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Series J0038 Probated Wills, 1658-1823

Series J2043 Index to Records of Wills and Probates and

Series A3296 State Court of Admiralty Minutes and Case Papers, contain related records and

Series A4699 Testator index to wills recorded in New York City, 1665-1875 and

Series A4700 Testator index to probated wills, 1671-1815, index this series.

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J0043-85: Records are indexed in the following: 1) Berthold Fernow, Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals (New York: 1896; repr. Baltimore: 1967, 1991) (cited as "Vol. I" and "II"); 2) index to testators in front of each volume; 3) William A. D. Eardeley, "Index to Wills of New York State from 1653 to 1815" (typescript, 1941, available at New York Genealogical and Biographical Society library), pp. 72-83.

J0043-92: All but two volumes contain contemporary and/or later indexes to testators. (Some of the contemporary indexes also list executors, who are termed "administrators.")In addition, the records are indexed in the following: 1) series J2043-92 Index to Record of Wills and Probates; 2) Ray C. Sawyer, "Index of New York State Wills, 1662-1850, on File at the Office of the Surrogate for New York County," 2 vols. (typescript, 1931-32); 3) William H. Pelletreau, comp., "Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City [i.e. County] of New York, 1665-1800," Collections of The New-York Historical Society, 25-34 (1892-1901), 36 (1903), 40-41 (1907-08) (includes abstracts and indexes of both probate and non-probate documents);

J0043-92(con.):4) marriage licenses are abstracted and indexed by Kenneth Scott in New York Marriages Previous to 1784; A Reprint of the Original Edition of 1860 with Additions and Corrections (Baltimore: 1984), pp. 573-618; 5) estate inventories are indexed by name of decedent in Kenneth Scott, "Early New York Inventories of Estates," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 53 (1965), 133-38.

Accretion J0043-92 is indexed by Series A4699, Testator index to wills recorded in New York City, 1665-1875.

Series A4700, Testator index to probated wills, 1671-1815, indexes this series.