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Task

Wiki Project Pennsylvania Tasks - Probate: Ancestry Task

Description

To locate pertinent probate records (estate, wills, etc.) databases on Ancestry.com and add them to the Probate Records heading.

Instructions

1. Search Ancestry.com (AncestryInstitution.com)

2. From the list on the left, search for any statewide or partial statewide databases that might apply to your county for probate, estate, or wills.

3. If you locate any databases that apply, list the databases under the Online Probate Records heading in chronological and then alphabetical order in the following manner:

:* '''1729-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2042 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Probate Index, 1729-1850] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] - ($), Taken from Fulton, Eleanore Jane. "An Index to the Will books and Intestate records of lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1850." Lancaster, PA, USA: Fulton and Mylin, 1936.<br>


4. From the list to the right of the webpage Ancestry.com (AncestryInstitution.com), click on the county you are working on. Probate, wills, and estate databases are hidden under, "Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills". There are not very many probate records online so there may not be any listed for your county.

5. If there are any probate, wills or estate records databases for this county on Ancestry, list the databases under the Probate Records heading in chronological and then alphabetical order using the example in number 3.

6. You can list any other helpful info about the database after the $ in the entry (such as, not complete, index only, etc.).

7. If there are dates listed in the title of the database, repeat the dates just after the bullet in bold. Make sure to use the N–dash between the dates and anytime it is used in wiki text. The N–dash is made by holding the alt key and typing 0150

Example

:* '''1729-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2042 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Probate Index, 1729-1850] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] - ($), Taken from Fulton, Eleanore Jane. "An Index to the Will books and Intestate records of lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1850." Lancaster, PA, USA: Fulton and Mylin, 1936.<br>