Happy All Saints Day & Day of the Dead!
Yesterday, we found Samuel Gray’s Wayne County probate record index card.
We’ll start by returning to Family Search’s Wayne County Probate Records, 1797-1973
After scrolling down, past the “packet index 1797 – 1901…” section, you’ll find “probate packets…” section.
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.
Wasn’t that easy? Just find your ancestor’s index card and track down the probate case file.
Feliz Dia De Los Muertos!
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.