Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Major update to Ancestry's England and Wales Probate Calendar Collection

A major update to this Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) database, originally released in August 2010. It now contains summaries of the "vast majority: of probate cases in England and Wales between 1858-1966. That's an expansion from the original period, 1861-1941.
Name indexed, the calendar typically includes:

Probate date
Full name of the deceased
Death date
Death place
Registry where issued
As originally published there were major gaps in 1899-1903 and 1910-1911 with some minor gaps for the years 1863, 1868, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1883, 1888. Recheck if you failed to find an expected event in those years before. 

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