Coles County Probate Records

Search for Coles County IL probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Coles County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Coles County IL. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Coles County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Coles County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Coles County probate records through a searchable database.

Ashmore Village Clerk Ashmore IL 10 West Ashmore Street 61912 217-349-8332

Coles County Clerk Charleston IL 651 Jackson Avenue 61920 217-348-0501

Mattoon City Clerk Mattoon IL 208 North 19th Street 61938 217-235-5654


Coles County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Coles County IL. During a Coles County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Coles County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Coles County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Coles County probate records.

Coles County Court Charleston IL 651 Jackson Avenue 61920 217-348-0501