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Between 1871 and 1982 wills and probate records were kept only at the Surrogate Registrar’s Office in the courthouse of each judicial district. Since 1982, the following wills and probate records are being transferred to the Provincial Archives:{{Manitoba-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb| link1=[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]| link2=[[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba]]| link3=| link4=| link5=[[Manitoba_Probate_Records|Probate Records]]}}
== Online Records ==* Wills and probate records over 20 years old from courthouses outside the city of Winnipeg[https://www.* Wills and probate records over 60 years old from the Eastern Judicial District in Winnipegfamilysearch.org/search/collection/1987562 Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930]
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.== Introduction ==
A few Between 1871 and 1982 wills for and probate records were kept only at the period 1830–1870 can be found Surrogate Registrar’s Office in the “private papers” collections courthouse of the Provincial Archiveseach judicial district in Manitoba. Wills for some of Since 1982, the officers following wills and servants of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1763–1921, probate records are available on microfilm at being transferred to the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Provincial Archives, and National Archives of Canada. There is an alphabetical index to these wills.:
Court *Wills and probate records prior to 1870 are small in numberover 20 years old from courthouses outside the city of Winnipeg. They are located at the Provincial Archives *Wills and at the local courts. The Provincial Archives web page has information about which probate records are being transferred to over 60 years old from the archivesEastern Judicial District in Winnipeg.
For help finding local courthouse recordsA central alphabetical index, contact arranged by year, is maintained at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Winnipegcourt office. To have the index searched, or contact you must provide the name of the Provincial Archivesdeceased and the date of death.  Contact information In 1984 all indexes, wills, and probate files for both of these can the period 1882 to 1930 began to be found in microfilmed for use at the "Provincial Archives and Libraries" section.<br />
For further information Probate indexes from as early as 1870 to as late as 1984 (depending on the area) can also be found online at the [http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/probate/guide.html#sec1step2 Archives of Manitoba courts contact ]. Once the Attorney General’s Department estate file numbers are identified, many wills from 1871-1931 can be viewed in Winnipeg:the FamilySearch Manitoba Probate Records collection identified and linked below.
A few wills for the period 1830–1870 can be found in the “private papers” collections of the Provincial Archives. Wills for some of the officers and servants of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1763–1921, are available on microfilm at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Provincial Archives, and National Archives of Canada. There is an alphabetical index to these wills.  Court records prior to 1870 are small in number. They are located at the Provincial Archives and at the local courts. The Provincial Archives web page has information about which records are being transferred to the archives.  == Accessing the Records ==*'''1871 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1987562|Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images For help finding local courthouse records, contact the Court of Queen’s Bench in Winnipeg, or contact the Provincial Archives. Contact information for both of these can be found in the "Archives and Libraries" section.  For further information on Manitoba courts contact the Attorney General’s Department in Winnipeg:  '''Attorney General of Manitoba'''<br />Legislative Building<br />450 Broadway<br />Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8<br />Phone: 204-945-3728<br />Fax: 204-945-2517<br />Internet: http://www.gov.mb.ca/minister/minjus.html <br> '''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  *[[Manitoba Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|Manitoba Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]] {{Manitoba}}  [[Category:Manitoba, Canada]]

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