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==Online Resources ==
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California, Wills and Probate Records, 1782-1999], ($), index and images, incomplete.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28961 Early California Wills], ($).
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*1782 – 1999 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639  California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*1833 – 1991 {{RecordSearch|1999181| California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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== References  ==
 
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''[[California]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2003.  
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''[[California Genealogy|California]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2003.  
  
 
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
 
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
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Latest revision as of 19:13, 15 March 2017

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Probate Records

Online Resources

History

The earliest probate records in California were kept by the probate courts in each county. Since 1879 the superior court in each county has held the jurisdiction over probate matters. The county clerk is usually the custodian of these records.

Availability

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk.

Many records of Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Nevada, Sonoma, and Sutter counties are at the California State Archives. The Family History Library has copies of some probate records, including 33,000 wills filed in San Francisco between 1906 and 1922 on 127 microfilms.

References

California Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2003.

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.