Series GR-3716 - Vanderhoof Supreme and County Court orders and reasons for judgment

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Vanderhoof Supreme and County Court orders and reasons for judgment

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GR-3716

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  • 1977-2002 (Creation)

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60 cm textual records

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On January 9, 1975, the British Columbia government approved and ordered OIC # 0091-1975, which disestablished the registries of both the County Court and Supreme Court established at Vanderhoof, effective 1975 April 1. The same order applied to the County Court and Supreme Court registries at Kaslo and Lillooet.

On February 27, 1975, the British Columbia government approved and ordered OIC # 0803-1975. This ordered that the previous order, OIC # 0091-1975, be amended, revoking its application to the registries of the Supreme Court and of the County Court established at Vanderhoof (and at Lillooet).

All County Courts were merged into the Supreme Court on July 1, 1990.

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On January 9, 1975, the British Columbia government approved and ordered OIC # 0091-1975, which disestablished the registries of both the Supreme Court and County Court established at Vanderhoof, effective 1975 April 1. The same order applied to the Supreme Court and County Court registries at Kaslo and Lillooet.

On February 27, 1975, the British Columbia government approved and ordered OIC # 0803-1975. This ordered that the previous order, OIC # 0091-1975, be amended, revoking its application to the registries of the Supreme Court and of the County Court established at Vanderhoof (and at Lillooet).

The Vanderhoof court ceased full-time operation on 31 July 2002, but re-opened as a circuit court of Prince George on 3 October 2002 with sitting days starting 5 November 2002. The successor to the Vanderhoof Registry is the Prince George Registry.

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The series consists of civil orders and reasons for judgment created by the Supreme and County courts of Vanderhoof between 1977 and 2002. Orders from Supreme and County courts have frequently been interfiled together. The records deal with a variety of civil matters, including adoption, divorce, granting of letters probate, and foreclosures. Civil orders represent the formal expression of the court’s will, whereas the reasons for judgment provide the rationale for the court’s decision. The series includes a number of certified copies of probates, the originals of which are awaiting transfer to the BC Archives as of September 2018. These probates date to the 1990s and early 2000s.

Records in this series were arranged in various ways, including by court registry file number and by volume and folio number. In some instances, the folio and volume number have been reversed on the orders themselves.

Records have been managed and retained under the Court Services ORCS (schedule 100152) 51400-25.

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The records were transferred from the Vanderhoof court registry in January 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) : 83-0543

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Records in this series were originally housed in binders. For preservation purposes, the records have been removed from the binders and placed in acid-free folders. This has resulted in some shifting of the records so that boxes were not half-empty. Researchers are strongly encouraged to consult the BC Archives file list rather than any original file lists that they may have copies of, as the box number for any given file may have changed.

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