Friday, 30 August 2013

More on English hosted Soldiers Wills collection

Audrey Collins has provided a good critique on the new Soldiers Wills collection launched yesterday (see by the English based HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

To read her comments on the new service visit

(With thanks to Audrey)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris, Audrey's comments are spot on with regard to the lack of information on the website, with not even a mention that only the years 1914 to 1921 are included in the initial launch. As I discovered, wills outside that period come up in results of a search but there is nothing to tell you that you cannot purchase the will presumably because it has not yet been scanned in. You are allowed to put it in the basket but when you proceed to check-out, the purchase fails with no explanation. I had assumed it was a browser problem but Audrey's comments explain all. I tried to send feedback but the email came back as undelivered. What is it with governments and IT projects?!

    Cheers, Roger