Alabama Probate Records

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Revision as of 18:20, 7 July 2011

United States Probate > Alabama

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.

Index

An index for Alabama wills is:

  • Index to Alabama Wills, 1808–1870. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, 1955. (Family History Library fiche 6051441.) This was compiled by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Alabama.

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

Alabama Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1988, 2001.  

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection containing this record is located in FamilySearch,org

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Alabama Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)