Records can be searched using the database. The main exception is the actual a copy of the judge's decision which is amply available via multiple online sources. For example, criminal, family, bankruptcy and probate files, and those civil files that have an publication ban, are not generally accessible - or at least not in full. Browse by year for Babys Most Chosen Names in British Columbia. The pages from the 1886 edition are available online on website. Although sometimes only the year is indicated, that is still a vital clue to further research.
The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. The court keeps a record about what goes on at court hearings. Vire carefully opens the paper records and scans them into a computer. The Canadian National Archives has selected church records, including original records, transcripts of records, and microfilm copies of records. A probate file is not always registered in the indexes within the first few months after the death of the individual.
Probate records before 1930 are usually at provincial archives, with microfilm copies at the appropriate court. A microfilm technician picked up the ones after the 1930s. To find a census record, you must know the approximate location of the family's home at the time of the census, because the returns are organized by towns, townships, and counties, with large cities listed independently. The can be used to determine where an estate was probated and the file location at the Archives of Manitoba. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. Those less than 25 years old are located at the individual. The records Vire was looking for had been found, though no one really realized they had been lost.
It is best to contact the National Archives to see what records for a particular period exist. Deaths are recorded in or in. This service currently contains information on any probate province wide from January 2004. They indicate that the earlier records are due to late registration i. British Columbia Archives and Records Service, Victoria. If the records are not there, then they are at the court registry that processed the divorce. Public Access to Court Files Court files contain many different documents about a legal matter.
Vire's work over the past 17 years and the work of other volunteers has given the community easy access to decades of previously missing probate records, which concern wills and estates and guardianships and the treatment of those with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. Entries provide name, whether by probate or letters of administration P or A , duty paid, and remarks sometimes date of death, speci. At the current time i. Search the British Columbia Public Service Agency for current and new job opportunities. For information about contacting any of the provincial archives, see Canadian provincial archives below. .
British Columbia Online Databases This chart shows links to province-wide collections. Land records related to later transfers of land from one individual to another are in the provincial land offices and archives. She went through the available microfilm at Willard Library. Description Images of will indexes and wills. There is no central place for court records, so you will have to contact the courthouse where the probate took place. In general, these patents and deeds do not give much information beyond the location of the land and the name of the individual to whom the land was granted.
However, records of veterans deceased for twenty or more years are open to the public. Their last name was Wilson, but it looked more like Wilnose in their signatures. These census records can be great places to build up your family tree. Look for your ancestor's name and look for the will number by their name. Orders from Supreme and County courts have frequently been interfiled together. To be eligible to conduct a Search of Wills Notice for a person who is living, you must be the person themselves or a lawyer.
British Columbia's Privacy Laws Under the province's privacy laws, British Columbia vital records cannot be released which are of a private and sensitive nature for specified periods of time after their occurrence. Requests for copies of court records may also be made remotely to some court registries e. It does not provide transcripts or details of the court cases, but it does tell you which spouse petitioned for divorce, when and where both spouses were born, who their fathers were, what their occupations were at the time of the petition, and so on. If you can manage a visit there, it might save you some leg work contacting a far away courthouse. Often the size of the estate determined which court held jurisdiction. Requires registration and a fee for each search.
For information about contacting the Canadian National Archives, see Canadian National Archives below. In addition, they often give information such as parents' or children's names, occupation, place of residence, and age. I have found this series very helpful and interesting. If you are unsure, both Family Search Wiki and Library and Archives Canada suggest getting a search done by the Succession Duties Department. Once you've located the correct registry, you may contact them with your document request query via two methods: a.