Essex wills collection complete
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 ( seax.essexcc.gov.uk/ 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.