FindMyPast has added 8,163 new Chester wills & probate records to their Cheshire Collection. The time period covered is 1711 – 1772 and will be greeted with enthusiasm by those with ancestors who lived in this county.
What is the Cheshire Collection?
The original records that comprise the Cheshire Collection are housed at the Cheshire Archives and are a wide range of records that are essential data for those who are researching ancestors in the county of Cheshire.
What can I find in the Cheshire Collection?
The Cheshire Collection is made up of bishop’s transcripts, wills & probate documents, parish registers, electoral registers, marriage bonds & allegations, non-conformist records including Roman Catholic registers, land tax records and workhouse documents. There is so much more here than the usual offerings of baptism, marriage and burial registers.
Where can I find the Cheshire Collection?
FindMyPast has the above records either online or they will be online in the near future. If you live close to the Cheshire Archives in Chester then you can book a seat and use their facilities. The archive hold many more additional records than those scanned and put online by FindMyPast.