Rensselaer County
Wills and Probate Files

In the tables below, the "Years covered" column refers to the year in which wills or probate files were recorded; the wills could have been written years or even decades earlier. The dates covered by the will books and the probate files do overlap. In the third column, the LDS Church's Family History Library microfilm number is also offered, for your convenience in ordering the original of your ancestor's will or probate record.

Probate records appear in the Surrogate Court "files". These files include probate records for people who died intestate as well as for people who died testate, and yet often the will itself is not in the "file" and must be obtained separately, from the will volumes in the "Will Books" list. The size of a probate "file" varies tremendously; some may have only a tiny receipt, and others may run to well over 100 pages; it is worth bearing this in mind when placing an order for someone else to copy for a fee an entire file that you have not seen.

In the "Will Books" table below, those will volumes that have a hyperlink have been indexed by Sampubco, and researchers may view the indexes for free at the Sampubco website, http://www.sampubco.com. Copies of wills can be ordered from Sampubco for a fee.


Will Indexes
Letters coveredYears coveredMicrofilm No.
A-Z1794-1873550660
A-Z1874-1881550661
A-K1881-1916550686
L-Z1881-1916551893

Will Books
VolumeYears coveredMicrofilm No.
1A1791-18071531541
1B1802-1807549907
21807-1815549907
31807-1811549908
41811-1814549908
51814-1817549909
61817-1822549909
71822-1827549910
81823-1827549911
91827-1829549912
101829-1832549912
111829-1832549912
121829-1834549913
131829-1837549913
141829-1837549913
151829-1834549914
161830-1858549914
171830-1858549914
181834-1836550013
19 1834-1845550013
201834-1845550013
211836-1840550014
221836-1837550014
231836-1840550014
241836-1838550015
251837-1842550016
261838-1840550016
271839-1846550017
281840-1841550017
291840-1847550018
301840-1847550018
311841-1842550019
321841-1847550019
331842-1843550019
341843-1845550020
351843-1860550020
361843-1853550021
371845-1849550022
381845-1849550022
391845-1849550023
401845-1849550023
411849-1852549915
421848-1854550023
431849-1855549915
441853-1858549916
451853-1856549916
46-471854-1862549917
48-491856-1863549918
50-511856-1859549919
52, 541858-1861549920
531859-1860550685
55-561848-1871549921
57-581860-1880549922
59-601861-1865549923
61-621862-1867549924
63-641863-1866549925
65-661865-1868550366
671866-1870550367
68-691866-1869550368
70-711868-1871550369
72-731866-1871550370
741870-1875550371
751870-1872550372
76-771870-1874550373
781872-1874550374
791872-1874550375
801873-1883550376
811874-1879550377
821874-1875550378
83-841874-1878550514
851874-1875550515
861875-1877550516
871875-1877550517
881877-1878550518
891877-1879550519
901878-1881550520
911878-1881550521
921878-1880550522
931879-1881550523
941879-1885550524
951879550525
96-971880-1882550526
981880-1882550527
991881-1884550528
100-1011880-1887550529
102-1031880-1883550379
104-1051882-1884550380
1061882-1884550381
107-1081882-1886551507
109-1101884-1885550382
111-1121884-1886550383
113-1141884-1886550384
115-1161886-1893550385
1171886-1887550386
119-1201885-1890550387
121-1221886-1891551508
123-1241887-1889551509
125-1261887-1890551510
127-1281888-1890551511
129-1301889-1890551512
131-1321889-1894551513
133-1341890-1892551514
135-1361890-1894551515
137-1381890-1891551516
139-1401891-1896551517
1411890-1892551518
142-1431891-1892550651
1441892-1894550652
1451892-1894550653
1461892-1893550654
1471892-1899550655
148-1491892-1894550656
150-1511892-1895550657
1521893-1895550658
1531894-1895550659
154,1561894-1896550662
157-1581894-1896550663
159-1601895-1903550664
161-1621894-1896550665
163-1641895-1896, 1899-1902550666
1651896-1899550667
1661896-1897550668
1671896-1898550669
1681896-1897550670
169-1701896-1900550671
171-1721896-1902550672
1731897-1900550673
174-1751897-1905550674
1761898-1901550675
177-1781898-1903550676
1791897-1898550677
180-1811898-1901550678
1831898-1901550679
1841898-1900550680
1851899-1902550681
186-1871899-1902550682
1881900-1903550683
1891902-1906550684
1901900-1901550685

Probate Records
File NumberYears coveredMicrofilm
File no. 98-100 1832-1838 1556827
File no. 101-104 1835-1838 1556918
File no. 104-108 1837-1840 1556979
File no. 108-111 1813-1842 1557043
File no. 111-113 1808-1842 1558382
File no. 113-116 1806-1854 1558471
File no. 116-118 1813-1846 1558472
File no. 119-121 1824-1852 1558631
File no. 121-124 1828-1851 1558692
File no. 124-126 1804-1852 1558693
File no. 126-129 1851-1854 1543948
File no. 129-132 1818-1855 1452211
File no. 132-134 1816-1857 1452272
File no. 135-137 1856-1860 1452273
File no. 137-140 1856-1861 1452328
File no. 140-142 1859-1863 1452329
File no. 143 1853-1863 1439650
File no. 143-146 1862-1863 1493086
File no. 146-149 1813-1866 1493087
File no. 149-150 1864-1866 1493170
File no. 150-153 1863-1870 1493171
File no. 153-155 1866-1879 1493466
File no. 155-158 1866-1870 1493467
File no. 158-160 1839-1870 1493524
File no. 160-163 1866-1872 1487678
File no. 163-165 1871-1872 1487679
File no. 166-168 1871-1874 1503760
File no. 168-170 1873-1874 1503761
File no. 170-173 1874-1876 1503874
File no. 174-176 1876-1880 1503875
File no. 176-179 1874-1877 1503876
File no. 179-182 1858-1876 1503994
File no. 182-185 1874-1880 1504059
File no. 186-188 1875-18801504060
File no. 188-191 1838-1880 1504061
File no. 191-194 1875-1905 1613097
File no. 194-197 1878-1881 1613237
File no. 197-199 1881 1613238
File no. 199-203 1859-1881 1613323
File no. 204-206 1815-1889 1613324
File no. 206-209 1878-1882 1613409
File no. 210-212 1818-1882 1613410
File no. 212-215 1793-1883 1613464
File no. 215-219 1794-1905 1613465
File no. 219-222 1796-1883 1503856
File no. 222-224 1824-1885 1503857
File no. 224-228 1796-1884 1613589
File no. 228-231 1806-1888 1613590
File no. 231-235 1794-1895 1613680
File no. 235-237 1794-1885 1613681
File no. 237-240 1794-1885 1613798
File no. 241-243 1794-1886 1613799
File no. 244-246 1823-1885 1531283
File no. 246-249 1823-1886 1531284
File no. 250-252 1798-1886 1614025
File no. 252-257 1795-1825 1614026
File no. 257-259 1816-1886 1614318
File no. 260-263 1872-1896 1614414
File no. 264-267 1896-1897 1614569
File no. 267-271 1896-1897 1614637
File no. 271-275 1897-1899 1642970
File no. 275-278 1898-1906 1642971
File no. 278-282 1899-1900 1643103
File no. 282-285 1900-1901 1643104
File no. 282-285 1900-1901 1643104
File no. 285-288 1901 1643159



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