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 (...

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. 


We hold probate packets for the years 1800-1976 in our Collection. This webinar shows you how to find a probate packet and why they are so useful for research.

Tips and techniques to find all the details of NSW probate records.

Probate packets hold the last will and testament, codicils (additions or revocations to the will) or letters of administration. Other documents include an inventory of assets of the estate; affidavits of death and papers produced by the executor.

Not digitised

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 (...

Probate for John Marzagora. NRS-13660-1-[14/3196]-Series 1_874

This #oddjob was found in the Probate Packet for John Marzagora (aka Massagora) who listed his occupation as bird stuffer.

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