A few years ago I wrote a column about an 1856 Illinois probate manual. While this might seem like really dry reading, genealogists can benefit greatly from reviewing such material in detail. An understanding of applicable inheritance and probate laws can prevent one from making incorrect conclusions and suggest when additional follow up may be needed with other records.
I'm a genealogy researcher, writer and speaker who is still looking for the answer to several family history questions.
I also give family history seminars and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.