Es­sex wills col­lec­tion com­plete

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Thou­sands of his­toric Es­sex wills can be viewed on the web for the first time. Staff and vol­un­teers at Es­sex Record Of­fice have now com­pleted the digi­ti­sa­tion of its en­tire pro­bate col­lec­tion, span­ning over 450 years. Avail­able to view via the Es­sex An­ces­tors ser­vice (­ Es­sexAnces­tors.aspx), the set re­veals de­tails of tes­ta­tors and prop­er­ties dat­ing back to the 15th cen­tury. Al­though a sub­scrip­tion is re­quired to view scans, ge­neal­o­gists can un­der­take an in­dex search and view a ba­sic de­scrip­tion of doc­u­ments for free.

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