Family History: wills and probate records
Start date: 2nd Feb 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Duration: 4 weeks
Tutor: Jackie Depelle
Course code: SP22042
This course guides you through the mysteries of wills and probate records.
Considered the third most useful source for Family History a really “good” will can be full
of family names, personal information and associated details. Some provide clues and
signposts to additional research. Sample both Modern and Ecclesiastical indexes and how to order copies.
Will include basic palaeography techniques and focus on England and Wales with brief guidance for Ireland and Scotland.
It may be that some ancestors weren’t eligible to make a will or just didn’t however with all the
indexes that are online why not check to see if they did!