This application provides a fully searchable index to the will calendar entries for the three District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry, with the facility to view the entire will calendar entry for each successful search. The database was enhanced as of March 2014 and now covers the period 1858-1965.
Unfortunately the original wills from these District Probate Registries were lost in 1922 when the Public Record Office of Ireland in Dublin was destroyed. Nevertheless, transcribed copies of wills were kept by the individual District Registries in bound volumes which were not transferred to Dublin: instead these came to be held by PRONI. To aid further research, PRONI has digitised these wills, copies are available to view for each District Registry for the following years:
If you see an 'image' icon next to an entry on the will calendars application, simply click on this to see the full content of a will as recorded by the District Registry. 93,388 will images are now available to view in this way.