''[[England Genealogy|England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Genealogy|Somerset]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Somerset Probate Records]] '' Return to the [[ Somerset Probate Records]] page.
== Step By Step ==
[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog search ] each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.
2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".
3. Contact or visit the Somersetshire 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. Visit [[Family History Library|The 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
LDS Family History Centers|centers]] near you.
== Indexes ==
The surviving original records are deposited at:
http:// www. somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Record Office]
Tel: (0)1823 278805
archives@ somerset. gov.uk archives@ somerset. gov.uk]
==== Archive Records ====
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has very few original probate records for Somerset on microfilm. Most of the what the library has is various volumes of published abstracts. See the information found in the article on the [[Court of the Bishop of Bath & Wells (Episcopal Consistory)]].
Witham Friary was a peculiar probate court in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. It had jurisdiction over the parish of Witham Friary only.