Series GR-2558 - Grand Forks Supreme Court letters probate

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Grand Forks Supreme Court letters probate

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  • 1944-1951 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Grand Forks)

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Originals, 2 cm

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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 letters probate created in the Supreme Court of Grand Forks between 1944 and 1976. The records are arranged chronologically by filing date, and are in bound volumes. The 1944-1951 volume is identified as volume 4, but volumes in container 831138-0001 - which are assumed to be volumes 5, 6, 7, and 8 - are unidentified. A typical record gives the date that the deceased's will was proved in court, the name of the deceased, the date of death, and the name of the person to whom estate administration was granted. The records also list the value of the estate. Records in this series provide evidence of the process through which wills are probated and processed in British Columbia.

The probate number for each individual is listed at the top of this form until 1975, when this practice ceases partway through the year. Along with the name, this number can be used to trace the probate file in GR-2793. Probate files often contain a copy of the deceased's will.

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Transferred from Ministry of Attorney General, 1985.
Records in container 831138-0001 were transferred from the Grand Forks court registry in January 2016.


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See GR-2793 for related probate and estate files.

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Accession number(s): G85-039, 83-1138

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  • Box: GR2558-0001