Northern Ireland wills

Wills 1858 – 1919 that are held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland have been indexed and that index is available online. The index covers the Armagh, Belfast & Londonderry registries.

Once an entry has been found then the index card gives you full name, date of death, date of grant, estate value, registry where will was proved and an abstract. The abstract is the part that will be of most interest, for example a search for Pottinger came up with a will for Mrs Catherine Casement Pottinger and the abstract gave me this information “Pottinger Catherine Coshnahan of Ballee House Ballymena county Antrim and of St. Patrick’s Hospital St. Edmundsbury Lucan county Dublin widow died 17 October 1927 Administration (with Will) Belfast 18 June to Edith de Burgh Montagu married woman. Effects £1001 5s. 1d.”

However if you find an entry dated somewhere between 1858 – 1900 you can see a scan of the whole will. All at no charge. Wish they would do that for English wills.

www.proni.gov.uk

 

Technorati Tags: Wills,Probate,Northern Ireland,Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,Genealogy,Family History

PRONI launches a YouTube channel

PRONI launches a YouTube channel<p><!   Google Ads Injected by Adsense Explosion 1.1.5   ><div class=adsxpls id=adsxpls3 style=padding:7px; display: block; margin left: auto; margin right: auto; text align: center;><!   AdSense Plugin Explosion num: 2   ><script type=text/javascript><!  

google ad client = pub 7451644351213684; google alternate color = FFFFFF;
google ad width = 468; google ad height = 60; google ad format = 468x60 as;
google ad type = text image;
google ad channel =; google color border = 336699;
google color link = 0000FF; google color bg = FFFFFF;
google color text = 000000; google color url = 008000;
google ui features = rc:0; //  ></script>
<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>It’s all happening at once, first I learn about The Family History Show vodcast (see previous posting) and then I hear that the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are launching a YouTube channel.

The channel is offering a series of lectures which are being presented in conjunction with the Open University Ireland. The first lecture is entitled “What is Irish Local History?” and the second is “Poverty”.

Sounds interesting and having them on You Tube is great for us who can’t get to PRONI to hear the original talks. Dr Janice Holmes has started a blog to accompany the lecture series.

The sound is a little tinny, but hey nothing to complain about when we have the luxury of top speakers talking to us in the comfort of our own homes!!

 

http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/kilwaughter/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ofp7hOMbIE