At the Family History Library in Salt Lake City I will search the Probate record index microfilm for your individual’s name, in the USA county of your choice, and scan the index entries for your individual’s name.
After you see what is on the index, for your name, you may wish to place a custom order, for copies of the actual Probate records, if they are available. Some individuals have many pages of probate records and others have only a few. So, copying the actual records will need to be a custom order with the cost based on the number of pages.
Usually I am available to go to the Family History Library on Monday-Wednesday, sometimes on Friday. You can expect a turnaround time of one week or less, unless there are unexpected problems.
Scanning microfilm documents is not as simple as scanning papers. There are a number of adjustments that may need to be made like straightening the page, zooming in or out, adjusting the focus, or brightness, or contrast.
Sometimes the page is bright in the center and dark in the corners. If scanned like it is, the corners are too dark to read when the center is right. If this is the case, I will provide two scanned images, one dark enough that the center can be read and the other light enough that the corners can be read.
Your scan will include the whole page. This way you will have all column headings and page numbers that appear on the page. You should be able to zoom in as needed to increase the size of the letters, using your photo editing software.
Because of copyright law, this offer is only for unpublished records like – court records, and so on. This offer is not for look-ups in published books that are on microfilm at the FHL.
“Found” means the entry was found for the name in the index, which I will scan for you.
“Not found” means the person was not listed in the index.