An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
There is genealogy beyond the internet! While the internet is one very convenient tool, it is not the only tool. Check out online library catalogs, then visit the library to access the book or request an interlibrary loan.
When going through old papers, be on the lookout for a Certificate of Naturalization of your ancestor. It was given to them at the time of their Citizenship, however, it contains little information compared to the other naturalization paperwork.
Probate records are often overlooked in some family histories. Sometimes they can bring down your research brick wall. They may show relationships, financial status and life stories of your ancestors.
“Land transfers weren’t always recorded. The land may have been inherited rather than transferred by deed, or deeds among family members may mot have been taken to the courthouse to save the recording fee. Diligent searching, however, should produce something, perhaps even years after the original purchase, when the land was sold out of the family.”