14 August 2012

A Few Identified Lapeer County Probate Files Online

Since the Lapeer County, Michigan, probate/estate records are not indexed online*, files encountered while searching for targeted files (including targeted file of Rosaltha Farrar #691) online (Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973) were noted below.  *Check FHC Microfilm for index(es)

Sarah Cumming, minor

Confidential material
Images 158, 159,
No actual documents
[This was a targeted file]

Mary Ann McKay, et al, minors

Philena Merritt

Arthur Loomis
Image 820 -826+

Harvey Kellogg

George McCreery

William Bohel

James W. Welby/Waley?, et al; Sarah Phillips, guardian

Sarah Parsons

Eugene Levalley and James Levalley, minors

John Clark

Ebenezer Hough

Orrin Lee

From the "Before the records were online" files:

My research error was discovered while searching for files years ago in the Lapeer Co. Probate office.  A partial list of files "of interest" from Lapeer Co. Probate compiled years ago included those listed below.

File# Name/Year Book/Page Record Type 
735 MOORE, James 1871 1 Deceased
1518 MOORE, Charles Austin 1885 2-295 Deceased
890 MORE, Jas L. 1874 1 Guardian
1572 MORE, Algie G. 1886 2-322 Guardian
1786 MORE, Ward B. 1889 2-430 Deceased
1805 MORE, Mary 1889 2-439 Deceased

I thought for sure that File #735 belonged to "my" James More who died December 1870 in Lapeer Co. It didn't. I was sure that File #1572, Algie G. More, had nothing to do with my family, but looked at it anyway. It did. I thought that Algie's middle name, Gardner, may provide a clue to his ancestry. It did. 

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