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16 June 2013

Disbursements Make a Difference

Have you paid close attention to those accountings in the estate records of your ancestor that may list to whom payments were made from the estate? Payments made well after the person's death may indicate that some initial heirs have died and that their heirs have split the shares. These subsequent payments could be clues as to when heirs of the deceased died and who their heirs were.

1 comment:

  1. Deed records can offer clues to younger generations as well. Often names of husbands will be given. Addresses of the parties involved may be shown as well.