Friday, July 20, 2007

New Online Book in Society's Special Publications Section Deals with Probate Records

The Itawamba Historical Society has added the book, Itawamba County Chancery Court Records Index: 1836-1900 to the society’s special publications section online. This excellent 103-page resource in PDF format, edited by Terry Thornton of Fulton is a valuable resource for Itawamba County research. For years, the only listing of the probate packets found in the Itawamba Chancery Court Clerk’s office was a copy of pages from early issues of Itawamba Settlers quarterly, where, over a period of several issues, the probate packets were listed. However this early list was not in alphabetical order. Now surnames can be researched quite easily. This is the second book by Terry Thornton the society has published online. The society would like to thank him for the hard work and generosity of supplying this much needed resource to the research community.

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