Vermont, Orange County, Bradford and Randolph Districts, Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection contains images of probate estate files for Orange County, Randoph District located at the Division of Public Records in Middlesex. Each estate file consists of multiple images.The files are arranged by folder number then name. Folders 1-8 cover 1790-1890, folders 9-30 cover 1800-1840, etc
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The collection for Orange County, Bradford District contains images of probate estate files from the Supreme Court of Vermont. The files are located at the Division of Public Records in Montpelier. The collection is divided into multiple parts, 1780-1800, 1800-1847, 1800-1810 and 1820-1830.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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For a list of records by location, alphabet and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1807377/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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The collection for Orange County, Randoph District contains images of probate estate files located at the Division of Public Records in Middlesex. Each estate file consists of multiple images.The files are arranged by folder number then name. Folders 1-8 cover 1790-1890, folders 9-30 cover 1800-1840, etc.  
  
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For a list of records by location, alphabet and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1453983/waypoints Browse].  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Supreme Court of Vermont. Division of Public Records, Montpelier.}}
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[[Vermont, Orange County, Bradford and Randolph Districts, Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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</gallery> This collection usually contains the following information:  
  
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*Name of testator or deceased
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*Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
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*Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Residence of testator
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (These are used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near the time of death.)
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*Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
  
== Related Websites ==
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*The place of residence
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*The approximate death or probate date
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*The name of the deceased
  
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To search the collection for Randolph District follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "County and District" category<br>⇒ Select the "Box Number, Name Range and Year Range" which takes you to the images<br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
Include at least one link to an existing wiki article.
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
  
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For example:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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*Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives.
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
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*You may be able to use the probate record to learn about land transactions.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
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*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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‘‘Example for an Indexed Collection:’’
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*Probate records may provide informationn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Keep in mind that wills are more likely to be found in rural communities than in larger cities and industrial areas.
  
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
‘‘Example for a Browsed Collection:’’
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
“Example for a Legacy Collection:”
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
"Australia Death and Burials 1816-1980," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed March 4, 2011), Annie Jones, 28 Jul 1887; citing Territorial Records, reference Crookwell, FHL microfilm 1,238,833; Victoria Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vermont/ Access Vermont Genealogy]
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[[Vermont Probate Records]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1807377/waypoints Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1453983/waypoints Vermont, Orange County, Randolph District Probate Records, 1790-1935]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 01:34, 10 October 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection for Orange County, Bradford District contains images of probate estate files from the Supreme Court of Vermont. The files are located at the Division of Public Records in Montpelier. The collection is divided into multiple parts, 1780-1800, 1800-1847, 1800-1810 and 1820-1830.

For a list of records by location, alphabet and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

The collection for Orange County, Randoph District contains images of probate estate files located at the Division of Public Records in Middlesex. Each estate file consists of multiple images.The files are arranged by folder number then name. Folders 1-8 cover 1790-1890, folders 9-30 cover 1800-1840, etc.

For a list of records by location, alphabet and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Vermont, Orange County, Bradford District Estate Files, 1780-1915" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Supreme Court of Vermont. Division of Public Records, Montpelier.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

This collection usually contains the following information:
  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (These are used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near the time of death.)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place of residence
  • The approximate death or probate date
  • The name of the deceased

To search the collection for Randolph District follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "County and District" category
⇒ Select the "Box Number, Name Range and Year Range" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

For example:

  • Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives.
  • Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
  • You may be able to use the probate record to learn about land transactions.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Probate records may provide informationn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Keep in mind that wills are more likely to be found in rural communities than in larger cities and industrial areas.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Access Vermont Genealogy

Related Wiki Articles

Vermont Probate Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.