Ireland probate calendars

The National Archives of Ireland (www.nationalarchives.iehas a new catalogue up and running, and has uploaded probate calendars for the south from 1923-1982. The original version of the catalogue was virtually impossible to use, however, this has now been amended and works beautifully. As such, the previous user guide I had created on this page has now been removed, as there is thankfully no longer a need for it! To access the catalogue visit www.nationalarchives.ie/search-the-archives/

The annual summaries of wills are known as the Calendar of grants of probate of wills and letters of administration made in the Principal Registry and its district registries, with each year's entries looking something like the following:





Although the catalogue now works, it may still be easier to access them via the following direct links to the PDF files, as follows:

1923 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1923 1924 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1924
1925 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1925 1926 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1926
1927 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1927 1928 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1928
1929 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1929 1930 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1930
1931 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1931 1932 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1932
1933 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1933 1934 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1934
1935 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1935 1936 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1936
1937 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1937 1938 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1938
1939 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1939 1940 http://tinyurl.com/ireland1940

1941 http://tinyurl.com/1941-Ireland 1942 http://tinyurl.com/1942-Ireland
1943 http://tinyurl.com/1943-Ireland 1944 http://tinyurl.com/1944-Ireland
1945 http://tinyurl.com/1945-Ireland 1946 http://tinyurl.com/1946-Ireland
1947 http://tinyurl.com/1947-Ireland 1948 http://tinyurl.com/1948-Ireland
1949 http://tinyurl.com/1949-Ireland 1950 http://tinyurl.com/1950-Ireland
1951 http://tinyurl.com/1951-Ireland 1952 http://tinyurl.com/1952-Ireland
1953 http://tinyurl.com/1953-Ireland 1954 http://tinyurl.com/1954-Ireland
1955 http://tinyurl.com/1955-Ireland
1956 (A-K only) http://tinyurl.com/1956-Ireland
1957 http://tinyurl.com/1957-Ireland 1958 http://tinyurl.com/1958-Ireland
1959 http://tinyurl.com/1959-Ireland 1960 http://tinyurl.com/1960-Ireland

1961 http://tinyurl.com/1961-Ireland 1962 http://tinyurl.com/1962-Ireland
1963 http://tinyurl.com/1963-Ireland 1964 http://tinyurl.com/1964-Ireland
1965 http://tinyurl.com/1965-Ireland 1966 http://tinyurl.com/1966-Ireland
1967 http://tinyurl.com/1967-Ireland 1968 http://tinyurl.com/1968-Ireland
1969 http://tinyurl.com/1969-Ireland 1970 http://tinyurl.com/1970-Ireland 
1971 http://tinyurl.com/1971-Ireland 1972 http://tinyurl.com/1972-Ireland
1973 http://tinyurl.com/1973-Ireland 1974 http://tinyurl.com/1974-Ireland
1975 http://tinyurl.com/1975-Ireland 1976 http://tinyurl.com/1976-Ireland 
1977 http://tinyurl.com/1977-Ireland 1978 http://tinyurl.com/1978-Ireland
1979 http://tinyurl.com/1979-Ireland 1980 http://tinyurl.com/1980-Ireland
1981 http://tinyurl.com/1981-Ireland 1982 http://tinyurl.com/1982-Ireland  

By the way, each of the files is fairly large - I have downloaded them all, and the size in total is 3.21GB.

Once a calendar entry has been identified, use the application form at the bottom of this page -www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/wills-testamentary-records/ - but bear in mind you can't pay online for the copy of the will or letter of adminstration, sadly.


For the probate calendars for all Ireland from 1858-1920, visit www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie or https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1921305

Please note that the equivalent probate calendars for the district probate registries covering the counties of Northern Ireland, both before and after partition, from 1858-1965 are also available in database format at 
www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm.

Chris

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for that, Chris, it's very helpful to have all the files collated in one place. Hopefully see you on Saturday!

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  2. Chris thanks for creating the shortcuts.

    I was wondering if you might have some advice where I should look to locate the records and disposal for estates without a Will that where held 'Intestacy' ?

    Regards

    Jim

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    1. Hi Jim - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_Chancery_(Ireland) - it should give you an overview of the situation regarding Chancery north and south.

      Chris

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