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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.


  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.

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

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