Land and No Will and No Probate

If your landowning ancestor has no probate, consider the following:

  • the land was sold before the death–check land records
  • the land was transferred after the death by the family without court action–check land records
  • there was a partition suit–check non-probate court land records
  • nothing was done until the surviving spouse died–check land records
  • there was no land–check property tax records to confirm this

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