Wayne County Probate Records on Family Search – Part 2

Happy All Saints Day & Day of the Dead!

Yesterday, we found Samuel Gray’s Wayne County probate record index card.

Samuel Gray
Today, we’ll find his probate record.

We’ll start by returning to Family Search’s Wayne County Probate Records, 1797-1973

Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 > Wayne

After scrolling down, past the “packet index 1797 – 1901…” section, you’ll find “probate packets…” section.

probate pk

This is where the case number comes in handy. Samuel’s probate index card lists his case number as 192. We click on “Probate Packets 1819-1821 no 191-221” and find scroll until we find probate case #192, which starts on image 57.

sg probate

"Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29006-9076-59?cc=2013878&wc=MCK7-JNL:376683801,376933101 : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Wayne > Probate packets 1819-1821 no 191-221 > image 58 of 1053.

“Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29006-9076-59?cc=2013878&wc=MCK7-JNL:376683801,376933101 : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Wayne > Probate packets 1819-1821 no 191-221 > image 58 of 1053.

Wasn’t that easy? Just find your ancestor’s index card and track down the probate case file.

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos!
Deidre Erin

 
*****Update*****
A hand full of probate indexes & packets are missing along with any probate packet numbered higher than 16980 (1891).

The probate indexes missing:
Packet index 1797-1901 – Cro – Cru
Packet index 1797-1901 – Lom – Millard, J
Packet index 1797-1901 – Williams, U – Z

The full Wayne County index and probate records up to 1901 are on microfilm at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing, MI.

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