(US) New England Historic Genealogical Society Free Access to Probate Records Through April 25 #usa
Jan Meisels Allen
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering free access to
their 32 probate related databases through April 25,2017 midnight Eastern
Time zone. You are required to register as a free guest member on American
Ancestors. Go to: https://www.americanancestors.org/features/probate
and click on "sign up for access". These databases are >from early American
times for New England colonies and states and New Brunswick, Canada.
Probate records are legal documents that explain how an individual's estate
is distributed to heirs, dependents and creditors. These records may have
genealogical information such as spouse, children and others mentioned in
the records. Probate records give a good insight about your ancestor's
life. To access these records go to:
When you put in the name you are searching, on the results window on the
left side there is a menu of collections. Click on Court, Land and Probate
records. If you try to access any premium database other than probate you
will be directed to become a member, which requires payment.
There is also a free webinar using probate records on their website by the
chief genealogist at NEHGS, David Allen Lambert. You can click on it from
the above mentioned website or access it directly at:
I have no affiliation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen,
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee