Friday, 16 March 2012

Southern Irish probate calendars - direct links

Hi folks

To make life a bit easier in terms of accessing the probate calendars for the Irish Republic, as now made available through the National Archives of Ireland website at www.nationalarchives.ie, I have gathered all the links for the PDF files available so far in one convenient place - this post! - and shortened them using the Tiny site to make them a bit less unwieldy.

To access them using the NAI catalogue please see my previous post at http://britishgenes.blogspot.com/2012/03/southern-irish-wills-calendars-going.html

1923 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1923 1924 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1924
1925 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1925 1926 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1926
1927 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1927 1928 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1928
1929 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1929 1930 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1930
1931 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1931 1932 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1932
1933 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1933 1934 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1934
1935 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1935 1936 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1936
1937 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1937 1938 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1938
1939 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1939 1940 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1940

1941 http://tinyurl.com/1941-Ireland 1942 http://tinyurl.com/1942-Ireland
1943 http://tinyurl.com/1943-Ireland 1944 http://tinyurl.com/1944-Ireland
1945 http://tinyurl.com/1945-Ireland 1946 http://tinyurl.com/1946-Ireland
1947 http://tinyurl.com/1947-Ireland 1948 http://tinyurl.com/1948-Ireland
1949 http://tinyurl.com/1949-Ireland 1950 http://tinyurl.com/1950-Ireland
1951 http://tinyurl.com/1951-Ireland 1952 http://tinyurl.com/1952-Ireland
1953 http://tinyurl.com/1953-Ireland 1954 http://tinyurl.com/1954-Ireland
1955 http://tinyurl.com/1955-Ireland
1956 (A-K only) http://tinyurl.com/1956-Ireland
1957 http://tinyurl.com/1957-Ireland 1958 http://tinyurl.com/1958-Ireland
1959 http://tinyurl.com/1959-Ireland 1960 http://tinyurl.com/1960-Ireland

1961 http://tinyurl.com/1961-Ireland 1962 http://tinyurl.com/1962-Ireland
1963 http://tinyurl.com/1963-Ireland 1964 http://tinyurl.com/1964-Ireland
1965 http://tinyurl.com/1965-Ireland 1966 http://tinyurl.com/1966-Ireland
1967 http://tinyurl.com/1967-Ireland 1968 http://tinyurl.com/1968-Ireland
1969 http://tinyurl.com/1969-Ireland 1970 http://tinyurl.com/1970-Ireland
1971 http://tinyurl.com/1971-Ireland 1972 http://tinyurl.com/1972-Ireland
1973 http://tinyurl.com/1973-Ireland 1974 http://tinyurl.com/1974-Ireland
1975 http://tinyurl.com/1975-Ireland 1976 http://tinyurl.com/1976-Ireland
1977 http://tinyurl.com/1977-Ireland 1978 http://tinyurl.com/1978-Ireland
1979 http://tinyurl.com/1979-Ireland 1980 http://tinyurl.com/1980-Ireland
1981 http://tinyurl.com/1981-Ireland 1982 http://tinyurl.com/1982-Ireland 

Please note that the equivalent probate calendars for the counties of Northern Ireland, both before and after partition, from 1858-1943 are also available in database format at www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm.

By the way, each files is fairly large - I have downloaded them all, and the size in total is 3.21GB.

Once a calendar entry has been identified, use the application form at the bottom of this page -www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/wills-testamentary-records/ - but bear in mind you can't pay online for the copy of the will or letter of adminstration, sadly.

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

Chris

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9 comments:

  1. Looks good, even better if they get them all transcribed ! Do any lists exist for the period before this i.e 1900 to 1922 ? Or were they destroyed in the fire ?

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  2. The calendars exist from 1858 and are catalogued on the NAI site - just not online yet. I assume they'll be there in due course. Prior to Partition the calendars were all Ireland based, and the 1858-1943 records for the north can be accessed from the PRONI site - records prior to partition were extracted from the calendars, so they do exist.

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  3. Looks like it will be making its way onto Familysearch ?

    https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ireland,_Calendar_of_Wills_and_Administrations_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

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  4. That's interesting! Wonder if they did the original digitisation for NAI? Thanks for letting me know!

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  5. Ahh - it is! Says the following: This project is part of an agreement with the National Archives of Ireland. FamilySearch is responsible for creating an index to these records.

    Index on the way!!

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  6. Project underway here :

    https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=IrelandCalofWillsandAdministra18581920/ProjectHelp1.html

    this period is exactly what i'm waiting for :)

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  7. Bear in mind that these records will be all Ireland based - as such, the material from these for the six counties now in Northern Ireland are already available on the PRONI website, along with free access to copies of any surviving wills (not just the calendar entries). But like you, I can't wait for the earlier southern material, as both my wife and I have loads of family there at this point! Hope fully one or two of them had a few pennies to rub together...! lol

    All great news though - writing a new Irish book soon, lots to include! lol

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  8. Thanks for the link to each year-very useful.

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