Thursday 11 August 2016

Ancestry updates National Probate Index

Ancestry ( has updated its England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) database to include coverage from 1973-1995, adding to the already existent coverage for 1858-1966. The collection can be searched at

Don't forget that calendar entries for England and Wales can also be searched at, where copies of wills or administrations can be ordered at a price of £10 per record. Once paid for you will have 31 days to download the record, though you may have to wait a few days for the record to become available for digital download following your order.

For equivalent Scottish calendar entries, visit Ancestry's Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936 database at

For Ireland, see my page on Irish probate at


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

No comments:

Post a Comment