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Genealogy Terms

intestate - The condition of dying without a valid will. The probate court appoints an administrator to distribute the deceased person's property according to state law.
(See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestacy)

muster roll - a register of the officers and men in a military unit or ship's company

"muster roll." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.
     Merriam-Webster Online. 16 March 2010
     <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muster roll>

probate court - A probate court administers proper distribution of the assets of a deceased.
(See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrogate_Court