When it comes to spelling variations, be creative. Often clerks and government officials were unable to correctly record the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with languages used in their port of entry. The surname was written down as the official heard it and the immigrant accepted that as the official American rendering of his name. Surname spelling was not standardized until well into the 20th century.
This source is in its first recorded form. (ie: the original marriage record license)
[Sources & Evidence]
Probate records refer to wills, inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived and they are indexed by the name of the testator.
There are various types of deeds to property. The most common are the warranty deed which transfers property with assurance of good title and the quitclaim deed which transfers one personâ€™s interest in the property without guarantee of good title.
Digital copies, sometimes called "portable files", are copies of your original documents, family group sheets, notes, pedigree charts, etc.