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.