BCGS Research Tip – March 2013

BCGS Group at Vancouver, BC's CelticFest Parade

BCGS Group at Vancouver, BC’s CelticFest Parade.

The BCGS Members’ Tip for March is:


Looking for a date of death in England?

For deaths from 1858 to most current date available, check for your ancestor’s name in the National Probate Index (formally known as the the Calendar of Grants of Probate Letters of Administration). Most listings state the date the deceased passed away, their place of residence at the time of their death, the size of their estate, and often the names of the individuals who served as executors to the estate, which can include wives, sons and daughters.

The Index is available through Ancestry Library Edition, available at many libraries, including the BCGS Walter Draycott Library.

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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