Georgia Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

Question #1: Some images found when browsing are upside down and backwards (mirror- image). Is there another way to view these images?
Answer #1: These images are available on microfilm which can be ordered and viewed at your local FamilySearch Center. See Ordering Microfilm. If you don’t wish to order the film, rotating the image using the tools bar will allow you to view the image right side up, but the words are still backwards. It is difficult, but not impossible to read the image in this manner. You may try reading the text from a mirror image of your monitor.

Question #2: Can you clarify the records in the browse point Brooks > Wills 1860-1917?
Answer #2: The browse point Brooks > Wills 1860-1917 covers the records from two books – Record of Wills, Book 1 1860-1899 and Record of Wills, Book B 1900-1917 beginning on image 179.

Question #3: I am trying to search the Greene Co., GA Wills 1798-1914, Veal John-Zuber F. folder. There seems to be other records in that waypoint. Can you help me?
Answer #3: In searching this waypoint we find that the breadcrumb path on the menu bar wanders between Greene County Wills 1798-1914 < Veale John-Zuber and Estate Files, Abbott, B C-Allen Jonah. The records for both folders are duplicated in each waypoint. The first images are retakes of poor images from the Estate Files. Beginning at image 24 you will find the Greene County Wills 1798-1914 Veale, John – Zuber , John F. images. They are images 24-582. Images 584-1307 are from Estates 1790-1943 Abbott, Edwin-Allen, Jonah. The images from Alfrend, B. C. to Allen, Jonah do not appear to be online at this time. They could be viewed by ordering film #1765917 (See Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche) in to a local FamilySearch Center for viewing. We recommend you call ahead to verify they have the equipment for viewing the film and their hours of operation.

Question #4: There are cases where the labeling of browse points does not match what those browse points actually contain. Is there a list of the correct labels?
Answer #4: A list of the correct labels according to what we currently know is as follows:

  • Camden > Wills 1795-1932 vol A-D should read Camden > Wills 1795-1932 vol A, C, D. Volume B was burned after the Civil War.
  • Henry > Administration bonds 1835-1893 vol B should read Forsyth > Administration bonds 1835-1893 vol B.
  • Henry > Administration bonds 1870-1937 vol B should read Forsyth > Administration bonds 1870-1937 vol B.

Question #5: The waypoint Murray > Wills 1840-1922, has not been divided into Volumes or Books. Is there a way to narrow the search parameters?
Answer #5: The images can be divided into two Books. Images 1-78 are from Book 1 which covers the years 1840-1872. Images 79-210 are from Book 2 which covers the years 1872-1922.

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    For example: Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975 > Brooks > Bonds 1879-1908 > Image 201 of 352.
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