The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
British Intelligence: Probate Records
Web sites and archives for locating records of your English, Scottish and Welsh ancestors' estates.

Probate records — court records that deal with the distribution of a deceased person's estate — provide a lot of good genealogical information, such as a date of death, the names of surviving relatives and insight into the family's economic status.

The English and Welsh kept two types of probate records: wills and administrations (also known as letters of administration or just admons). If someone dies without a will, an administration appoints supervisors for the distribution of the estate. These documents provide much less information than wills do.

To continue reading this article
Share |
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Google for Genealogy Premium Collection

In the Google for Genealogy Premium Collection you will receive the new edition of genealogy technology expert Lisa Louise Cooke’s book, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox. In addition, we are including a cheat sheet, an on-demand webinar of video demos and a full independent study course to make sure you can take full advantage of the fantastic functions Google has to offer.

This collection has a retail value of $184.92, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!
©  F+W All rights reserved.