Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and browsable images of probate records from the state of Kentucky. This collection includes wills, bonds, inventories of estates and other records. The current index covers wills from Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell, and Trimble counties.

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What Can I Learn from Kentucky Probate Records?

Some probate records were recorded in books which may have carried many titles, such as:

  • Accounts
  • Administrations
  • Appraisals
  • Minutes
  • Petitions
  • Guardianships
  • Inventories
  • Settlements


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