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= Probate Records<br> =
Westray was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Orkney &amp; Shetland until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Kirkwall.&nbsp; Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.] You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills &amp; Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog -search catalog&nbsp;] for the 'Place-names' of Orkney and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Orkney &amp; Shetland.<br><br>The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Orkney. Look in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog -search catalog&nbsp;] for the 'Place-names' of Orkney and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.' <br><br>Read more about [[Scotland Probate Records|Scotland Probate Records.]]<br>
<br>Return to Orkney [[Orkney, Scotland Parishes|parish list.]]<br><br>
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