Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2011
The index to Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry wills available on the Staffordshire Name Indexes
website has been extended. It now covers 80 years, from 1650 to 1730, with around 60,000 names now indexed, an additional 30,000 people having been added. The index doesn’t just include Staffordshire people though, as the diocese then covered not only Staffordshire, but also Derbyshire, north Shropshire and north Warwickshire. The index is useful to both family and local historians as it can be searched by surname, place and date-range. You can find out more about the online wills index, or make a search, by following the link above.