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Indexes to plaint books

  • GR-2512
  • Series
  • 1897-1945

Indexes to County Court of East Kootenay plaint and procedure books, 1897-1900 (Donald); 1905-1945 (Cranbrook). The plaint and procedure books are found in GR-1832.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Greenwood Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-2088
  • Series
  • 1897-1949

The series includes probate files from Greenwood Supreme Court and County Court from 1897 to 1949. There is a file list for individual probate files covering 1927-1949. Various filing methods were used by the creator from 1897-1926. These earlier files were grouped together in Shannon files by the creator. Some files are arranged alphabetically and the rest by file number. This order has been maintained. Earlier files are divided into groups of probate files, intestate probate files, and probate files with will annexed. Some files may contain Supreme Court and County Court files mixed together.

The series also includes grants of letters probate and grants of letters of administration from 1899-1949 from the Supreme Court and County Court, including letters for intestate files and letters of administration from the Official Administrator. Some letters are labelled with file numbers that correspond to a probate file.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Greenwood)

Rossland County Court plaint and procedure books

  • GR-1631
  • Series
  • 1897-1976

The series consists of plaint and procedure books from the County Court of Rossland from, 1897-1976. There are notes regarding snowfall in the area, 1896-1903, inside the back cover of volume one. Books contain primarily civil matters, including some estate administration, as well as appeals and some criminal matters under the Speedy Trials Act.

Researchers should note that one page from the volume 6 defendant index was missed during microfilming. This page has been scanned and is included at the end of the PDF file list.

British Columbia. County Court (Rossland)


  • GR-2815
  • Series
  • 1935

Transcripts of 4 cases (Rex vs Max Hunger et al; Rex vs John Press; Rex vs William Condratow; and Rex vs Peter Queen) heard before C.H. Phillips, a Stipendiary Magistrate in and for the County of Kootenay.

British Columbia. Police Court (Corbin)

Registrar's record books

  • GR-2829
  • Series
  • 1906-1921

Registrar's record books for civil and criminal proceedings in both County and Supreme courts. Volume 1 is indexed, lists 15 constables active in 1911 for South East Kootenay Police District, gives a newspaper clipping describing the naturalization procedure and contains the following oaths: the King's Oath or Chicken Oath (used by Chinese), the Oath of Interpreter, Affirmation, Oath of Foreman in Civil Jury trials, Oath of Jurors, Oath of Stenographer, Japanese Oath, and the witnesses' oath in French and English. Volume 2 lists 14 constables active in 1916 in the South East Kootenay Police District and the oaths.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Attorney General correspondence

  • GR-1625
  • Series
  • 1907-1914

This series contains Cranbrook court registry correspondence with the Dept. of the Attorney-General. It includes some Magistrate's and Police court records.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Partnership declarations

  • GR-2803
  • Series
  • 1899-1949

Partnership declarations.

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)

Firm index book

  • GR-2833
  • Series
  • 1922-1929

Firm index book.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Supreme Court civil orders and reasons for judgment

  • GR-3637
  • Series
  • 1953-2001

The series consists of civil orders and judgments from the Supreme Court of Creston. The records date from 1953 to 2001. Orders and judgments are interfiled, and the series also includes divorces. Although most divorces are interfiled, the series also includes one file of divorce orders that were either removed from their original volumes or were maintained separately.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Creston)

Kimberley Provincial Police Court record books

  • GR-3847
  • Series
  • 1927-1950

The series consists of Kimberley Provincial Police Court record books from 1927-1950. Each book lists the date, name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of charge, costs, to whom costs paid, to whom fines paid, name of arresting officer, goal or lockup location, order or conviction, fines, term served, presiding magistrate signature, and remarks. Copies of receipts may be attached.

British Columbia. Police Court (Kimberley)

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2807
  • Series
  • 1897-1908

Plaint and procedure books: Volume 1: 1/1897-104/1900; Volume 2: 105/1900 - 135/1902: Volume 3: 1/1903 - 376/1908 (indexed) with naturalization lists on pages 7, 53, 71, 153, 253, 319, and 350.

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)

Minute book

  • GR-2808
  • Series
  • 1912-1926

Minute book from Supreme and County Courts at Greenwood.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Greenwood)

Greenwood Supreme and County Court orders

  • GR-2802
  • Series
  • 1912-1919

The series consists of a volume of indexed orders from the:
Greenwood Supreme Court, 1912-1916 (p.1-22)
Greenwood County Court, 1916-1919 (p.22-30).
An order is the document, filed in the court registry, which sets out the decision of the judge or master.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Greenwood)

Grand Forks Supreme Court civil case files

  • GR-2794
  • Series
  • 1900-1947

Civil case files with the exception of probate, divorce and adoption files which have been removed from this series and are filed separately.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Grand Forks)

Grand Forks County Court civil case files

  • GR-2798
  • Series
  • 1925-1944

Civil case files, 1925, 1927, 1941-1944 with the exception of probate/estate files (GR-2797) and appeals (GR-2799) which have been removed from this series and are filed separately.

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)

Firm declaration book

  • GR-2804
  • Series
  • 1896-1928

Firm declaration book (indexed) includes partnerships from Greenwood, Midway and Phoenix.

British Columbia. County Court (Greenwood)

Correspondence outward

  • GR-2805
  • Series
  • 1900-1916

Correspondence outward (indexed letterpress volume) from Grand Forks Supreme Court registrar, S.R. Almond.

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)


  • GR-2806
  • Series
  • 1903-1923

Assignments (indexed).

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)

Fine book

  • GR-0595
  • Series
  • 1894-1916

The series consists of a record book kept by the Magistrate's court at Midway, B.C. between 1894 and 1916. The earliest entries document decisions and fines levied by the Justice of the Peace within the Yale District or the County of Yale. They document cases heard at Midway, Osoyoos, Rock Creek, Grand Forks, Phoenix, Cascade and Greenwood and include details of the crime and the decision of J.P. which could include dismissal, fines or a jail sentence. Some of the cases were heard by a judge in a speedy trial and these decisions are noted as well.
The book also records licencing court decisions which dealt with applications by hotels for liquor licences. There is a separate index at the back of the book, arranged alphabetically by the name of the person brought before the court.

British Columbia. Magistrate's Court (Midway)

Record book

  • GR-2167
  • Series
  • 1902-1922

Registrar's record book, particularly for proceedings under the Naturalization Act.

British Columbia. County Court (Trout Lake)

Plaint and procedure book

  • GR-2426
  • Series
  • 1901-1929

Plaint and procedure book [see p.347 for 1901 case].

British Columbia. County Court (Trout Lake)

Record book

  • GR-2168
  • Series
  • 1892-1893

Registrar's record book for cases heard in Donald, Nelson, and Revelstoke under the Speedy Trials Act, 1892-1893; bench book for Revelstoke, 1911.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Cause book

  • GR-2469
  • Series
  • 1910-1913

Cause book.

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (New Michel)

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