Thursday, 30 June 2011

Free, with registration, UK records offer from Ancestry

From June 30th through July 8th, 2011 Ancestry.ca is offering free, with registration, access to more than six million UK historical records through the England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1861-1941 and the Andrews Collection.

The England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1861-1941, just updated, includes information on the wills of more than 9,000 people who died in Canada.

The Andrews Collection is a card index compiled in England from the 1790s until about 1970; a collection of notices from newspapers and various official sources, such as the London Gazette. Approximately 250,000 cards detail announcements of births, marriages, obituaries, and deaths abroad; notices of wills, unclaimed estates, and filings under the Colonial Probates Act of 1892 (which recognized probates from courts in British possession).


via an Ancestry.ca press release


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