Texas Probate Records
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- Texas, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-2000, ($), index and images, incomplete.
- 1800-1990 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; Images.
- 1858-1955 Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
- 1841-1985 Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
- 1879-2012 Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index and images
Availability[edit | edit source]
Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."
The Family History Library has microfilmed key probate records for about half of the counties in Texas. For example, the library has 55 microfilms of files from Bexar County, including an index to probate minutes (1836-1973), minute books (1837-1913), wills (1865-83), general probate index (1837-74), final records (1837-59), bonds (1848-82), and exhibits (1864-78).
FamilySearch has begun to digitize some of these records:
Records through FamilySearch[edit | edit source]
Probate records are listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under TEXAS, [COUNTY] - PROBATE RECORDS.
Most Texas probate records are well indexed and are on microfilm or in published format at the Family History Library. The files date from the creation of each county to at least 1900 and sometimes to the 1970s.
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