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How do you know if your ancestors had a will, where should I look?
I have seen 'Probate Records' listed on ancestry and have even tried to read its explaniton as to what 'Probate means' but Im still none the wiser?

All seems very interesting when I have stumbled across wills on ancestry or details of them and on the Archive website, I am told to this day my family are very tight when it comes to money, so I assume there would of been wills made? Unless it was stuffed under a matress or down someones clevage...lol

Also I was trying to locate my fathers from when died in 1988 and my grandfathers when he died in 1991 where do you start with that?

Help/advice much appreciated, just a finger in the right direction....lol:D
 
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Thanks for that....O0
I dont even know what a Microfiche looks like lol....
When I started family history my grandad used to bang on about going to the library and using microfiche/(film)? lol
I assume its that thing you see in movies when they are searching through newspaper articles and you have all the news papges wizzing past at full speed?:D
I often wonder how they know what there looking for....lol:D
This may sound lazy and trust me its not, but I would panic, think its more trouble that its worth....lol
Think I shall stick to BMD certs and not be so nosey....lol:D :2fun:
 

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Thanks for that....O0
I dont even know what a Microfiche looks like lol....
When I started family history my grandad used to bang on about going to the library and using microfiche/(film)? lol
I assume its that thing you see in movies when they are searching through newspaper articles and you have all the news papges wizzing past at full speed?:D
I often wonder how they know what there looking for....lol:D
This may sound lazy and trust me its not, but I would panic, think its more trouble that its worth....lol
Think I shall stick to BMD certs and not be so nosey....lol:D :2fun:
Hey Mark, Are you the opposite of a technophobe.:biggrin:

Steve.
 

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Hi

After 1858, wills should be indexed by surname and year along with administrations but before 1858 they can be harder to locate. The National Archives has an online Index of Perogative Court Of Canterbury wills. This consists of around 1 million c1550-1860 wills but PCC was one of the several courts people went to to establish a will.

Ben
 
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Hi

After 1858, wills should be indexed by surname and year along with administrations but before 1858 they can be harder to locate. The National Archives has an online Index of Perogative Court Of Canterbury wills. This consists of around 1 million c1550-1860 wills but PCC was one of the several courts people went to to establish a will.

Ben
What language are you speaking in....lol:2fun: :D :2fun: :D
But thanks for your help, think I will give it a miss for the mo :D
 
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What language are you speaking in....lol:2fun: :D :2fun: :D
But thanks for your help, think I will give it a miss for the mo :D

hey mark, ! HNY hun!!

I know that when my dad died in 1998 he left a will I HAD to goto my local probate office to get a copy of the will for £5 I think it was. alternately you can apply to york for a copy of the will I think.!
 

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It is a genealogy language that I use:D :D :2fun:

How about the Probate Office in London? High Holborn. That is where I obtained my grandfathers 1992 will.

Ben
 

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