There are three types of wills: Attested, Holographic and Nuncupative. The attested will is the most common and is prepared for the testator. A holographic will is written by the testator himself. A nuncupative will are the deathbed wishes of the testator, recorded by a witness present at the bedside. All wills must be witnessed.
Ellis Island was owned by a New Jersey merchant-farmer named Samuel Ellis during the American Revolution. After his death the State of New York purchased the island for $10,000.00.It was later sold to the U.S. Federal government.
A large volume of military records from Austria’s empire helps make up for hard-to-access church records.