16 February 2011

Bank of England Wills Extracts Index can now be searched on findmypast.co.uk

Findmypast.co.uk have just completed the final addition of records from the Society of Genealogists, 60,523 Bank of England Wills Extracts.

"These records cover the period 1717-1845. They contain extracts of wills of those who died with monies in public funds, as well as abstracts of orders made for stockholders who went bankrupt or were declared 'lunatic'.

One of the best features of these records is that they cover a wide social demographic, from servants to gentry, making it possible to find ancestors from a broad range of backgrounds. The records cover every part of the British Isles and the Colonies and there are also several hundred Dutch fundholders in the index.

This record launch completes our exciting project to publish over 9 million Society of Genealogists records on findmypast.co.uk."

There is more information on these records at www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/wills-extracts

Comment: There are relatively few entries from the North of England.

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