The index covers Duty Paid Files and the "Z Series" files for 1880-c.1923. We are indexing the Pre-A series which covers the years 1923-1939.
- Entries in the index: c.130,000
- Record series in the index: NRS 13341 ("Z Series" and "Pre A Series"), NRS 13343, NRS 13344, NRS 13345, NRS 13346
A note about the Index
The index was compiled from Indexes to registers of deceased estates and not from the lists of files in our collection. There may be entries in the index for which a file has not survived. If the file requested for copying has not survived the payment will be refunded.
Viewing the files in the reading room
Duty Paid Files
When you have located an entry take a note of the Date Duty Paid and bring this date with you to the Reading Room. The Date Duty Paid will allow staff to locate surviving files using the item lists. You can also check the item lists, arranged by the Date of Duty Paid, to identify the container (box) in which the file should be stored. We cannot determine whether the file has survived until the container is checked.
Z series files
When you have located an entry with a 'Z' number in the item column, record both the 'Z' file number and the [20/-] item number. This is enough information to request the file in the Reading Room. We cannot determine whether the file has survived until the container (box) is checked.