The AGS maintains indices of surnames from 62 volumes of official wills that were probated in British Columbia (1860s to 1940). The volumes were donated to our Resource Centre after they were microfilmed. Each index is arranged alphabetically by surname. The BC Wills and Non-BC Will books are not available for public inspection.
Canada. We are indebted to Wayne W. Walker for making a copy of his Abstracts from the Court of Probate Records for Annapolis County, Nova Scotia available to us on the Internet. The Abstracts are available for download as a ZIP (compressed) file. The text is in ASCII text format which can be read by all word processors.
Probate estate files for the Judicial Districts of British Columbia. Records were created by either the County Court or the Supreme Court. Years vary by court and locality. Indexes exist for two districts, Vancouver and Victoria. The Victoria index is found in this record collection: British Columbia Wills, 1861-1939; Index, 1861-1981.
This index to all the people mentioned in women's wills and estate files in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada 1859-1900 includes heirs, executors, relatives, neighbours, witnesses, bondsmen, etc. It's a great way to learn more about Prince Edward County ancestors' relationships with one another.