Agency VA 2620
Registrar of Probates, Supreme Court
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Date Range: Circa 1960 - cont
 
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The Registrar of Probates was established as a separate office in 1960. Between 1948 and 1960 the Registrar had received direction from the Master of the Supreme Court (VA 2613). The Registrar's function is to administer the granting of probate and the administration of the estates of deceased persons where such grants are uncontested. Contested estates are decided by the Court. The Registrar also assists persons to obtain probate or letters of administration in relation to the estates of deceased persons where the value of the property does not exceed a stipulated amount.

The history of the Registrar prior to 1948 is subject to further research.

Location of Records

For records of the Registrar of Probates Supreme Court and the preceding agencies see list below and List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 2.2.3
 
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    PROVguide070 Wills and Probate Records
    PROVguide068 Wills and Probate Records from 1926
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1853 - 1992 Wills VPRS 7591 North Melbourne Open
2009 - cont Probate and Administration Files (CourtView) VPRS 17379 North Melbourne Open
By 1909 - cont Non-Issued Probate Applications VPRS 7933 North Melbourne Open
By 1981 - 1992 Index to Probates and Administrations Issued (Microform copy of the Probate Index and VPRS 262) VPRS 3340 Other Open
Circa 1841 - 2009 Probate and Administration Files VPRS 28 North Melbourne Part Open
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1960 - cont Probate and administration VF 461
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1960 - cont Courts VRG 4