Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

Probate Records

Probate records vary in content and format depending on County or State.  Probate records can include wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. 
Probate records often give the specific relationship of the heirs to the deceased.  They also may give information on the present or former residence of the deceased or the heirs. 
Probate records for Summit County are located at the Courthouse.
Special Collections at the Akron-Summit Library has the following records on microfilm.
Summit County Will Books and index 1887-1902
Summit County Probate Court Journal 1852-1886
Summit County Estate Records and Index 1841-1944
Summit County Index to Estates (1840-1849), Births (1869-1908) and Deaths (1869-1908)
Summit County Guardian's Docket 1840-1886 and index 1840-1929; Appointments 1881-1885
Will Abstracts
Our publicaitons of Summit County Ohio Will Abstracts have been removed from publication and are available here in pdf format.
The Will Book Index has an alpha listing of all names covered in the Will Books, with the volume, page and date of probate.  There is also an Addendum, at the end, which lists original wills that had not been copied by the clerks.