Thursday, August 12, 2010
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar on Ancestry
Ancestry has posted "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941", a major resource for genealogists. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904
Information varies across different entries, but each typically includes:
* Probate date
* Full name of the deceased
* Death date
* Death place
* Registry where issued
You will usually find the amount left in the estate as well.
Ancestry warns that their collection currently does not include the years 1858-1860 and there are some gaps for the years 1863, 1868, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1883, 1888, 1899-1903 and 1910-1911.
Ancestry is available on all PCs in every branch library.