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Tip of the day...Bibles and wills

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Jonesey Report 15 Feb 2011 14:26

Nudge up


Andrew Report 15 Feb 2011 20:39

I found one of our family bibles from 1640 amongst the Bible Society's collection which is now in Cambridge University Library. They have 35,000 bibles in their collection ! It contained a lot of information from 17th and 18th centuries that was new to me, it even listed the names of pall bearers at various funerals. I only found out about it by doing a Google Book search on one of the more unusual family names.


Joy Report 4 Jun 2013 23:10



Kense Report 5 Oct 2014 20:00

This site is useful

Note that you can now search for wills for those who died in 1996 or later.


Kense Report 28 Oct 2014 08:15

The Lost Cousins latest newsletter has a section on using that site.