Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
The collection covers the years 1858 to 1920.  
 
The collection covers the years 1858 to 1920.  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
This project is part of an agreement with the National Archives of Ireland. FamilySearch is responsible for creating an index to these records.  
 
This project is part of an agreement with the National Archives of Ireland. FamilySearch is responsible for creating an index to these records.  
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The records were created by the Probate Registry, which took control of proving wills and administrations in 1858. Before this, four different types of ecclesiastical (church) courts dealt with these cases. A Principal Probate Registry was established in London in January 1858, and several district probate registries were created around the country. From then on, the registries oversaw all grants of probate and letters of administration. This collection is the Calendar of these grants.
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FHL microfilm, 46 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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[[Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
 
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Image:Ireland, Calendar of Administrations DGS 5014883 15.jpg|Calendar of Administrations
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*Address  
 
*Address  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Beneficiaries
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*Administrators
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
 
*Value of the estate  
 
*Value of the estate  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
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'''Beginning Your Search'''
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To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:  
  
 
*The name of the deceased  
 
*The name of the deceased  
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*The approximate death or probate date
 
*The approximate death or probate date
  
<br>Compare the information you find in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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'''Searching the Calendar of Wills'''
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Fill in the requested information in the search page. Using this search will give you a list of possible matches for your ancestor. Compare the information about the ancestors in the record list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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<br> '''Browsing the Images'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type" category<br>⇒ Select the "Year" category which will take you to the images<br>
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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'''Using the Information'''
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
<br>Keep in mind:  
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'''Information to keep in mind:'''
  
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator.  
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
<br>If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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'''Unable to Locate Your Ancestor?'''
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the records of nearby towns.
 
*Search the records of nearby towns.
  
== Record History ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Ireland began publishing an annual will calendar beginning in 1858.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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The records were created by the Probate Registry, which took control of proving wills and administrations in 1858. Before this, four different types of ecclesiastical (church) courts dealt with these cases. A Principal Probate Registry was established in London in January 1858, and several district probate registries were created around the country. From then on, the registries oversaw all grants of probate and letters of administration. This collection is the Calendar of these grants.  
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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The information is generally reliable.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1921305/waypoints Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920]
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). National Archives of Ireland (Irish: Cartlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann), Dublin, Ireland. FHL microfilm, 46 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation| text = Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.}}
  
 
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Revision as of 23:49, 3 April 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection covers the years 1858 to 1920.

This project is part of an agreement with the National Archives of Ireland. FamilySearch is responsible for creating an index to these records.

The records were created by the Probate Registry, which took control of proving wills and administrations in 1858. Before this, four different types of ecclesiastical (church) courts dealt with these cases. A Principal Probate Registry was established in London in January 1858, and several district probate registries were created around the country. From then on, the registries oversaw all grants of probate and letters of administration. This collection is the Calendar of these grants.

FHL microfilm, 46 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Each record contains a summary of the will and probate information, which includes the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Administrators
  • Date of death
  • Value of the estate
  • Birth information

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The place of residence
  • The approximate death or probate date

Searching the Calendar of Wills

Fill in the requested information in the search page. Using this search will give you a list of possible matches for your ancestor. Compare the information about the ancestors in the record list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.


Browsing the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Type" category
⇒ Select the "Year" category which will take you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

For example:

  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
  • Use the birth date along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census and church records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Information to keep in mind:

  • The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Locate Your Ancestor?

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby towns.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Ireland Probate Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.