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In this lesson you will understand the civil court system that began in 1858, know how to use indexes to the records, and know how to find a probate record using an index reference.
If you are looking for the probate record or will of your ancestor in England before 1858, you need to understand the court system that probated estates at that time. You need to know how to determine what court to search and how to find indexes to its records in order to determine if your ancestor’s estate was probated. This lesson will instruct you in these three areas. Once you have completed this lesson you will be ready to find a probate document. Part 1 of 3
This course will help you understand the rectangular survey system and the distribution of public lands. You will also learn about state land systems.
This course describes the Public Land Survey System and the methods used by the federal government to place public land into private hands, including the Homestead Act.