Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues
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NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.
Question #1: Blair > Wills 1846-1868 vol A-B appears to be an index. Where can the records be found?
Answer #1: The browse point Blair > Wills 1846-1868 vol A-B is actually the browse point Will and letter index 1846-1980 U-Z; and the browse point Blair > Will and letter index 1846-1980 U-Z is actually the browse point Blair > Wills 1846-1868 vol A-B. The two browse points are transposed.
Question #2: Does Allegheny > Estate index 1788-1971 surname L, first names A-J have missing sections?
Answer #2: The browse point Allegheny > Estate index 1788-1971 surname L, first names A-J does not have missing sections; the sections are out of order:
- Image 6: Table to Locate Names
- Images 7-197: Section 110-560
- Images 200-277: Sections 2000-2033
- Images 285-440: Sections 610-930
- Images 445- 538: Sections 2034-2078
Question #3: Westmoreland appears to be missing records. Where can these records be found?
Answer #3: Two browse points are missing from Westmoreland because the microfilm 1316409 is not digitized:
- Westmoreland > Register's and Orphans' Court record index no date W-Z would originate from Items 1-2: General index W, given names S (continued)-Z General index XYZ, given names A-Z
- Westmoreland > Will index v. 1-2 1772-1918; Wills 1773-1819 v. 1 would originate from Item 3-5: Will index v. 1-2 1772-1918 and Wills 1773-1819 v. 1.
Question #4: Where can I find the records for Bucks > Orphans' Court records 1853-1856 vol 13?
Answer #4: Bucks > Orphans' Court records 1853-1856 vol 13 is not available online or on microfilm.
Question #5: York > Wills 1818-1833 vol O-Q is missing Pages 1 through 41 of book P. Where can I find these records?
Answer #5: These pages are not available; possibly they were lost prior to filming the records.
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