can be a treasure trove of genealogical information. Hence my current fascination with
the England and Wales National Probate Calendar for 1858-1966. Probate
records are the legal documentation of the human stories of a family.
While the record confirms the date of death and (often) full name of the person
who has died, it also provides clues to their relationship to others in the
family, and their financial status at the time of their death.
The best thing I've found in the probate records (so far), is the index
listing of the Will of Elizabeth Huddleston (the great grandmother of
Archibald George Robert Tucker).