Court of Probate Records
Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
We are indebted to Wayne W. Walker for making a copy of his Abstracts
from the Court of Probate Records for Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
available to us on the Internet. Published in 1994, Mr Walker has previously
made a copy available to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
If you are computer-challenged, you may order a microfiche copy from your
local LDS Family History Center; the fiche number is: 6075960. Please
note that this material is copyright by Wayne W. Walker. He has
generously made the Abstracts available for our personal use.
The Abstracts is available for download as
a ZIP (compressed) file. The text is in ASCII text format which can be
read by all word processors. Read the introduction prepared by Mr. Walker
before you attempt to use the abstract information. Here are a few suggestions
to help you get started:
In 2003 Wayne Walker completed the abstracting of Volume 9 of the Annapolis
County Probate Will books. This volume covers the period from April 1938
to September 1951. The Volume 9 abstract includes
a separate Index of Names at the end of the document. The Volume
9 abstract is available here as a separate file in ZIP format.
Print a copy of this page. (Hint: File -> Print )
Be sure that you know how to use a ZIP program. Several excellent programs
are available as shareware. Two of the most popular ones are: WinZip
and PKunZIP . If you
are a new computer user, find a computer-experienced friend who makes house
Windows XP includes a ZIP program as part of the XP setup.
Click on the Abstracts hyperlink for your browser
to download the ZIP file.
Your browser will ask you where you want to store the file. Choose a folder
where you store your genealogy word processor documents - and remember
the folder name!
Allow a few minutes for your computer to complete the download. The file
is about 500 KBs. If you are on the Internet during a busy time of day,
allow more time.
All sections of the Abstracts, except volume 9,
are in one ZIP file.
When you unZIP (expand) the file, you will find all of the abstract sections
in one sub folder called: Abstract.
View each of the files in your word processor using Times New Roman
11 point or Arial 10 point font. Your default font will likely be very
difficult to read.
For more Annapolis and Digby County genealogy return to Four
Nova Scotia Families.
Mr Walker has created an Index of Names as part of his Introduction. You
should read his excellent introduction and note his reference number(s)
for any names that you are researching. The file name is: intro.txt.
The Abstracts are in several files, one for each volume of the Annapolis
County court records. Each file name includes the beginning and ending
number of his reference numbers. For example, file 00010105.txt
begins with reference number 0001 and ends with reference number 0105.
In the heading of this file you will read that the source is: Annapolis
County Probate Will Books, Volume 1.
The Introduction also describes how to find the original information using
the abstract. Page or estate folio numbers are included in each abstract.
In addition, Mr. Walker has provided film numbers for readers who may want
to order microfilm copies of the original records from your local LDS Family
Questions? Comments? George
Last updated 25 September 2004.