Friday 18 August 2017

FindMyPast adds Index to Will Calendars, 1858-1920

FindMyPast has added an index to Ireland's Calendars Of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920.

There are just over one million names in these calendars, with each entry providing a summary of the probate information include the date of death, address and occupation of the deceased, the value of the estate, the names of beneficiaries and sometimes limited additional details.

The Index on FindMyPast can be freely searched (you need only a free registered account). The search results provide a link from the indexed entries link to the National Archives of Ireland's Genealogy website where images of the Calendars can be downloaded free of charge. Below is an example of a couple of entries in the 1886 Calendar.