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Links to Probate-related Topics

Analyzing Probate · Probate Limitations · Probate Process
 · Glossary of Probate Terms · Wills · United States Probate Records

Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations.

Jurisdictions

The court administrator of the district court in each county keeps the probate records.

Many Minnesota counties have sent their older records to the State Archives Collection at the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Family History Library is acquiring microfilm copies of these records on a county-by-county basis. For more probate records, check the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – PROBATE RECORDS