Butler County Estate Index
This estate index of Butler County, covering the years of 1800-1910, has been compiled from the estate index at the Butler County Courthouse. No claim is made to this index being a complete compilation of all estates in Butler County during those years, but it should have most of them that are available. This work has not been proofread. It is being posted here merely as an aid to give one direction in the search for their ancestors.
If there is a will it will be included in the estate papers. But there can still be estate papers for people who left no will. Estate papers include appraisals of goods, personal property, and real estate owned by the deceased. A disbursement page is normally included in the estate and may name the heirs.
These records are now online at www.familysearch.org. Choose United States under the Browse by Location section. Then scroll down and choose Pennsylvania. When that page opens, click on Browse through 3,197,552 images. That will open a page that allows you to choose Butler County. You will see the Butler County Orphans Court and Probate records files. The index posted here should help guide you in finding the estate file you are looking for.
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