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Indexes to out-of-state resident wills and letters of administration

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of an index to Series B0081, Letters of administration and wills of out-of state residences. Volume one lists the documents by filing date and includes entry number, decedent name, name of administrator, county, and document filing date. An alphabetical index at the fore of the volume matches the decedent's name to its entry list number. Other volumes are straight alphabetical indexes showing decedent name, residence, will or letter of administration and filing date.
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Quantity:
2 cu. ft. (4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1823-1853, 1880-1930
Series Number:
B0083

Arrangement

Alphabetical by decedent's last name (initial) and therein chronological by filing date.

Scope and Content Note

The series indexes letters of administration and wills pertaining to Chapter 70 of the Laws of 1823 and section 2503 of the Code of Civil Procedure, which required that such documents probated in the Surrogate Court be filed with the Secretary of State.

Volume one lists the documents by filing date. The list shows entry number, decedent name, name of administrator (or "copy of will"), county, and document filing date. An alphabetical index at the fore of the volume matches the decedent's name to its entry list number. The other three volumes are straight alphabetical indexes. They show decedent name, place of residence, nature of the paper (will or letter of administration), filing date, and a box/paper reference (obsolete). Each of these three volumes is a complete alphabetical range. Names are placed alphabetically by the first letter of the decedent's last name, and therein chronologically by document filing date.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0081, Letters of Administration and Copies of Wills of Out-of-State Residents, is partially indexed by these volumes (through 1930).

Other finding aids

Volume list.

Custodial History

The series was originally transferred to the State Library by the Dept. of State in 1948.

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