Series GR-3464 - Vernon Supreme Court wills

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Vernon Supreme Court wills

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  • 1986-1998 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vernon)

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1.5 m textual records

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In 1901, the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Vernon, in the Cariboo Judicial District, by Order-in-Council #0084-1901, (March 6, 1901) and effective April 1, 1901.

Currently (to March 31, 2016) the Vernon Registry of the Supreme Court continues as an active registry.

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The series consists of wills filed with the Vernon Supreme Court between 1986 and 1998.

The series is arranged chronologically and by will code. The will code generally consists of a two digit number representing the year in which the will was filed, followed by a slash and a sequential will number. A single file includes multiple wills and the file title provides the range of will numbers contained within each file.

The nominal probate index available in GR-1578 provides both the name of the deceased and the sequential code number. Using this number, it is possible to locate the appropriate will file. Not all individuals listed in the probate index had wills.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Justice in January 2016.


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Associated materials

  • See GR-1578 (Vernon Supreme Court probate/estate files) for probates and nominal index.
  • For Vernon Supreme and County Court grants of letters probate, please see GR-3728

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Accession number(s) : 83-1749

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