Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wills are important to Genealogy Researchers

Ideally. we should locate a copy of our ancestor's original last will and testament to see what he had to say That is, who got the homeplace or plantation, where it was located, and the inventory taken of the estate. However, most old originals are lost. Therefore, we have to rely upon the clerk's (of the county where the will was probated) entry of the will in his own handwriting. The wills for the State of Georgia are being digitized and put online at Georgia Pioneers To see what each county has available, click on one of the counties on the left hand side of the page. Also, Virginia Pioneers is adding digital copies of old wills.

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