Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:30 am - Noon
"More Than A Will: Understanding Probate Records"
The Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Trumbull Historical Society are partnering to present noted Connecticut Genealogy speaker, Edwin W. Strickland II and his program "More Than A Will: Understanding Probate Records". The program will begin with a discussion of the records that you find for probate, both the Docket Books and the files. Mr. Strickland will then review the probate process and the records that may be generated, including accounts, wills and the appointment of administrators. He will also cover some of the matters that may be handled by the probate court, including: Guardianship, Mental Competency, Adoptions and Minors' Trusts; Separation and Divorce, and Insolvent Estates. Many of these records can be found through the card catalog at Ancestry.com and the records at FamilySearch.org
Mr. Strickland has been researching genealogy both as an amateur and professionally for 40 years. He teaches and lectures throughout New England.
The Bee is composed of a group of women who meet in the evening of the last Monday of every month. We work on projects (knitting, sewing etc.) or just chat. It's very relaxed. If you can make the meeting, fine, if not there's always next month. And.......we offer tea (or coffee) and cookies.
If you'd like to have your name added to our calling list, send name and email address to the Trumbull Historical Soc. office at (203) 377-6620.