Dec 22, 2008

NEW PROBATE AND SHIPPING INDEXES

SHIPPING INDEXES

The Public Records Office of Victoria and their volunteers have been busy updating the outwards immigration index the next instalment being for years from 1887-1896 which includes another 290,348 names to the index. Total range now from 1852 to 1896 with 797,460 outward passengers named. This index will continue to be indexed and the series will end in 1923.

PROBATE INDEXES

The first stage of the index to probates in Victoria covering the years 1841-1925 is now online and allows researchers to search for wills and probates by family name, place, occupation and date which then links to the record and digitised image of the will and/or probate file, however not all wills and probate files have been digitised at this stage. Both shipping and probate indexes are available online at Public Records Office Victoria