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31 January 2013

She Wouldn't Have a Probate File

Never assume that a relative would not have had a probate file. A relative of mine had an estate opened for them after their death in the 1920s only because there was a $50 savings bond in her name that had to be sold.

The records still listed all the heirs and their county of residence at the time of her death.

4 comments:

  1. Great. Would love it if SC didn't have most of their records destroyed during the civil war. Probate records are not an option for most of us in the lowcountry.

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  2. What is a probate record? What was it used for?

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    1. A probate record is the record of how assets of a deceased person are settled, bills paid, disbursements made to heirs, etc.

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