==== Step 2. Identify when and where your ancestor died ====
Determine ''when'' your ancestor died. If
from the indexes you are not sure, use an approximate date.
Determine ''where'' your ancestor died. It is easier to find a probate record if you know whether the place where your ancestor lived or died is a [[P genealogical glossary terms|parish]]. To learn whether it is a parish, look it up in a gazetteer. Here is a link to the 1870 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' online: [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
If the latter, look that place up in the gazetteer and see if it is a parish.
Once you have identified the parish, go to '''Step 3'''.
==== Step 3. Cheshire's court jurisdiction ====