Ohio Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

Question #1: I am having trouble searching Wills in Athens County. Are there browse points in Athens County that have been mislabeled?
Answer #1: The browse point Wills 1820-1828 Vol 1A contains Wills Vol 1B 1820-1821

Question #2: The records in the waypoint Belmont County > Probate Records, 1859, no. 4306-4387 don’t seem to match the label. Where can I find these records?
Answer #2: The waypoint labeled Probate Records 1859 no 4388, has the images from folders no. 4306-4387 in images 1-2987. Images 2988-3040 are from folder no. 4388. The waypoint labeled no. 4306-4387 has additional images from folder 4388.

Question #3: I see instances where pages are missing when I am searching these records. Can these pages be viewed somewhere else?
Answer #3: Some pages were missed when the film was digitized. Until the problem is corrected, films can be ordered (See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche) and viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you. Other images were missed by the camera operator, were missing, or have been destroyed. FamilySearch is not in possession of these images.

  • Franklin > Wills index 1805-1905 pages 402-403 are missing and not available on FamilySearch.

Question #4: There appear to be some records missing from Guernsey and Hocking Counties in this collection. Are these records available for viewing?
Answer #4: The images contained on film number 2209810 (Guernsey County, Ohio) as well as film numbers 1289454 and 2318125 (Hocking County, Ohio) are not included in this collection due to contract issues. These films can be ordered into a FamilySearch Center for viewing. For instructions on ordering the films please see: Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche.

Question #5: The images in the browse point Lucas > Estates 1871-1875 vol 5-6 are very light and almost illegible. Are there better images available?
Answer #5: Though these images are poor they are the best we have available. The microfilm is poor quality and is very light as well.

Question #6: Can you identify the dates in the browse point Medina > Will index no date?
Answer #6: The records in this browse point appear to be another handwritten copy of the index in the browse point Medina > Wills 1847-1862 vol A.

Question #7: I am seeing multiple records on an image. How can these be used?
Answer #7: At the waypoint Montgomery > Estates 1854-1855 no 2671-2696 there were multiple records filmed on image 188 containing folders from 2675-2677. These are all readable by zooming in. They can also be saved to your personal computer and managed through an image viewer program of your choice.

Question #8: The browse point Portage > Journals 1883-1885 vol 13-14 displays records for Lucas County, Estate records v. 1-2 1852-1865. Where can I find the correct images?
Answer #8: The records for Lucas County, Estate records v. 1-2 1852-1865 (Film 865038) are also found in Lucas > Estates 1852-1865 vol 1-2. . Apparently, there is a mix-up with the digital images and the correct film. Until this problem is resolved, you will have to order Film 891389.

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  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.   
    For example: Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996 > Adams > Journals 1914-1920 vol 3-4 > Image 66 of 726.
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