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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
This collection contains probate records and estate files, for the years 1887 to 2008, from Oklahoma counties. The content and time period varies by county.  
 
This collection contains probate records and estate files, for the years 1887 to 2008, from Oklahoma counties. The content and time period varies by county.  
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
===To Browse This Collection===
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
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*Residence of testator  
 
*Residence of testator  
 
*Document and recording dates (Used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will is often written near time of death)
 
*Document and recording dates (Used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will is often written near time of death)
 
 
== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 1 7073267_31.jpg|1945 Probate page 1
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 1 7073267_31.jpg|Probate page 1
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 2 7073267_32.jpg|1945 Probate page 2
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 2 7073267_32.jpg|Probate page 2
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 3 7073267_32.jpg|1945 Probate page 3
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 3 7073267_32.jpg|Probate page 3
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 4 7073267_33.jpg|1945 Probate page 4  
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 4 7073267_33.jpg|Probate page 4  
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 5 7073267_33.jpg|1945 Probate page 5
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 5 7073267_33.jpg|Probate page 5
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Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 6 7073267_34.jpg|1945 Probate page 6
Image:Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008 DB (12-0639) Probate page 6 7073267_34.jpg|Probate page 6
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
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*The approximate death or probate date  
 
*The approximate death or probate date  
 
*The place of death
 
*The place of death
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2063710|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2063710|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
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# Select the '''County'''
 
# Select the '''Volume Title and Year''' to view the images.
 
# Select the '''Volume Title and Year''' to view the images.
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008].  Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008].  Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
 
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
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*Add any new information to your records
 
*Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives  
 
*Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives  
 
*Use the will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate  
 
*Use the will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images   
 
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images   
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Oklahoma, United States Genealogy|Oklahoma]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Oklahoma, United States Genealogy|Oklahoma]].
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Probate Records]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:Oklahoma|Oklahoma Guided Research]]
 
* [[GuidedResearch:Oklahoma|Oklahoma Guided Research]]
 
* [[Oklahoma Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Oklahoma Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Oklahoma Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Oklahoma Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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== Known Issues ==
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Oklahoma Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Location of Oklahoma
Record Description
Record Type Probate
Collection years 1887-2008
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains probate records and estate files, for the years 1887 to 2008, from Oklahoma counties. The content and time period varies by county.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Oklahoma, Probate Records, 1887-2008.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Probate records include petitions, inventories, accounts, decrees and other court documents.

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Document and recording dates (Used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will is often written near time of death)

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate death or probate date
  • The place of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Volume Title and Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • Use the will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years
  • Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oklahoma.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.