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Learn how to find your ancestor in estate duty records, and how to obtain copies of the detailed register entries. See examples of how to use online resources from FamilySearch, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, FindMyPast, and Ancestry to locate and obtain estate duty records. Learn how to see other records and indexes on microfilm through the Family History Centers. Part 3 of 3
In this lesson you will understand the civil court system that began in 1858, know how to use indexes to the records, and know how to find a probate record using an index reference.
If you are looking for the probate record or will of your ancestor in England before 1858, you need to understand the court system that probated estates at that time. You need to know how to determine what court to search and how to find indexes to its records in order to determine if your ancestor’s estate was probated. This lesson will instruct you in these three areas. Once you have completed this lesson you will be ready to find a probate document. Part 1 of 3
Using England and Wales civil registration and census records to find an ancestor.