Inquests are conducted by coroners and are held to investigate the manner and cause of death

A brief overview of the major sources in our collection that relate to cemeteries.

A brief overview of the administration of the collection of death duties - Deceased estate files - and how to find the records.

Intestate: A person who dies without leaving a will.

This guide provides an overview of the Office of the Curator of Intestate Estates and a select list of related records series

A grant of probate is the authority given by the Supreme Court NSW to the executor(s) to deal with a deceased person's estate. The will in the Probate packet is considered by the Court to be the only legal document. Records in a Probate packet include: the last will and testament codicils (...

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The index records: inquest number, name, date, location and remarks note whether the person identified in the index is the deceased or is appearing as a witness in the inquest for 1796-1824 only.

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This index simplifies the process of searching several different deceased estates indexes by combining all indexes into one searchable database.

Devonshire Street Cemetery, 1902. All these graves had to be relocated to allow for the expansion of the Sydney Railway Station. Digital ID 17420_a014_a0140000258

This index is to the Devonshire Street Cemetery Reinterment Register. The Register covers details of remains, and in some cases monuments, from Devonshire Street Cemetery following its resumption to make way for the development of Central Railway Station.

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Intestate: A person who dies without leaving a will. This is a very large series of records comprising 964 boxes. The records have been indexed from 1821 to 1913: [6/3481-3910] (excluding boxes of miscellaneous papers) [10/27478-27949] and [6/26823-24, 6/26843-45].

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This index is for supplementary (early) probate records that are not part of the main probate series. It records the name, date, item number and page number. If you are looking for the main series of probate records (...

Photograph. Patrick Birmingham NRS 13340 1907 10-27753

Every now and then rare we find rare examples of collection items which may be described as 'treasures'. One example is the intestate estate file for a Mr Patrick Birmingham who died in 1907. Most of the records on this page are not typically found in intestate...

We bring you another video instalment from Archives Behind the Scenes. This week Coleen shows us the very popular Probate Packets.

These records contain the last will and testament of the deceased as well as administrative documents around the settling of the estate. The...