How to find probate leads in Atlanta

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Based on the research I've done it seems as though going to the local courthouse to pull probate leads is the recommended way to get them.  Upon doing so I was told by the courthouse clerk, that in order for me to pull any leads I would need the address, name or number of the person I'm looking for (in my head I was thinking ... well if I knew that I probably wouldn't be here lady).  What am I missing?? Is there another way to pull the leads, should I use different criteria to search, ask a better question?  HELP
 

@Kike-Lola Odusanya   For Atlanta you will need to go to the Fulton county courthouse. It's been a while since I sourced probate data there but they used to have three work stations in the probate department for public use. You'll need to look up the cases using the Odyssey Case Manager. You don't need the decedents name or address. But you will need to ask the clerk for the case number for the most recent probate filed. A case number would look like PC-2018-001128. Once you get the most recent case number enter it into the system and it will provide you will case details such as the decedent's name and address, petitioner's name, address and phone number and also the attorney's info. 

For each case you look up you'll need to enter the case number to pull it up. This is done by using most recent case number the clerk provides you, then work backwards in numbers. Using my example you would first use PC-2018-001128, then PC-2018-001127, then PC-2018-001126 and so on.

It's a funky system they use but it can be done fairly quickly once you get the hang of it. I used to bring a camera with me and take pictures of the screen shots to save time and then later enter the data into a spreadsheet. 

Good luck!

@Kike-Lola Odusanya Hey! @Jerry Holt is correct. Keep in mind the probate records for each county are different in Georgia, DRASTICALLY. lol! You could also purchase the leads from someone, because Fulton county has a massive leads list compared to other counties across the United States you may find it easier to simply buy it. Side note: The ladies at the desk are super nice, but don't know much. (I know this from experience.)

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