Thursday, October 19, 2006

Got English Ancestors and need probate records?

Got English Ancestors and need probate records?

DearREADERS,
Since Ol' Myrt doesn't need to set up her booth until 5pm today, I decided
to surf the web for more genealogy resources. You'll want to check out:

Pre-1858 English Probate Jurisdictions in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent, and
London
-- maps
-- guides
-- search

Point your web browser to this URL at FamilySearch.org.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHL/frameset_library.asp?PAGE=english_probate_jurisdictions.asp

(Be sure to copy/paste the entire web address if the URL isn't clickable in
your version of this column.)

You'll probably need to look search by locality name for the probate court
and probate jurisdictions and then click to see the maps with locations of
the various Courts. Ol' Myrt used the example of an ancestor who lived in
HATFIELD, ESSEX, ENGLAND. Here is some of the info provided by this site.

PLACE:
Hatfield

VARIATIONS:
Hatfield Broadoak;
Hatfield Regis;
King's Hatfield

COUNTY:
Essex

PLACE TYPE:
Ancient Parish

FIRST COURT:
Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire
Division)

SECOND COURT:
Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury

THIRD COURT:
Court of Arches

FOURTH COURT:
High Court of Delegates

My previous research with English probate records had been confined to the
PCC (Prerogative Court, Canterbury). With this new-to-me information, I've
got additional record groups to search for evidence of my elusive ancestor.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)

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