FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ohio Tasks-FamilySearch Probate Records

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Description

The purpose of this task is to add any historical probate records for Ohio counties found on FamilySearch Historical Records.

This task is an intermediate task and requires some knowledge about or experience with writing in wikitext.

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To Print:

  • Go to the top right-hand corner of the page within the the white area.
  • Locate the word Print or the icon of a printer. Click on the icon.
  • Print.

Instructions

1. Not all counties have records included in this task. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit.

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign-up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

3. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

4. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

5. Click on the Probate section in the Contents.

6. On the right side of the heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Editing of that section.

7. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

8. Copy and paste the following record in chronological(date) order with what records are already on that page. If there are no other records in this section, place your cursor so that it is under the under the ==== Probate ==== then hit enter on you keyboard so there is a blank line before adding these records. If there are other records here, make sure to place your cursor where you want these to appear so they will end up in Chronological Order.

:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>

9. Hit enter on your keyboard.

10. IF you are working in Cuyahoga County - also add this under the Probate Section in Chronological order:

:*'''1813–1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1837736|Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1917}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. The collection consists of case files of the Probate Dockets from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland. The files are arranged by docket number and case number. The earliest records are designated Common Plea (before the formation of the Probate Court). The Probate Dockets began alphabetically, A through P, and changed to numeric listing beginning with 17 (replacing Q, the 17th letter). This collection is being published as images become available. Currently, (September 2012) this collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. <br>


11. IF you are working in Jefferson County - also add this under the Probate Section in Chronological order:

:*'''1790–1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1935519|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1940}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available. Currently, (September 2012) the collection includes Probate records from 1797 to 1940, and is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. <br>


12. IF you are working in Montgomery County - also add this under the Probate Section in Chronological order:

:*'''1850–1900''' - {{RecordSearch|191617|Ohio, Montgomery County, Probate Estate Files, 1850-1900}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Images of probate estate files from the Montgomery County Records Center and Archive in Dayton, Ohio. Usually the files are chronological and have a case file number. This collection is being published as images become available.<br>


13. Hit enter on your keyboard.

14. In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page put: Adding Probate records from Historical Records Collection

15. Click on the Save Page button.

  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.


16. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

17. Also, report your finished task on the Ohio FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

Section Example

Probate

  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.

Assignment Chart

Remember NOT all counties have records included in this task. If you are accepting this task:

1. Sign in to the wiki at the upper right-hand corner of this page. Use your FamilySearch account username and password.
2. Open the Assignment Chart for editing by clicking on the check mark in the box at the right opposite the Assignment Table heading.
3. Place your cursor in the box under the heading Name/Date Task Accepted and opposite your county of choice.
4. Type 4 tildes (~). This symbol is located on the upper left-hand part of your keyboard, next to the number 1. The ~~~~ is an electronic signature and will leave your user name and date when you signed.
5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams County for adding FamilySearch Vital Records".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. You are now signed up to complete this task.
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If you are completing this task:

  • Follow the same instructions as accepting the task, except place your cursor in the correct county box under the heading Date Completed. Change your summary sentence to something like, "Completed Adams County for societies."
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Allen Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ashland Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ashtabula Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Athens Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Auglaize Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Belmont Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Brown Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Butler Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Champaign Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Clark Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Clermont Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Columbiana Lowfiv 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Coshocton Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Cuyahoga Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Darke Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Defiance Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Erie Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Fairfield Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Fulton Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Gallia Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Geauga Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Greene Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Guernsey Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Hancock Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Hardin Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Henry Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Highland Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Hocking Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Holmes Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Huron Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Jackson

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Jefferson Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Knox Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Lake Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Licking Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Logan Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Lorain Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Lucas Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Madison Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Marion Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Medina Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Meigs Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Mercer Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Miami Lowfiv 20:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Monroe Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Morrow Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Muskingum Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Noble Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ottawa Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Paulding Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Perry Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Pickaway Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Pike Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Portage Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Preble Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Putnam Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Richland Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ross Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Sandusky Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Scioto Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Seneca Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Stark Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Summit Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Trumbull Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Tuscarawas Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Union Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Van Wert Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Vinton Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Warren Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Washington Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Wayne Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Williams Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Wood Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Wyandot Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 16:33, 5 June 2013 (UTC)