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Offline emilypos

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Re: Online probate index Western Australia
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 August 20 14:24 BST (UK) »
I know there are some differences in State laws. In NSW any will is a public doc after probate. If you type in the deceased name to NSW State Records main page it will tell you if theres a will and often a few other things ( are a few gaps)  Do WA archives give  similar  access ?  This bloke d 22 years ago.  Their charges seem accessive too .

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Re: Online probate index Western Australia
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 03:04 BST (UK) »
Western Australia's State Records Office got back to me: "Our office does hold probate files (1832-1947) and probates indexes which extend up to 1993, but not after that period."

Our man died in 1998.

Thanks to everyone for your help anyway.

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Re: Online probate index Western Australia
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 12 August 20 07:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Geoff,
Wills are public docs   Probate usually takes  roughly 6 months. After that anyone can buy copy. You just need to find whose got copy. Sometimes this can be a challenge !

In Nsw  https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/probate-packets-wills-guide

State records have wills to 1975 . After  that  its  the NSW Supreme Court

Western Aus would have to have a similar system 
Is a lot of info in :

https://www.supremecourt.wa.gov.au/W/wills_probate.aspx

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