Genealogical Society
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BC Wills Index

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society has completed indexing the surnames from 62 original volumes of official wills probated in British Columbia, Canada and donated to our Resource Centre after they were copied to microfilm.  The index was compiled by AGS members Patricia Confrey & Christine Lamb.  Through their gargantuan efforts it was completed in about two years.  The AGS recognizes and thanks these two selfless volunteers for this work.

The BC Wills Index (A-K, L-Z) is arranged alphabetically by surname and currently has 27,938 entries.  It does not include the entries for "stray wills" because those were completed separately as one of our earlier projects so be sure to check the link on our home page for these.

The AGS is pleased to offer a service providing copies of wills taken from these volumes that date from the 1860’s to about 1940.  If you find a will of interest and you would like a copy, there is a $20.00 minimum charge ($10 for members) for each will up to ten (10) pages including postage.  Each additional page is $1.00, including postage.  For an estimate please write to:

Abbotsford Genealogical Society
    32388 Veterans Way
    Abbotsford, BC
    V2T 0B3

or e-mail: 

MSA Museum P584  Mennonite farmers, Yarrow, BC, 1948
The Reach P584  Mennonite farmers, Yarrow, BC, 1948