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Joy Report 12 Sep 2012 16:05



SpanishEyes Report 12 Sep 2012 18:02



SylviaInCanada Report 31 Oct 2012 03:58



Jonesey Report 31 Oct 2012 08:57

Sylvia's nudge has reminded me that something in this thread needed updating.

The date range of the Probate Calendar database on Ancestry has been increased and now includes records up to 1966.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Amongst all the other useful information that a will or even just the probate calendar entry can provide is the name of the wills executor(s) or the person to whom administration was granted. These might be the deceased's wife, husband, their child(ren), the spouse of a child or the deceased's parent(s) or the deceased's sibling(s). That information could confirm that you are following the right path and provide a clue as to whether others associated with the deceased were still around when the deceased died.

Happy hunting.


DazedConfused Report 12 Jan 2013 13:26

nudge nudge

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 31 Jan 2013 12:05

Probate records before 1858...

National Archives Podcast



Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 31 Jan 2013 18:21

nudge as i need to read this later


Renes Report 26 Jun 2013 13:27

Nudging up for my friend



Kense Report 3 Jul 2014 08:31

See also:

This site is useful

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


DazedConfused Report 6 Oct 2014 08:41

Is this thread not in the 'Jonesey' collection


Kense Report 6 Oct 2014 09:56

It is, I am just trying to keep this thread up to date by adding the extra link to it.

Anyone can add to Jonesey's threads.


Kense Report 28 Oct 2014 08:13

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

This thread contains some comments on using the site mentioned above.


Jean Report 30 Oct 2014 17:29

Just reading through this thread, very useful and lots of links but I wonder if anyone knows about scottish seaman who died at sea (he drowned ). in 1885 in Germany.,

I have looked on Scotlands people at the Wills and Testaments but he is not on there
I wonder if anyone can suggest any other websites

thank you


Petef Report 1 Nov 2014 13:26

Have you looked under UK Wills too, Jean?

I thought Wills were proven in the country where you lived and had some property to

leave?.............. I might be wrong though.



Jean Report 3 Nov 2014 13:31

Thank you for replying Peter,

No I haven't I will give that a go.


Kense Report 12 Dec 2014 16:50

This site
has been updated to include the on-line searching for all years from 1958.


SpanishEyes Report 12 Dec 2014 18:05

I will in the next few days look as I have just read this and I am out.