Program Speaker: Debbie Wilson Smyth
Program Topic: Researching Probate Records: Looking beyond the Will
A Last Will and Testament offers a rich resource of information for genealogical purposes. But the will is only the beginning of the records that may be available and of value to the genealogist. Even if the decedent failed to leave a will, there may be other estate records to assist in your research. This presentation provides an overview of the probate process and the records that may be created after a person’s death.
This will be a Hybrid Meeting and you are welcome to attend in person in room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library or you can continue to attend virtually using a Zoom Link. If you are not sure if you can attend in person, register for the Zoom Link, you can still come in person.
Debbie Wilson Smyth has been researching her family since 1993 and holds a Certificate in the Genealogical Research program from Boston University. As the owner of Oak Trails Genealogy Services, LLC, she provides professional genealogical services in research, education, consultation, and speaking. Her research focuses on midwestern and southern states, methodology, lineage society applications, and DNA. Debbie is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogy Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.
4:30 PM - Meet and Greet, Short presentation of future programs and activities
5:00 PM - Debbie Wilson Smyth presents the Topic