jones Alabama Records Collection includes some of these records.

The Family History Library has microfilms of probate records from most of the counties in Alabama, generally from the date a county was created to the 1920s. The types of records available from each county vary considerably. For some counties, the library has only the court minutes. Records from other counties include complete probate records, such as dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, wills, and bonds. The following records are available online as browse able collections. These records are not currently indexed. Select a link below and then search alphabetical files online.

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Index

An index for Alabama wills is:

Probate records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

ALABAMA - PROBATE RECORDS
ALABAMA, [COUNTY] - PROBATE RECORDS
ALABAMA, [COUNTY] - GUARDIANSHIPS

References

  1. Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com