Military Monday

Inheritance Interrupted: Estate files during WWI is a recent blog post by Jane MacNamara, who has “dug pretty deeply into records spanning 1914 to 1919 and found some really good reasons why all Ontario researchers should pay special attention to estate files from this period.”

The post covers how soldiers’ estates were handled and changes to procedure during this period, including that their letters were admitted as wills.  Also, the “preprinted military wills form neglected to ask for an executor, so the courts could not grant Letters Probate. The soldier’s wishes were acknowledged, though, with a grant of Letters of Administration with Will Attached.”

Jane’s post leads to another on Durham Region probate for the WW1  period.


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