08 July 2014

FamilySearch adds England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650-1857

This collection is of 148,960 images of original wills from the Diocese of Durham. There's a two step process for efficiently accessing these files.  Search on Durham University's website at http://familyrecords.dur.ac.uk/nei/data/advanced.php, record the reference such as  DPRI/1/1814/R7/1-2, then look up the reference to find the complete document at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2358715.

A smaller collection, England, Durham, Dean and Chapter of Durham's Allerton and Allertonshire Original Wills, Inventories and Bonds, 1666-1845, just 1,842 images, has been added at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2358734

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