When reviewing the research I’ve done on my 4th great grandfather, I realized that my citation for his probate was incomplete. GASP!
Not a big surprise to me. My earlier research attempts were a bit slapdash. I also haven’t spent a ton of time of this one line, but that changes this year. If I had stopped at the initial search of Ancestry’s “Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998” collection, I would only have a part of the story.
A case study follows for why we should conduct a reasonably exhaustive search and a few tips for digging below the surface of online collections.Continue reading Reasonably Exhaustive Search for George’s Probate