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Winnipeg Surrogate Court probate books




ATG 0022A


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


276 volumes


Scope and Content 


Series consists of instruments issued by the Surrogate Court in Winnipeg authorizing the administration of the estate of a deceased person. Instruments include: the grant of probate (issued to register the will of the deceased and the executor named in the will. A copy of the will is sometimes included with the grant of probate); letters of administration (issued to appoint someone to administer the estate of the deceased, when an individual dies without leaving a will (intestate)); letters of administration with will annexed (are issued to appoint someone to administer the estate of the deceased, when an individual dies leaving an informal document proporting to express his/her wishes); and special grants (issued by the court for a variety of reasons including when the estate is very small; when ancillary orders are made subsequent to the original orders of the court; or in matters of guardianship).

Chronologically; bound by type of instrument.


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records transferred to Archives under records schedule.


Related Material 


For corresponding estate files, see ATG 0025A.

For regional probate books, see J 0289.

For application registers and central index see A 0117.

For application books see A 0067.




This series was discontinued in 1974, when the practice of filing instruments on the estate files began.




Further accruals are not expected.


Entity or entities that created these records

These records were created by the following Manitoba government entity or entities. Click on the name of the entity for information about this entity and other records it created.

1873-1880 :

Court of Queen's Bench in Probate

1881-1973 :

Surrogate Court


How to proceed

These records may be consulted in the Archives Research Room. Consult the listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

Click on the relevant accession below to view an online list of these records.

Accession NumberExtentDatesMore Info.
GR0549 188 volumes 1873-1959
GR3744 84 volumes 1953-1973
GR9440 4 volumes 1899-1913


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