British Columbia Probate Records

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Probate Records

Wills and probate files for British Columbia, up to 1981, are in the custody of the:

British Columbia Archives
PO Box 9419, Stn. PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC
V8W 9V1

The BC Archives has a Probate Case Files Guide 1861-1981 and a Wills guide 1861-1981.
Internet: http://www.bcarchives.bc.ca

Records after 1981 are held by the:

Court Registry
Ministry of the Attorney General
850 Burdett Avenue, Room 205
Victoria, BC
V8W 1B4
Internet: http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/general/guides/ag_prob.htm

Family History Library

The Family History Library has probate wills (1861–1939), indexes (1861–1981), and estate files (1881–1927).
Internet: www.familysearch.org

Abbotsford Genealogical Society

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society has an on-line index to BC Wills, including wills from the 1860s to about 1940 and also an on-line index to 'stray' wills for 2620 wills registered in British Columbia by non-residents (strays) during the time period 1864 to 1939.

Internet http://www.abbygs.ca