Abbie Lee Black

Abbie L. Black is an Assistant Genealogist working on the European Team at ProGenealogists,’s official research firm. Abbie received her degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis on British research and paleography. She is currently working towards receiving her certification from The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. For more information on ProGenealogists, please visit

Probate in the United Kingdom: An Overview

Posted by Abbie Lee Black on April 18, 2014 in Research, Website

After finding your ancestors in civil registration, census records, and parish registers, there are many different record types that are widely available for the UK. When I’m doing research, I usually look for probate records, and specifically wills, of my ancestors at this stage in the research process.   UK Wills and Probate Before 1858 Read More