The Weekly Topic Challenge enters its sixth week and this week's challenge is:
We currently have 9 questions with the tag probate.
Wills are an especially rich source of names, which is a great way to jumpstart cluster or FAN (friends, associates, neighbors) research. Even something as simple as an entry in the National Probate Index can provide important clues.
Looking back, examples of such questions are:
- What does it mean if a probate index lists a person's record as "Insanity of", instead of "Estate of"?
- What did it mean to come of age in 1684 at Saco (now Maine, USA)?
- Working with browsable images of probate records?
- How to find Indentured Servants in Buffalo, NY or Canada?
We will use a tag of probate for these questions coupled with their asking date so that we know they have been submitted as part of the challenge.
Next week, on 28 Nov, I will tally up the results to see how we did.
We have a few spare challenge topics so I encourage everyone to vote for which we do next at Vote for the next Topic Challenge!