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Title Notes 


Title based on contents of series.

Formerly Records of the Yukon Government, YRG 1, Series 11, Territorial Court Records, Estates.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 



Physical Description 


3.44 m of textual records

Scope and Content 


The series consists of individual estate files, which include wills; releases and transmission applications to transfer real property; certificates of administration; affidavits of relationship; and deeds to effect the transfer of real property, mining claims, chattels and other assets.

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Received from the Department of Justice in 1979.

Custodial History 


The records were stored at the Records Centre prior to transferral to Yukon Archives.

Restrictions on Access 


As per Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act.



In the Yukon, no court of probate existed apart from the Territorial Court. It was in this court that wills were proved and Letters of Administration were issued.



Estates were numbered consecutively; after 1947 it appears that a new numbering system was started.

Related Material 


A few estate files are found in the Annual / Sequentially numbered cases sub-series of the Cases series. See cases 11/38 (GOV 1429 f.8), 10/46 (GOV 1430 f.18), and 1/47 (GOV 1430 f.19).

Estate files are also contained in the Records of the Public Administrator.




Specific Location 


GOV 1444 - GOV 1471 (79/114) : Textual records

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