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Frequently Asked Questions: Probate Court

What is the function of the Probate Court?

The function of the Probate Court is to file documents, resolve disputes, and sometimes supervise decedent's estates, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships.

 

How do I obtain information on genealogy?

Oakland County Probate Court has records dating back to 1822. This information can be found in books and in the computer system. To search the records, you may come to the probate counter and ask to review the genealogy books and computer. If you are looking for a particular person, you will need a last name and approximate year of death.