The following was written by the Alabama Genealogical Society:
From eleven microfilm reels AGS member Caroline Horton has finished transcribing a twenty-five page index of 556 Walker County Probate Court estate case files. The addition of these records brings a total of 57,322 searchable names in the index culled from loose court papers of twenty-three Alabama counties.
Her computer file copy yielded 1,009 primary names keyed on the decedents as well as estate administrators. Supplemental index-keys are included to cover variations in name spelling and to enhance the optional use of wild-card searches. Legatees are included in the records. As with the other entries in the LRPW database, a found record will also report the probate date range of each case and the reference number of the film reel available at the Alabama Dept. of Archives & History in Montgomery and FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
To read more about the LRPW project and to search the database visit www.lrp.algensoc.org.
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