NZ Probates Online

Will of James Harker 1901The New Zealand Probate records have been online for a while, but it is an on-going project between Archive NZ and FamilySearch so a press announcement has been made to tell us all that a million+ images are now online at the Family Search website.

It great to have the original wills freely available. A simple way to find those who left a will is to go to Archive NZ’s Archway search engine and do a search for a name. Once found check where the will is housed and then go to FamilySearch and see if that particular Court is on-line. If so, great you get to see the will free, if not you have 2 choices either pay $25NZ and buy a copy from Archives NZ who have a very efficient copy service or make a note and come back in a few weeks and see if it has gone on-line yet.

At the time of writing this post the wills that are available for viewing are from these courts.


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