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Published date: 18 January 2013

Whether your ancestor was leaving a fortune or just a few possessions, or making the parting shot in a longstanding grudge, they may well have left a will to record their last wishes. You may also find other helpful sources in probate and other collections, recording details of ancestors who died without a will, or disputes lodged by disgruntled surviving relatives.

This talk will look at PCC wills and other probate records at The National Archives and elsewhere. It will provide an introduction to finding a will and identifying related records, and discuss what they can tell you about your ancestor and the life they led.

Kate Jarman joined the Family History team at The National Archives in 2012, and previously worked in local archives in London and Somerset. Her previous research includes work on will disputes in the church courts.

Author: Kate Jarman Duration: 50:10

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