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What Happens After Death: Finding and Using Probate Records


Wills and probate records can offer a wealth of information for family historians, but finding your ancestor in these court records and deciphering historic legal jargon can be challenging. Join practicing attorney David Singleton for an introduction to using probate records in your research!

*Please note that there will be no legal advice given during this talk. The purpose of this presentation is solely to provide historical context as well as a general understanding of legal terms.

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David Singleton is an associate attorney in Fort Wayne, Indiana with Blackburn Romey. He graduated with highest honors from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. David has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a division of Thomson Reuters®, and has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 civil plaintiff attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers organization. David conducts motion and appellate practice for Blackburn Romey’s Fort Wayne and South Bend offices and also handles case files in litigation. He has successfully argued on behalf of clients before numerous Indiana trial courts and the Indiana Court of Appeals. David is admitted to practice law before all Indiana state courts, the United States District Courts for Indiana’s Northern and Southern Districts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. https://www.blackburnromey.com/

Handout: https://static.libnet.info/frontend-images/pdfs/acpl/Genealogy/Handout_What_Happens_After_Death_Finding_and_Using_Probate_Records.pdf


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