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WikiProject New York Gotoarrow.png Progress Chart Gotoarrow.png Tasks - Probate: Cyndi’s List

Description[edit | edit source]

To locate pertinent probate records databases on Cyndi's List and add them to the Probate Records heading.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. To locate available probate, wills, or estate records, go to and click on “Categories.” On the Categories page, select New York which is under the heading “United States.” Select “Counties” and then the appropriate County. Choose “Wills & Probate” from the “Category Index” on the County page.

2. If there is no "Wills & Probate" listed under the county, there is nothing available on Cyndi's List and you are now done with the task.

3. If there is a "Wills & Probate" title listed, click on the link and determine:

a. If the link works. If it doesn't do not include.
b. Examine the information in the database to see if it is worth listing on the wiki. It will be your decision as to if it is worthwhile to list the database.

4. If the database looks helpful, list the database in chronological and then alphabetical order (if there are other databases on the county page) in the following manner(this is a land record example, because there appears to be no probate records on the county level in Cyndi's List):

:*'''1804-1824''' - Livsey, Karen E. ''Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991. Digital version at [ Ancestry] ($).<br>

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

6. 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[edit | edit source]

No county probate databases have been found on Cyndi's List at this time.