Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Assisting and educating our members and community in their quest
for genealogical and historical information
Probate Records
Probate records refer to wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived and they are indexed by the name of the testator.
 
There are three types of wills: Attested, Holographic and Nuncupative. The attested will is the most common and is prepared for the testator. A holographic will is written by the testator himself. A nuncupative will is the deathbed wishes of the testator, recorded by a witness present at the bedside. All wills must be witnessed.
 
A person who dies "intestate" dies without a will.
 
An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
 




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August 16
LCGS Monthly Membership Meeting
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

September 15
Tracing Your Hispanic/Latino Family History
Tracing Your Hispanic/Latino Family History

September 17
Free Genealogy Class

September 17
Free Genealogy Class