General Index of All Successions, 1846-1880

The Second District Court index is much more "user-friendly" than the Probate Court index since suits were now being neatly filed by docket numbers assigned consecutively by the court and the old chronological/alphabetical arrangement of the Probate Court had been abandoned.

Unlike the Probate Court index, the Second District Court index does not refer to inventories or wills. By this time, inventories--if they existed--were filed with the succession, not in a separate series. Wills were still filed apart in the Will Books, though, and you must consult the microfilm index at the beginning of the appropriate volume of the books to locate a will.