Series GR-1635 - Grand Forks Supreme Court cause books

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Grand Forks Supreme Court cause books

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  • 1900-1969 (Creation)

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Microfilm (neg.), 35 mm, 992 exp. [B09313(1), B09313(1)]
1 volume original

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The British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Grand Forks, known as the Grand Forks Registry, by Order-in-Council #0198-1900, dated April 10, 1900.

On 31 May 2002, Grand Forks court ceased full-time operation and operated as a temporary circuit court of Rossland between June and August 2002. It closed again, but re-opened as a permanent circuit court of Rossland on 5 February 2003. The successor to the Grand Forks Registry is the Rossland Court Registry.

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The series consists of four volumes of indexed cause books, created in the Grand Forks registry between 1900 and 1969. A typical cause book entry lists the style of cause, solicitors' names, nature of claim, and the dates of various proceedings in each case. The entry also provides the case file number. For Supreme Court cases, cause books are often used as a starting point for research. The cause books include information on adoption, divorce, chattel mortgages, and other civil proceedings.

The records are arranged by case number, and are also chronological.

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The volume in container 831000-0001 sustained some fire and water damage. The ink has run, and in some instances, the pages are stuck together.

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The volume in container 831000-0001 was transferred to the BC Archives by the Grand Forks registry in 2016.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): G84-142, 83-1000

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