The Wills of Our Ancestors
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The Wills of Our Ancestors

A guide to interpreting and finding wills and how they can be used for family history research.

  • £12.99
  • Weight
    429 g
  • SKU

The book traces the history and purpose of probate records and guides readers through the many pitfalls and possibilities these fascinating documents present. It describes the process of probate, gives a detailed account of the content of the various different types of record, and advises readers on how they can be used to throw light into the past. It explains how wills came into being, who made them and how they were made, how the probate system operates, how wills and inventories can be found, and how much can be learned from them. In addition to covering probate records in England and Wales, he includes the Channel Islands, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. 

  • Author
    S.A. Raymond
  • Year