A rare find in the #archives is this small locket. It was found among the Intestate papers of Charles Thompson Dunbar.

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In this episode of Archives Behind the Scenes, Martyn shows us the treasure trove of information that you can find in deceased estate files.

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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

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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].

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...