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

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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).

April 3
YouTube for Genealogy Education
Presenter Dottie Baugh 

April 3
Round Table
10 Top Tips for Beginning German Genealogy (YouTube) Lisa Louise Cooke interview's Katherine Schober

April 4
Manatee Genealogical Society Creating Google Earth Tours
Creating Google Earth Tours               In Person & Zoom Google Earth Tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives.  This ...

April 5
Board Meeting