The Deceased Estates, Intestate and Probates indexes include:
• Deceased Estate Files 1880-1923. This index, to the records covering death duties, contains 130,000+ entries from the index to registers of deceased estates. This ongoing project currently covers 1887-1923 with entries being added as they become available.
• Intestate Estate Case Papers. These records relate to those individuals who did not leave a will. The index currently covers the years 1821-1910.
• Probate Packets for 1817-May 1873 (Series 1), 1873-76 (Series 2), 1876-c.1890 (Series 3), 1914-1918 (Series 4-67547 to Series 4-99142) and between c. 1928 to 1976 (Series 4-152150 to Series 4-828673) and part of 1989 (100001/1989-103050/1989) are listed in Archives Investigator. These can be name searched using Archives Investigator. Click on Simple Search, enter the name (add the word death after the name) in the Keyword box, then select Using 'all words' . The series number, item, name, exact death date and date probate was granted are returned. This information can be used to order Probate Packets from SRNSW (fee applies). See Archives in Brief 84 - Probate Packets for further information.
• Probate - Early Records. This index is for supplementary probate records that are not part of the main probate series. It records the name, date, item number and page number. The index to the main probate series is available on microfiche 1800-1985. See Archives in Brief 84 - Probate Packets for further information.