“Estate Settlement Research: There’s a Way with or without a Will! by Liz Stratton ” – March 13, 2018

Join us at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio as The Genealogical Surveyor, Liz Stratton, PLCGS presents “Estate Settlement Research: There’s a Way with or without a Will!” Estate settlement records often identify married names of daughters, confirm parentage, and establish migrations. Understand wills and how to get the most information from them. Learn about the estate settlement process and how to research estates even if there is no will. Discover how county boundary changes might affect your research and how to find estate records in print, online, or at the courthouse.

Liz Stratton, PLCGS, specializes in Ohio’s complex land and court records. She lectures and writes on a variety of genealogical topics. Her article “Docket: The Court’s Index” is in the National Genealogical Society Magazine’s October-December 2017 issue. Liz has attended numerous week-long courses including “Law Libraries and Government Documents.” She has completed extensive research in several Ohio counties giving her personal experience with Ohio’s probate court records. Liz serves as Education Director of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and President of the Association of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter.

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