Probate Records Law and Legal Definition

Probate records are records which dispose of a deceased individual's property. When a testament is made, a probate record includes an individual's last will and testament. Information contained in probate record is different in different records. Usually a probate record include: the name of the deceased, the deceased's age at the time of death or birth date, property, members of the family, and the last place of residence. Probate records are indexed by the person's name in the county where s/he died.