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== Getting Started: Step by Step  ==
 
== Getting Started: Step by Step  ==
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1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>
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2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>
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3. Contact or visit the Lichfield Record Office or, hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>
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4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records; then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the original wills and admons also on microfilm via any [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp centers] near you.<br>
  
 
== Indexes  ==
 
== Indexes  ==

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Getting Started: Step by Step

1. First search each index (see below) to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail cited in the indexed entry.<br>

2. Proceed to the "Probate Records Held in This Archive" (below) to determine what original probate records exist for this court. Also see "Probate Records of This Court in The Family History Library".<br>

3. Contact or visit the&nbsp;Lichfield Record Office or,&nbsp;hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf. Officials may send upon request a list of record searchers.<br>

4. Visit The Family History Library, or, one of its 4,500 satellite family history centers worldwide and search indexes to probate records;&nbsp;then with the information obtained from the index[es] you can search more quickly the&nbsp;original wills and admons also&nbsp;on microfilm via any&nbsp;centers&nbsp;near you.<br>

Indexes

The collection on microfilm includes a Calendar of wills, administrations and inventories.  A calendar is an index arranged first alphabetically by the beginning letter of a testator's surname and second by date.  

The British Index Library has published an index to wills for 1529-1652 for the peculiars deposited at Lichfield including Hartington. However, it is doubtful that it actually includes Hartington wills since no records apparently survive for this period.


Records

The original records are held at the Lichfield Record Office and they include:

  • Original wills, 1752-1858

The records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and through family history centers.  They include:

Jurisdiction

This court had primary jurisdiction in the parish of Hartington and chapelry of Earl Sterndale, and in the parishes of Buxton and Winster and the towns or villages of Biggin, Burbage, High Needham, Newham, and Newhaven.  The peculiar was under the superior authority of the Diocese of Lichfield.