Prince Edward Island Ancestors: Looking for Ancestors in Probate Records on Family Search

 Thanks to the pandemic, travelling to Archives has been severely restricted. This makes finding online sources to search all the more important. Some provinces already had a good online presence pre pandemic, while others did not. If the pandemic has been good for one thing, it\’s been making Archives and Museums rethink their strategies. FamilySearchContinue reading “Prince Edward Island Ancestors: Looking for Ancestors in Probate Records on Family Search”

Saskatchewan Ancestors: Browsing Court Records on Family Search

If you have Saskatchewan ancestors, then you know that finding good sources on line can be difficult. In my own limited experience with Saskatchewan resources, I have unfortunately found that this province is far behind others in availability. Now to be fair, a lot of it has to do with privacy laws. Saskatchewan is aContinue reading “Saskatchewan Ancestors: Browsing Court Records on Family Search”

52 Ancestors Week 10: Records for Spinster Aunts and Bachelor Uncles

We get so caught up looking at our direct lines that we don\’t always look at our ancestors\’ siblings. There\’s almost certainly siblings who didn\’t marry, or married and didn\’t have children. With no direct descendants, their stories get lost, and that\’s a shame. We\’re always looking for interesting ancestors, and sometimes these forgotten ancestorsContinue reading “52 Ancestors Week 10: Records for Spinster Aunts and Bachelor Uncles”

52 Ancestors: Week 9 – The Canadian Court System and where to find records

Week 9 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks has the prompt \”At the Courthouse\”. If you\’re new to Canadian research, it is important to know a little about the Canadian Court System to find the records you need. There are two main court systems that genealogists concern themselves with. The Provincial/ Territorial Courts, and theContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 9 – The Canadian Court System and where to find records”

Probate Records Part 7: The Territories and some Final Tips

In this last segment, we\’re going to take a look at The Canadian Territories. The YukonProbate in the Yukon used to be handled by the Territorial Court. Today it is handled by the Yukon Supreme Court. It sits mainly in Whitehorse, but does travel to other communities if needed. The central registry for Supreme CourtContinue reading “Probate Records Part 7: The Territories and some Final Tips”

Probate Records Part 6: Alberta and British Columbia

In this installment of Probate Records, we\’re going to look at sources in Alberta and British Columbia. If you missed the earlier installments, you can find them here: Part 1: An introduction to the records Part 2: Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island Part 3: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Part 4: Quebec and Ontario PartContinue reading “Probate Records Part 6: Alberta and British Columbia”

Probate Records Part 5 – Manitoba and Saskatchewan

In this series of blog posts, we are travelling west across Canada looking at probate. This post we\’re looking at Manitoba and Saskatchewan. If you\’re just joining in, you an find earlier posts here: Part 1 gives a short overview of probatePart 2 looks at Newfoundland and Prince Edward IslandPart 3 looks at Nova Scotia andContinue reading “Probate Records Part 5 – Manitoba and Saskatchewan”

Probate Records Part 4: Quebec and Ontario

The past few posts we\’ve been travelling across Canada looking at sources for Probate Records. Part 1 gave a brief overview of the records, Part 2 talked about Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, and in Part 3 we talked about Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This post we\’re looking at Quebec and Ontario. Both provinces are unique compared toContinue reading “Probate Records Part 4: Quebec and Ontario”

Probate Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

This is the third in a series of posts about Probate Records. In Part 1 I gave an quick overview of Probate Records and what information they can give us. In Part 2 we looked at Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Now we\’re going to look at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Nova ScotiaFrom what I could find, thereContinue reading “Probate Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”

Probate Records Part 2: Newfoundland and PEI

Last post we talked about the information you can get from.a probate file. Most of Canada follows English Common Law\’s process of probate and administration. The FamilySearch Wiki has a good tutorial of the process here.This post, we\’re going to look at how to get probate/administration records in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. NewfoundlandIt was not mandatory thatContinue reading “Probate Records Part 2: Newfoundland and PEI”