I’m excited to announce the release of three new books to help researchers find their ancestors in Indiana’s Gore.
Dearborn County, Indiana Probate Order Books Abstracts, 1826-1837 includes Books 1 and 2, as well as estates that were re-recorded after the March 1826 courthouse fire in Deed Book CC. Paperback | Ebook
The Probate Order Books contain the daily actions of the Probate Court. Actions include letters of administration (no will) or testamentary (will found), administrator and executor’s bonds, guardianships for minor heirs, partitions of land, estate sales, widow’s dowers, disputes between heirs, lawsuits brought by creditors, and more.
Although the records are online, they have been minimally indexed by Ancestry. The new abstract books include all the estate actions and names, excluding lawyers and court officials.
Two indexes have also been updated to include information from the probate order books:
The 3 new books join a growing number of books on Indiana’s Gore.