Manitoba Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Probate records included in this collections include estate files, wills and letters of administration. These records may contain the following information:  
 
Probate records included in this collections include estate files, wills and letters of administration. These records may contain the following information:  
  
*Name of deceased
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*Name of deceased  
*Age at death
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*Age at death  
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
*Place of death
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*Place of death  
 
*Locality of death  
 
*Locality of death  
 
*Heirs of the estate of the deceased
 
*Heirs of the estate of the deceased
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
Information about using the records in this collection are found at the [http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/probate/faq.html#8 Archives of Manitoba]
 
 
'''Beginning Your Search'''
 
  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
 
*Ancestor's name  
 
*Ancestor's name  
*Place of ancestors death  
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*Place of ancestors death
  
===='''Search this Collection'''====
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==== Search this Collection ====
  
 
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Judicial District” ⇒Select the “Record Type” ⇒Select the “File or Volume Number Range and Year Range” which will take you to the images.  
 
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Judicial District” ⇒Select the “Record Type” ⇒Select the “File or Volume Number Range and Year Range” which will take you to the images.  
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Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
===='''Using the Information'''====
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==== Using the Information ====
  
When you have found the probate record of your ancestor, the following will help you further your research:
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When you have found the probate record of your ancestor, the following will help you further your research:  
  
*Use the age to calculate the approximate birth year
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*Use the age to calculate the approximate birth year  
 
*Record the names of the family members listed in the document, search for a birth record for each one of the family members.
 
*Record the names of the family members listed in the document, search for a birth record for each one of the family members.
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Information about using the records in this collection are found at the [http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/probate/faq.html#8 Archives of Manitoba]
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

Revision as of 00:50, 6 February 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains images of estate files, application books and indexes. The collection includes records from 1871-1930, although some indexes may cover years up to 1970.

Between 1871 and 1982 wills and probate records were kept only at the Surrogate Registrar’s Office in the courthouse of each judicial district in Manitoba. Since 1982, the following wills and probate records are being transferred to the Provincial Archives:

  • Wills and probate records over 20 years old from courthouses outside the city of Winnipeg.
  • Wills and probate records over 60 years old from the Eastern Judicial District in Winnipeg.

A central alphabetical index, arranged by year, is maintained at the Winnipeg court office. To have the index searched, you must provide the name of the deceased and the date of death. In 1984 all indexes, wills, and probate files for the period 1882 to 1930 began to be microfilmed for use at the Provincial Archives.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Surrogate Courts in Manitoba. Manitoba probate records. Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Probate records included in this collections include estate files, wills and letters of administration. These records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Locality of death
  • Heirs of the estate of the deceased

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Place of ancestors death

Search this Collection

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Judicial District” ⇒Select the “Record Type” ⇒Select the “File or Volume Number Range and Year Range” which will take you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have found the probate record of your ancestor, the following will help you further your research:

  • Use the age to calculate the approximate birth year
  • Record the names of the family members listed in the document, search for a birth record for each one of the family members.

Information about using the records in this collection are found at the Archives of Manitoba

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Canada, Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 22 August, 2012), > Central > Estate files > no 1-172, years 1884-1892 > Image 10 of 2983

A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog