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Known Issues

Question #1: Many records seem to be missing. For example, where can I see the 1921 Blenheim Probate records?
Answer #1: Some groups of images were mistakenly omitted when the record collection was added to the Historical Records. At the moment, they are not available to be viewed online and there is no microfilm of these records.

Question #2: I find records where the Event Date is the date of the Will even though the record says the Event is a probate. Which is correct?
Answer #2: When the indexing was done, the probate date was not consistently entered. The date recorded could be the date of the Will, the death date or the date of the Probate. You will be able to determine which date is recorded by looking at the record image.

Question #3: Do the browse point dates accurately reflect the contents of the records?
Answer #3: Not always. The following is a list of known discrepancies:

  • Hokitika District Supreme Court > Probates 1884-1886 rec 232/84-307/86 contains records through Nov 1887 along with some 1888 and 1894 records (see images 6, 50 and 950)

Question #4: The wrong image is linked to the index record. How can I see the correct record?
Answer #4: To locate the correct image, take note of the court and court number. For example Timaru Supreme Court, Record number TU4597/1938. Go back to the main search page and click on browse through the record. Select the appropriate court and look for the browse point which includes the record number. The records are in sequential order so browse forward to the correct record.

Question #5: There are instances where I find a record that says there are several images but when I click on “View Document” I can only view the first page. How can I see the remaining pages?
Answer #5: There are some records that cannot be shown due to privacy restrictions. At this time, the remaining images are not available.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at <a href=""></a>.. Please include the following information:

  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
    For example: New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991 > Blenheim > Probates 1894-1896 rec 0264, 0270, 0239-0290 > Image 26 or 662.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

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