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You can also continue to explore all our records here at Origins until early 2015.

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Over 500 years of Wills indexes to locate a will no matter where proved
Original probate documents available to purchase and view online
Key Irish records for overcoming obstacles in Irish research
Specialist British and London records
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Negotiate the labyrinth of over 300 pre 1858 probate courts with our probate jurisdiction maps.
The Gazetteer, published in 1895, includes over 25,000 entries plus maps of every county and plans of major cities.


The "census substitute" for mid-19th century Ireland. The first systematic valuation of all property, includes maps.
British and Irish galleries of rare vintage maps, books and other publications of interest to genalogy researchers.

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