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British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)
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Nanaimo Supreme Court divorce case files

  • GR-2560
  • Series
  • 1900; 1912

Series consists of three divorce case files from the Nanaimo Supreme Court from 1900 and 1912.

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Nanaimo Supreme Court wills

  • GR-4143
  • Series
  • 1986-1991

The series consists of original wills probated between 1986 and 1991 in the Nanaimo Supreme Court registry.

The wills are arranged by probate number, which can be found by using the index associated with GR-2213. Not all probate records have an accompanying will. The records were scheduled for full retention under Court Services ORCS (schedule 100152) 51460-30.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-2213
  • Series
  • 1881-1948, 1949-2005

The series consists of probate/estate files from the Supreme and County courts from Nanaimo and district.

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Nanaimo Supreme Court cause books

  • GR-2028
  • Series
  • 1887-1948

Series consists of cause books from the Nanaimo Supreme Court from 1887-1890 and 1894-1948. Cause books provide the framework for Supreme Court civil action cases and may include the names of parties, the dates when proceedings occurred, and can be used to determine volume and folio numbers for locating final orders and/or judgements. Cause books were used by the courts until approximately the mid-1970s. They are often the only source of information for divorces that were not finalized since no final order would have been granted and case files are destroyed.

Original records were destroyed after microfilming. Retrieve records using microfilm reels The records were scheduled for retention under Court Services ORCS (schedule 100152) 53200-20.

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Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's record book

  • GR-2125
  • Series
  • 1897-1914

The series is a registrar's record book from the Nanaimo Supreme Court, kept between March 1897 and October 1914.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's assize record book

  • GR-2301
  • Series
  • 1888-1912

Series consists of one Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's assize record book for 1888 to 1912.

Original textual records were destroyed after microfilming. Use microfilm copy.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court Assize Court calendar

  • GR-2144
  • Series
  • 1916-1923, 1926-1964

Series consists of an Assize Court calendar created between 1916-1923 and 1926-1964 by the Nanaimo Supreme Court. Under the Assize System, hearings/trials are scheduled to be heard during a 1 or 2 week sitting of the court.

The records were scheduled for full retention under Court Services ORCS (schedule 100152) 53200-20.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's assize record books

  • GR-2295
  • Series
  • 1923-1960

Series consists of Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's assize record books for 1923-1960.

Original textual records were destroyed after microfilming. Use microfilm copy.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court Registrar's assize record books

  • GR-3075
  • Series
  • 1881-1888

The series consists of two registrar's assize record books. One dates from December 1882 to July 1884, and the second dates from 1887 to possibly 1888. The first volume was kept by the registrar (Marshall Bray) and served as a minute book, bench book and record book. It includes several Petit and Grand Jury lists. The second volume was not kept by Bray, but was presumably kept either by his successor or another courts employee working in a similar capacity.

Both volumes include a great deal of witness statements concerning particular cases. Many of the cases deal with Chinese or Indigenous residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding area. The statements are frequently lengthy and often appear to have been recorded verbatim. There are notes regarding translations.

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