Franklin County Probate Records

Search for Franklin 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.


Franklin County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Franklin County IL. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County probate records through a searchable database.

Franklin County Clerk Benton IL 202 Election Street 62812 618-439-3403

West Frankfort City Clerk West Frankfort IL 110 North Jefferson Street 62896 618-932-3262


Franklin 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 Franklin County IL. During a Franklin County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Franklin 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, Franklin County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Franklin County probate records.

Franklin County Court Benton IL 100 Public Square 62812 618-438-3221