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Index of Will Book # 20 for
1955 – 1960
There is no CD for this Will Book. Copies of wills found in the index
below must be procured from the
See the address and phone number for the Probate Court below.
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
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
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: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~harringtonfamilies/CD-Status.htm or from eBay at: http://stores.ebay.com/Genealogy-and-History-Research-Help. 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
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
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
The address of the