United States Probate Inventories

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Inventories are court records in the probate process. An appraiser prepared an inventory that listed the property in the estate and obtained an appraisal of its value. The property list includes both real estate and personal property. In intestate cases the inventory is very important as it may describe the land, tools, slaves, and other personal property at the time of death.

These records are sometimes transribed in the will books or in separate volumes, but the originals may be in the probate packet.

Inventory documents may include real estate, personal property, guardians, conservators, partnerships, minors' estates, appraisals, appraisers warrants, and reports.