Wednesday 10 August 2016

Ancestry extends England & Wales probate coverage

Ancestry's England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966 collection has been extended with the addition of calendars from 1973 to 1997. This update adds six million records to the collection.

All the calendars in the collection can be searched by surname or, in the browse function, by year.

This record set is a great source for locating Irish men and women over nearly 140 years, and the latest additions will be particulary handy for anyone researching towards living relatives. The calendar format changes a little over the time-period covered in the collection but each entry typically include date of probate, full name of the deceased, death date and place, and the Registry where probate was issued.