Source Information

Ancestry.com. Tarrant County, Texas, Probate Index, 1800-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data:

Tarrant County, Texas, Probate Index, 1800–2012. Tarrant County Clerk Office. Fort Worth, Texas.

About Tarrant County, Texas, Probate Index, 1800-2012

If your roots go back to Tarrant County, Texas, this database is a must see. It contains an index that includes names and case file numbers for probates filed in Tarrant County between 1800 and 2012.

About Probate Records
Probate records detail the administration of an estate, whether that estate is “testate” (through a will) or “intestate” (without a will). Whether the decedent left a large estate or just some personal property, there’s a good chance that a probate file exists in a local court that oversaw distribution of property, the guardianship of minor, or payment of debts.

The contents of probate files vary from case to case, but certain valuable details, like the names and residences of beneficiaries and their relationship to the decedent, are found in most probates. An inventory of estate assets can reveal personal details about the occupation and lifestyle of the deceased. There may also be references to debts, deeds, and other documents related to the settling of the estate.

Ordering the Probate File
Because of the wealth of information that probate files can provide, be sure to order the complete file, using the case file number from this index. For more information on obtaining a probate file from Tarrant County, contact:

Division — Tarrant County Probate Clerks
Room 233
Tarrant County Old Courthouse
100 West Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
(817) 884-1770