Series GR-1586 - Vancouver Supreme Court divorce indexes

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Vancouver Supreme Court divorce indexes

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  • microform

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GR-1586

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  • 1893-1976 (Creation)

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Microfilm (neg.), 16 mm [B06267(1)], 1893-1947
Originals 1.28 m (15 vols)

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The series consists of indexes for divorce records from the Supreme Court of Vancouver. Microfilmed volume 1 consists of indexes for 1893 to 1922, volume 2 for records dating from 1923 to 1939, and microfilmed volume 3 indexes records from 1940 to 1947. Textual records consist of indexes from 1948 to 1976.

For the years 1948-1957, the index is searchable by either the name of the plaintiff or that of the defendant. The index then lists the corresponding number in the cause book. The index also sometimes provides the volume and folio number for the divorce order. Between 1958 and 1972, the indexes are searchable only by plaintiff name. The indexes for 1973 to 1976 are again straight alphabetical listings of both the plaintiff and defendant, and provide the corresponding number in the cause book.

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Records in accession 83-1603 were transferred from the court registry in March 2004.

Microfilmed records were transferred from the Vancouver Court registry in 1986.

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Microfilmed and textual records have no access restrictions. Records stored on microfiche require special retrieval and may not be immediately available.

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Associated materials

GR-1507 and GR-1608.
For divorce cause books, please see GR-3737..
Indexes in accession 83-1603 refer to cause books in GR-3737.

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Accession number(s) : 83-1603, 94-8205; G84-177; G86-028

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