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Searching for Wills and Administrations before 1858 - contd.

Indexes at the Society of Genealogists

The Society of Genealogists in London is probably the best place to search efficiently over a wide range of indexes.

The library at the Society contains an extensive range of indexes to will records. It has published a directory of its holdings of will indexes, which is well worth consulting: this is Newington-Irving, Will Indexes and Other Probate! Material in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. A small charge is made for visiting the library.

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road , London
Telephone: 020 72518799
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Indexes at the Family History Centres

Many of the indexes to wills that have been published, whether on paper or microfilm, can be consulted at the Family Record Centres of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). There are a number of these centres throughout the UK. You can find the one nearest you by contacting:

The Genealogical Society of Utah
British Isles Family History Service Centre
185 Penns Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands B76 BJU

The indexes you require may have to be ordered in advance so you should make an appointment to do your search.

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