Vietnam Probate Records
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Inheritance, Land and Tax Records
Research use: Provides linking information for family relationships.
Record type: Wills, inventories, distribution of estates, property transfers.
Time Period: 1500-present.
Content: Names of individuals, their parents, children and grandchildren, dates, relationships, sometimes places of events, race, civil status, clan affiliations, land holders’ and renters’ names, taxes and rent paid, dates of land transfer, residence, land descriptions, fathers’ names and sometimes names of several generations of ancestors; date and mode of land acquisition (from a parent or grandparent, by dowry, or division).
Location: National Archives, local courts and municipal archives.
Population coverage: 5%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Vietnam,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.