HGF - Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers

  • Sat, April 10, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

Houston Genealogical Forum presents: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
A Presentation by Terri Flack

Probate is a process in which every step creates potentially useful records. From wills to scraps of papers in probate packets to probate minutes to court proceedings to newspaper announcements, these records can provide a wealth of information that can help you solve your thorniest problems. Identifying heirs and establishing relationships are just the beginning. Teri will provide an overview of the steps in the probate process, both testate and intestate proceedings, including an examination of the various documents that may be found. Case studies will demonstrate how genealogists can use probate and estate records to find answers.

Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A., a 6th generation Texan, has been researching her family history for over 40 years. Her current volunteer efforts focus on preserving records and ensuring their accessibility to researchers. She is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society, chairing the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serving as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She is a volunteer archivist for the Texas State Archives currently processing Galveston County records. Teri also serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Travis County Historical Commission. She served FGS as interim President, Vice President of Administration, and Director.

HGF is no longer meeting in-person for monthly meetings but provides speakers in a webinar format free of charge to HGF members. Go to to register for the webinar. Membership is $25/individuals and $35/family of 2, January-December.

This event is offered by the Houston Genealogical Forum. Please direct questions to

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