Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FREE Access to Records this Labor Day Weekend

This announcement was made on the Ancestry Facebook page this morning:
Ancestry has launched the largest online collection of wills and probate records in the United States, with more than 170 million pages and searchable records included from all 50 states spread over 337 years (1668-2005). This unprecedented collection launches a new category of records for family history research never before available online at this scale the United States.

Search this new collection for your ancestors today thru September 7th FREE:
 Not only that, but they are including ALL U.S. birth, marriage, and death records FREE.

 UPDATE: Reader Rondie reported that she accessed the new Wills and Probate collection this morning and found a very short and incomplete probate record for the person she was seeking. She poked around a little and found that most of his probate papers were incorrectly indexed under another person's name—the person appearing right before him in the probate book. So, if you don't find the records you are hoping for, browse the images because they may be before or after your relative's indexed file.

1 comment:

  1. Michael John Neill wrote a helpful article on his blog regarding "Thoughts on’s Probate Database". You can read it at