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Monday, May 6, 2013

The Value of Minute Books to Genealogists and Historians

The Minute Books kept by chancery, probate and inferior courts contain gobs of personal information about the residents. Generally, this is where the county's business is recorded, such as those appointed to build roads, probate transactions and the like. If you really want a taste of the era and personable transactions of residents, this is where to look. When other probate books did not survive, the minute books should be examined to discover recordings of estates and wills.

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