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03 January 2014

How Many Courts?

In some local jurisdictions, during some time periods, there may have been multiple courts that each heard specific types of cases. Make certain you have searched the records of all courts in the location--not just one.

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  1. For those of you who might be looking for estate files (wills) in Ontario, Canada, you need to consider several things. If the person died prior to 1858 and had property/possessions in more than one jurisdiction, a will would likely be found in the Probate Court Records. If the person died prior to 1858 and had property/possessions in one jurisdiction, a will would likely be found in the Surrogate Court. After, 1858, wills would be found in the Surrogate Court. If a will isn't found in any of these places, check out the land records. If land was involved and no probate took place, a copy may appear in those records.

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