Public Record Office of Northern Ireland "Search Will Calendars"

 
 
 
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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland "Search Will Calendars"

Hello EE,

I was wondering if you could help me out on this one.

I am trying to cite the "Search Will Calendars" database with images (of transcripts) from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). As a background, so you will not have to look it up:

From 1858 onwards, Grants of probate and letters of administration were indexed in Calendars of Wills and Administrations.  Calendars were published annually and ordered alphabetically by name of the deceased.  This application provides a fully searchable index to the will calendar entries for the three District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry, with the facility to view the entire will calendar entry for each successful search. The database covers the period 1858-1965.

Unfortunately, the original wills of the Principal Registry up to 1904 and of the District Registries up to 1899 were lost in 1922 when the Public Record Office of Ireland in Dublin was destroyed.  Luckily, copies of wills that were made by the District Registries survived as they had not been transferred to the Public Record Office in Dublin.  These copies of wills were written into large volumes – those for the District Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry are held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. The contents of  these volumes have been digitised and made available in the Will Calendars application.

I cannot seem to locate a reference to this type of record in EE 2015, so here is my attempt at it:

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, "Search Will Calendars," database and images, PRONI Public Record Office of Northern Ireland  (https://apps.proni.gov.uk/WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx : accessed 6 September 2017); image of transcript of the Probate of the Will of Samuel Evans late of Kilsmallen County Fermanagh Farmer who died 8 January 1907; citing District Probate Registry of Armagh.

Look forward to your comments/assistance.

Regards, Robyn

 

 

 

EE
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Well done, Robyn. You might also consider adding the word "official" in front of "transcript," to make it clear—for those who aren't familiar with this set of records—that this wasn't just a transcript by Johnny Comelately.

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