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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11550-100731-6?cc=1454946&wc=12953217 WILL]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | written instructions by a person regarding settlement of his affairs after his death
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| style="border:2px solid black" | INTESTATE
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| style="border:2px solid black" | deceased without a will
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11550-101677-19?cc=1454946&wc=12953217 PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | request to the Court for administration of estate of deceased person
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12337-50389-5?cc=1454946&wc=12951752 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | person appointed by Court to direct distribution of estate; not specified in will
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| style="border:2px solid black" | ADMINSTRATRIX
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| style="border:2px solid black" | EXECUTOR
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| style="border:2px solid black" | administrator appointed in will
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12337-54140-12?cc=1454946&wc=12951752 BOND OF ADMINSTRATOR]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | money assurance of validity
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| style="border:2px solid black" | AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
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| style="border:2px solid black" | declaration upon oath
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30541-209-66?cc=1979435&wc=M67C-XTL:263601001,263682401 INVENTORY AND APPRAISAL]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-33060-10930-33?cc=1910364&wc=M9HM-PFS:n674775024 LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP]
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| style="border:2px solid black" | Court given authority to care for another person
 
   
 
   
  
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington_County_Probate_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Account of Administrator (partial)]
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[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-30540-8620-24?cc=1979435&wc=MM1X-527:n568823336 Case File, 1891 (images 1-43; various documents)]
 
 
 
'''Most probate records include'''
 
 
 
*Name of the deceased
 
*Death date
 
*Death place
 
*Residence
 
*Heirs (these are usually family members)
 
*Executor
 
*Witnesses
 
*Court where the estate was probated
 
*Court location
 
*Court date of probate
 
 
 
'''Genealogical Facts in Probate Case Files'''
 
 
 
*Name of testator or deceased
 
*Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Residence of testator
 
*Lists of belongings, property, and so forth
 
*Various documents
 
*Recording dates
 
*Sometimes the date of death
 
 
 
'''Genealogical Facts in Bequeath Statement or Will'''
 
 
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Date of will
 
*Heirs and relationships
 
*Witnesses
 
 
 
"Genealogical Facts in Petition"
 
 
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Name and location of Court
 
*Date of court probate
 
*Name of petitioner
 
 
 
"Genealogical Facts in Probate Publication Statement"
 
 
 
*Name and location of court
 
*Public notice of probate statement
 
*Date of recording with court
 
 
 
"Genealogical Facts in Witness Statement"
 
 
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Name and residence of witness
 
*Date will witnessed
 
 
 
'''Genealogical Facts in Petition for Administratrix'''
 
 
 
*Name of court
 
*Name of and residence of applicant
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Death date and place
 
*Heirs
 
*Property of deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Name of Court
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Death date
 
*Name of heir and relationship to deceased
 
*Date of probate filing
 
*Date of probate court
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 13:19, 1 April 2014

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Probate Courts[edit | edit source]

In the territorial era, probate courts were established in each county to keep records of wills, bonds, orders, and the administrations of estates. When the superior courts succeeded the probate courts in 1891, all of the records of the clerks of the probate courts were transferred to the county clerk in each courthouse. Some probates were filed in the superior court.

The Family History Library has acquired copies of probate records for a few counties in Washington. However, they are also available at the various county courthouses, or the county may have transferred early records to the Washington State Archives at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

CLICK LINKS TO SEE SAMPLE DOCUMENTS
LINKS DEFINITIONS
WILL written instructions by a person regarding settlement of his affairs after his death
INTESTATE deceased without a will
PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL request to the Court for administration of estate of deceased person
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION person appointed by Court to direct distribution of estate; not specified in will
ADMINSTRATRIX female administrator
EXECUTOR administrator appointed in will
BOND OF ADMINSTRATOR money assurance of validity
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION declaration upon oath
INVENTORY AND APPRAISAL
LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP Court given authority to care for another person



References[edit | edit source]

Washington Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

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