Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Find a Will at the Probate Service for England and Wales

Looking for a post-1996 will and grant of probate as late as September 2014?  Looking for the will of a soldier who died while serving in the British armed forces between 1850 and 1986?

The Find a Will service, now in Beta, from the The Probate Service for England and Wales is available at https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills.

As a minimum you need to enter surname and year of death. There's an advanced search where you can narrow the criteria. You always have to specify the year but can scroll back and forth through the years. There's no wildcard search.

The free search gives a list of those who meet the criteria by surname, first name(s), date of probate, probate number, date of death, type of document and, registry. For the armed forces wills you get surname, first name(s), regimental number and date of death.

Ordering a full copy of the will, delivered online, costs £10.

1 comment:

Jill Ball said...

Informative post, I have highlighted it in this weeks GeniAus' Gems. You can see the full list here: http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/gags-geniaus-gems-3-october-2014.html