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== Limitations of a will  ==
 
== Limitations of a will  ==
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*Children are not always listed in birth order  
 
*Children are not always listed in birth order  
 
*No every-name index for those listed in the will  
 
*No every-name index for those listed in the will  
*May have a problem with punctuation--Mary Beth, one name or two?
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*May have a problem with punctuation--Mary Beth, one name or two?  
*Sometimes cannot determine the difference between married and middle names
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*Sometimes cannot determine the difference between married and middle names  
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*Relationships may be misleading
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:Uncle/aunt may be spouses
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:Cousin may mean nephew/neice
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:In early wills, son-in-law could mean step son or nephew could mean grandson
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:Brother and sister may mean brother and sister in the gospel
    
== Limitations of probate records ==
 
== Limitations of probate records ==
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