States: Louisiana: Saint Landry
Hi Bambi, a succession record is a probate record. In other words it is a record of a person's belonings that are sold when he dies. It will give names and dates, such as the day when that person died, who his/her wife/husband were, children, where they lived, what land he owned. And most of all it tells who bought what and who the deceased left things for.
I've been doing research for 20 odd years, if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask me.