4M new images for Australia added to FamilySearch


19 May 2021
Four million new digital images from Australia, Victoria Wills, Probate and Administration Files 1841–1926, have been added to the FamilySearch genealogy website.

This is a new collection comprising 2,167 indexed records and 3,998,555 digital images. 

Victoria Wills, Probate and Administration Files 1841–1926

The collection consists of wills, probate and administration files from the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV), North Melbourne, Australia. 

You can search the records by:

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  • Name
  • Life event (eg birth, marriage, death)
  • Relationship (eg spouse, mother, father)

If you have the date of death and the names of family members around this time, your search should be easier. 

What information can I find in a will or testament?

Depending on the type of document, you might discover information that isn't available anywhere else, and could be very valuable from a genealogical perspective. For example, these documents might name many different members of the extended family, or give you an insight into an ancestor's wishes as they list how their estate is to be disposed of.

Explore the records at FamilySearch.

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