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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[England Genealogy|England]] | link2=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngHerefordshire,_England_Genealogy|Herefordshire]] | link3=[[HerefordshireProbate Records|Herefordshire Probate Records]] | link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngCourt_of_the_Bishop_of_Hereford_(Episcopal_Consistory)|Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)]] }}{{breadcrumb| link1=[[Herefordshire Probate RecordsEngland Genealogy|England]]| link2=[[Worcestershire, _England_Genealogy|Worcestershire]]| link3=[[Worcestershire Probate Records|Worcestershire Probate Records]]| link4=| link5=[[Court_of_the_Bishop_of_Hereford_(Episcopal_Consistory)|Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)]]}}{{breadcrumb| link1=[[England Genealogy|England]]| link2=[[Gloucestershire, _England_Genealogy|Gloucestershire]]| link3=[[Gloucestershire Probate Records|Probate Records]]| link4=| link5=[[Court_of_the_Bishop_of_Hereford_(Episcopal_Consistory)|Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)]]''}}
== Step By Step ==
1.&nbsp;If you have not yet found an index reference for&nbsp;the&nbsp;probate record&nbsp;of your ancestor, [https://www.familysearch.org/ search]&nbsp;the indexes&nbsp;listed below.&nbsp; If you find a reference, write down each detail cited in the index entry.<br>2. Proceed to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.<br>3. Contact or visit the Herefordshire Record Office, or&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may be able to send a list of record searchers upon request. OR...<br>4. Visit The the[[Family History Library |Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, or one of its 4,500 satellite [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp [Introduction to Family History Centers|family history centers]] worldwide, and search indexes to the probate records.&nbsp; With the information obtained from&nbsp;an index, you can&nbsp;more quickly find the&nbsp;original&nbsp;records&nbsp;on microfilm and view or order the film.
== Indexes ==
==== Online Indexes ====
Here are some *'''1660-1858''' - Wills search on [httphttps://www.genukiherefordshire.orggov.uk/biginfo/eng200164/HEFherefordshire_archive_and_records_centre/ProbateRecords244/aboutwills_search Herefordshire.gov.uk].html indexes to this courtsIncludes ' wills onlineover 45,000 entries taken from the Hereford Diocese Probate Act Books 1700-1858 and Hereford Deanery Probate Act Books 1660-1858.] '
==== Printed and Published Indexes ====Here, with links on the GENUKI website, are some [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/ProbateRecords/about.html online indexes to this courts' wills.]
==== Printed indexes&nbsp;available at&nbsp;the Family History Library: and Microfilmed Indexes ====
*Index to wills proved in Printed indexes available at the Court of the Bishop of Hereford, 1444-1578, printed in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, FHL book 942 B2m series 5 volume 4.Family History Library and elsewhere:
The original and microfilmed records include indexes*Index to wills proved in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford, 1444-1578, printed in ''Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica'', FHL book 942 B2m series 5 volume 4. The Family History Library has *{{FHL|211004|title-id|disp=Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford 1442-1579}}; also on film copies . *{{FHL|1470489|title-id|disp=Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the following indexes: Commonwealth Period 1601-1656}}; also on film.
*[httpThe Family History Library has film copies of the following indexes://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns= *%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|566629&|title-id|disp=Probate+indexes+and+abstracts%2C+1662-++ Probate indexes and abstracts, 1662-1858] }} *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|343719&|title-id|disp=Episcopal+Consistory+Court+of+the+Bishop++ Episcopal Consistory Court of the Bishop of Hereford - Calendar of wills, 1700-1802] *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails}}&titleno=293346&disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Indexes to Original Wills &ampnbsp; Administrations] *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|293346&|title-id|disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Index to wills and inventories 1517-1663] }}*Index to Wills Proved in the Court of the Bishop of Hereford 1444-1578 *[http://wwwThe original and microfilmed records listed below also include indexes.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=211004&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+ Indexes available on film may be viewed at the+Bishop%27s+++ Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford 1442-1579[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]; also in or may be ordered for viewing through a [[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=211004&disp=Index+Introduction to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL&nbsp;bookFamily History Centers|family history center] *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1470489&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+++ Index to wills proved in the Bishop's Court of Hereford Before the Commonwealth&nbsp;Period&nbsp;1601-1656]; also in [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1470489&disp=Index+to+wills+proved+in+the+Bishop%27s+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL&nbsp;book]
If you find an index reference to the probate records of your ancestor, proceed to the 'Records' section below and follow the instructions.
== Records ==
To obtain a copy of the probate record of your ancestor, either visit or contact the archive which holds the original records or visit the [[Family History Library |Family History Library ]]or a [[Introduction to Family History Centers|family history center ]] and view the record on microfilm, as indicated below.
==== Archive Location ====
Records of this court have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake&nbsp;City and through the many family history centers world-wide.&nbsp;Click on a link below to find a film number:&nbsp;
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|293346&|title-id|disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Original Wills 1442-1836] }} *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|293346&|title-id|disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Registered Wills 1633-1858] }} *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|293346&|title-id|disp=Original+wills%2C+administrations+and+in++ Administrations &amp; Inventories 1662-1735/6] }} *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|301687&|title-id|disp=Probate+act+books%2C+1587-1638++ Act Books 1587-1858] }} *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|301753&|title-id|disp=Acts+of+office%2C+1407-1831++ Acts of Office 1407-1831]}}&nbsp;consist of all acts by the archdeacon. They are not all probate records.&nbsp; *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno={{FHL|566629&|title-id|disp=Probate+indexes+and+abstracts%2C+1662-++ Probate Indexes &amp;&nbsp;Abstracts 1662-1858]}}
Use the reference found in the index, such as the probate date and a page or folio number,&nbsp;to find the probate record on film.
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