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- British Columbia. Supreme Court (Golden)
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In 1901 the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at the Town of Golden (the “Golden Registry”) by Order-in-Council 0008-1901, approved January 4, 1901.
Currently (to March 31, 2016) the Golden Registry of the Supreme Court continues as an active registry. As of 2016, the Golden Law Courts operate as a satellite of Cranbrook.
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The series consists of civil orders created in the Supreme Court in Golden between 1960 and 1991. Orders are a formal expression of the court’s will, and orders in this series cover a variety of issues, including adoption, probate and divorce.
The series is arranged by volume, and then by folio according to filing date. Some folios may not be clearly labeled, may not be filed chronologically or may have duplicated folio numbers. Each folio is labeled with a coded registry number. Some additional documents may be interfiled with numbered folios, such as affidavits. There is only one partial index for volume 4 included.
The dates listed in the file list are derived from the date on which the order was filed. Although the filing date for the majority of the records corresponds closely to when the order was issued, this is not always the case, and there are instances in which orders were filed months after being issued.
Originally the files were arranged in Shannon files based on volume number. For space and preservation reasons, the records have been placed in acid-free folders. Each volume was split into multiple folders, which are linked by volume number.
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- British Columbia. Supreme Court (Golden) (Subject)