NZ Wills Collection expanded

NZ Wills

Thanks to for the newsflash that FamilySearch has added another 384,000 images to it’s New Zealand Probate Collection 1878 – 1960.

Tracing wills in NZ isn’t a straight forward business as they are kept in a number of different locations and there is no central index to where they are held or who left a will. Therefore having this collection which comprises the wills held by Archives New Zealand is a great help. The images are available for viewing free of charge, but first you will need to visit and undertake a name search, then with the probate file number attached to that name you can then head for Familysearch and locate an image of the will. Wills are great documents for adding information to your family history so it is well worth the trouble to locate them.

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