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Index of Will Book # 20 for Monroe County, Ohio

1955 – 1960


There is no CD for this Will Book.  Copies of wills found in the index

below must be procured from the Monroe County, Ohio Probate Court.

See the address and phone number for the Probate Court below.


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          Did your ancestor leave a will?  Did someone else leave a will in which one of your ancestors was a beneficiary or was mentioned?  Are you interested in discovering the distribution of your ancestors property?  Are you interested in who was mentioned in an ancestral will?  How can you find answers to these and many more family-history questions?  Many of the answers are available in the wills that are on file in the records room of the Monroe County, Ohio Probate Court in Woodsfield, Ohio.

          There are about 50 will books in the record room of the Monroe County, Ohio Probate Court.  Each is chock-full of wills, records of will probates, legal cases of heirs contesting wills, court actions to introduce wills that had not been registered before the will -maker died, and much more.  You have two options for investigating these wills.  1) Go to the Probate Court record room located in the Monroe County Court House in Woodsfield, Ohio and search the original will books.  2) Buy a CD copy of the will book that contains the will(s) that you are interested in researching.

          Whichever route you choose, you can make your search much more fruitful if you first research the indices of the will books.  First select a will book that is near the date of death of the person whose will you wish to investigate.  Don’t give up if you do not find the will you are seeking in the book containing the date of death of the person.  Remember that wills were frequently registered with the court years prior to the person’s death.  So, look in books that preceded the persons date of death by several years.  Also remember that many wills were made and not registered with the court.  These wills may have been kept at home or given to someone for safe keeping.  The will may then have been introduced following the death of the will-maker.  In these cases, it is wise to search will books for years that followed the person’s death.  So be sure to search the index of will books both before and after the person died.

          Each of the will books found in the court house has several hundred pages.  They are too large to be placed on this website.   So, each will book that was made between the period 1867 – 1969 (will books #1 through #23) has been made into a compact disk (CD).  CDs of these will books are available either from this website at:  or from eBay at:   The indices of will books #1 through #23 have also been placed on this website so that researchers can more easily locate will books that contain wills of specific members of their research. 

Will books that were made between the period 1969 – 1992 (will books #24 through #38) have not been made into CDs but the indices of these will books have been photographed and placed on this website.  The index below is one of these.  Therefore, the indices of will books #1 through #38 (1867 through 1992) are available on this website.

Be sure to search the indices for the will you need.  This will identify the specific will book or will book CD that you will need to access. Click here to go to a complete list of indices for all will books #1 through #38 (1867 through 1992).

          The table below is the index for Will Book #20.  You can consult the index below to determine if Will Book #20 contains a will that you might be interested in.   Will Book #20 has not been put on a CD, however.  You will need to contact the Monroe County, Ohio, Probate Court in Woodsfield, Ohio for a copy.  The address and phone number of the Monroe County, Ohio, Probate Court is given at the bottom of this page.

          To use the index below, click on the first letter of the surname that you are seeking.  This will take you to a photograph of an index page found in Will Book #20 that contains all of the Wills of people with surnames beginning with that letter.




Index for Will Book #20


Index for Surnames

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The author of CDs found on this website can be contacted at:  Richard Harrington, 9517 Mount Vernon Landing, Alexandria, VA, 22309; telephone 703/780-9109; e-mail

The address of the Monroe County Probate Court is: Monroe County Probate Court, Court House, 101 North Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio  43793; Telephone 740/472-1654; There is no e-mail address


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