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Genealogical Society of Victoria

Victorian Probate Papers and Inquests

 The GSV will obtain copies of these documents from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV):

  • Victorian probate papers 1841-2009 (Indexes to 2009 and images to 1925 are available free online on PROV website)
  • Victorian inquest papers 1840-1985

If you do not provide accurate reference details, this service only includes minimal searching of published indexes for the Probate or Inquest - there is no refund if the document cannot be found. If in doubt you should consider an Quick lookup [available for Members and Non-Members]. Documents are sent as digital copies to you by email [included as part of this fee]. If prints are required, an invoice for photocopies at 65 cents per page and postage will be sent.

Cost: Members $50                                       Non-members $75


  1. Pay for research request: Members OR Non-Members 
  2. Submit your PROV Probate
  3. or Inquest Documents Form
  4. Alternatively post, or deliver in person