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Return to the [[Hampshire Probate Records|Hampshire Probate Records]] page. 
== Location of These Probate Records Step By Step ==
'''Hampshire Record Office'''<br>'''Archives and Local Studies'''<br>'''Sussex Street''' <br>'''Winchester''' <br>'''Hampshire SO23 8TH''' <br>'''tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681'''<br>'''1. [httphttps://www.hants.govfamilysearch.ukorg/rh/hro/mailto#form=catalog First search] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.html Contact the Archives and Local Studies]'''
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.  3. Contact or visit the Hampshire Record Office, or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.  4. You can visit The[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any [[Introduction to Family History Centers|centers ]]near you. == Indexes == Surviving wills and admons to the&nbsp;Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford have to some extent been indexed with the following ones:  ==== Online Indexes ==== [http://www3calm.hants.gov.uk/archivesDServe/Search%20all.htm WebsiteHere] is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is a mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful to those searching Hampshire probate records.
Opening times:<br>Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm<br>Saturday, 9am-4pm<br>==== Printed and Published Indexes ====
== Historical Background ==Original Handwritten Indexes:
The Court of the Peculiar&nbsp;of Alverstoke with Gosport held jurisdiction over the parishes of Alverstoke and Gosport. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to provide 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the desired probate record, be sure to search the&nbsp;Consistory and Archdeaconry Courts of Winchester as well as the Prerogative Court of Lichfield and also the Archbishop of Canterburysmaller or peculiar courts.
<br>You can also visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes (see Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library's cataloged entries&nbsp;providing the microfilms so you can have them circulated to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp center]&nbsp;near you for searching the wills). The information obtained from the index[es] will help you&nbsp;more quickly search the wills and admons which can also be circulated on microfilm via any family history.
== Probate Indexes ==The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [[Introduction to Family History Centers|Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide.
Surviving wills and admons The&nbsp;Family History Library has a&nbsp;comprehensive microfilmed [index&nbsp;Cards] of probate records which pertain&nbsp;to theeach of Hampshire's peculiar probate courts--including&nbsp;Alverstoke's&nbsp;Court of for the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford have years from 1561 to some extent been indexed with the following ones: 1845.
=== Printed and Published Indexes ===The Hampshire Record Office&nbsp;also has a type manuscript index covering the years 1506-1645 next&nbsp;section below).
==== Online Indexes Records ====
[http://calm.hants.gov.uk/DServe/Search%20all.htm Here] is an online index from 1500's-1857. This is a mostly complete listing of all wills for this time period, and can be very helpful to those searching Hampshire probate records.==== Archives Location ====
==== Original Handwritten Indexes ====Hampshire Record Office<br>Archives and Local Studies<br>Sussex Street <br>Winchester <br>Hampshire SO23 8TH <br>tel 01962 846154, fax 01962 878681<br>[https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/contact Contact the Archives and Local Studies]
There is an index (manuscript) from 1516 to 1857 covering most if not all wills in Staffordshire including both the Consistory Court of Lichfield and also the smaller or peculiar courts[http://www3. hants.gov.uk/archives.htm Website]
==== Microfilmed Indexes at the Family History Library&lt;Opening times:<br&gt; ====>Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm<br>Saturday, 9am-4pm<br>
The indexes as listed in the above are also available in the collection of&nbsp;The Family History Library and they are on microfilm and may be circulated to each of its satellite Family History [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Centers]&nbsp;worldwide. ==== Archive Records ====
In additionAdd information about the manuscript, the Family History Library has a more comprehensive microfilmed [ set of Calendars] of probate printed and digital records which partially indexes the surnames (by first letter of surname only) available for the years from 1561 to 1845in this location.
The Hampshire Record OfficeOriginal Wills &nbspamp;has a type manuscript index for the years 15061561-1645 next&nbsp;section below).1771
== Searching for probates in this [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titlenoFamily History Library Records =354424&disp=Alverstoke+Peculiar+Court+original+wills++ court]. ==
ORIGINAL WILLS {{FHL|354424|title-id|disp=Original Wills &amp; 1561-1771 }}
<br>{{FHL|353135|title-id|disp=Register copy wills 1625-1637}}
== Strategies, Tips, Other? Jurisdiction ==
See The Court of the above Indexes or those available through Peculiar&nbsp;of Alverstoke with Gosport held jurisdiction over the Family History Library or its many family history centers worldwide for an index parishes of Alverstoke and Gosport. When a search of this courts’ probate records fails to provide the desired probate record, be sure to this courtsearch the&nbsp;Consistory and Archdeaconry Courts of Winchester as well as the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury. <br>
To view a list of parishes and their respective probate court jurisdiction, see the "Hampshire Parishes and Their Probate Jurisdictions" on the [httpsEngland://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hampshire_Probate_Records main pageHampshire] for Hampshire Probate Records.
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