Unindexed Probates Online
Some probate files have been uploaded to FamilySearch but are yet to be indexed, meaning that they are not searchable by name. Follow these steps to find unindexed probates:
Obtain the record number and year from Archway, making a note of the Court e.g. Auckland. The record number may be in the format P712/1927.
- Click on the Court e.g. Auckland
- The probates are currently filed by their year and record number. Scroll down to the year of the probate you want (1927 in this example), and then select the range that includes the ‘rec’ number from Archway (712 in this example).
- Scroll through the images to find the probate you want. You may wish to guess the approximate position from the file number range, and enter that into the image number box at the top of the screen.