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Probate Records in England and Wales


This talk explains how to find and use testamentary records both in the civil courts after 1858 and in the ecclesiastical courts before 1858. This talk will explain how the courts worked, where records and finding aids might be found and what information one might expect to find in probate documents.




About the speaker: Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and a has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist.

Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation and communications; the Society's education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society's subject specialist.

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