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.

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.

1 comment:

Lenore said...

It's rather disappointing for us home subscribers that these Probate Calendars are only available to the Deluxe subscribers. Well, we'll just have to use our library copies!