Monday, 17 June 2013

Inquisitions Post Mortem

Issue 131 (July 2013) of Your Family Tree magazine hit the shops today. My article on medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem is featured in the Records Expert section and focusses on the way that this great resource can be used in genealogical research.

Inquisitions, which were held to report on the landholding of a deceased nobleman or gentleman, are brilliant for taking ancestors back through the generations. They were often held for the same deceased in a number of different counties and report on the landholding, terms of service and details of the heir. Read my article for more details!

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