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Digitized Microfilm Collections 

Explore some of our most popular microfilm collections online! FamilySearch International has digitized thousands of our microfilm reels for you to access these records free of charge through their website, making it even easier for you to trace your family history in Ontario or explore the province’s past. 

The records can be accessed after creating and logging in to your FamilySearch account

Most of these microfilm records from our holdings are available online via the FamilySearch catalogue. To access the digital copies, click on the camera icon in the catalogue. 

Please note: FamilySearch first digitizes records and provides access to them through the catalogue on their website, then indexes each collection to make the records searchable. While many of our microfilm records are available in the FamilySearch catalogue, indexing is still pending for most collections. Quality of the digitized images may vary depending on the quality of the original microfilm. 

The charts below provide a list of our digitized microfilm collections, with links to the FamilySearch website or catalogue where you can access these records online. The charts have been organized by collection type into the following categories: 

Click on a category above to navigate to the appropriate section on the page.

If you are interested in learning more about the digitized records in the charts below, you can consult their online series description in our Archives Descriptive Database. To do this, conduct an Advanced Search, select “Search Groups of Archival Records” and input the reference code from the Archival Reference Code field in the chart.

Biography and Genealogy Card Catalogue  


This is a card catalogue for biographical and genealogical information in some textual records acquired by the Archives before 1990.

Research Tips

  • The catalogue is arranged alphabetically by name.
  • Records are indexed either at the collection, box, file or document level. Level of indexing varies for each collection.
  • The contents of the cards vary and may include a reference (box, reference code, or collection name) and a brief description.
  • If you find a record you are interested in, copy the information on the card, then contact a reference archivist, who can assist you with locating the original record.
Reference Code  Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch

 

Biographical and genealogical card index, 1780-1869 Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

Census & Assessments  


Reference Code Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch
F 1804 (part)  Niagara District fonds (census and assessments only)  Click here to access these records in the FamilySearch catalogue

Church Records  


Research Tips: 

Reference Code Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch
F 978, MS 881, reels 6-7  ALBANY-TEMAGAMI (TEMISCAMINGUE) Indian Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths [Roman Catholic], 1843-1876  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  ANCASTER TOWNSHIP – Free Church, later St. John's Anglican Church Records of indentures, and lists of subscribers to the church building fund, 1827-1829  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  BARRIEFIELD – St. Mark's Anglican Church Accounts and Pew Rents, 1844-1849  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  BIDDULPH TOWNSHIP – Wesleyan Methodist Minute Book, Lucan Circuit, 1866-1906  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 3  BOLSOVER – Presbyterian Church Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1875-1884 (Xerox copy)  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  BRANTFORD – West Street Baptist Church Building Committee Records, 1853-1872  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 11  BROCKVILLE – St. John’s Church Record of Weekly Offerings, 1925  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  CAINSVILLE – United Church Marriage Registers 1936-1958 Baptismal/Burial Registers, 1937-1957  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  CAINSVILLE – Wesleyan Methodist Congregation Marriage Registers, 1857-1869  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  CAINSVILLE – Wesleyan Methodist Congregation Marriage Registers, 1897-1919  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  CALEDON – Knox Presbyterian Church Records of Session, Members, Births, and Deaths, 1865-1887  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  Carman Methodist Church – Newspaper Clippings relating to the history of Carman Church, 1877-1895  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 8-11  CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD, CHURCH OF (WILLOWDALE), 1894-1980  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 1 and 2  CORNWALL – St. John’s Church (Presbyterian) – session and church records 1833-1893, annual report 1912  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 3  DRUMMONDVILLE – St. George’s Anglican Church Baptismal Register, 1822-1844 (typescript copy)  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  DUNVEGAN, Kenyon Township – Presbyterian Church Marriage Records, 1857-1912  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  DUNWICH – Dunwich Anglican Church Subscribers’ List, 1828  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  FARNHAM (Quebec) – Shefford Methodist Shefford Wesleyan Methodist Mission Circuit Book, 1821-1856  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  FARRINGDON – Independence Inghamite Church Register, 1833-1881; 1912-1953 miscellaneous records  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 2 and 3  FINCH TOWNSHIP – St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church records, 1840-1882  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  FORT GEORGE – Military Register of Baptisms for the Station of Fort George, Upper Canada, 1821-1827  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  GLENGARRY – Laggan Area Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Laggan Area of Lochiel and Kenyon Townships 1881-1907 compiled by Angus Deacon MacMillan (photocopy)  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 3  GLENGARRY – St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church Parish Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1805-1836 (typescript copy)  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  GODERICH AND HULLETT TOWNSHIPS – Clinton circuit of Wesleyan Methodist Church records of local preacher’s meetings, 1859-1885  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  GWILLIMBURY WEST – Presbyterian Church Communion Roll & Register 1853-1898, Minutes of Session 1853-1953  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 3  HALLOWELL TOWNSHIP – Hallowell Sunday School, Methodist [dates unclear]  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Cold Springs Congregational Church Record Book, 1840-1903  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  HOUGHTON TOWNSHIP – Guysborough Methodist Church Secretary’s Book, 1860-1865  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  KING TOWNSHIP – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Clergyman’s Papers, 1821-1892  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  KITLEY TOWNSHIP – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toledo Session Book, 1844-1884  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  L’ORIGNAL – L’Orignal Presbyterian Church Subscription List, Rules, and Regulations, 1831  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 138  LENNOX AND ADDINGTON COUNTY – Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Camden East, Ernestown, Fredericksburg, and Richmond Townships  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  LOCHIEL, TOWNSHIP OF – Breadalbane Congregation (Presbyterian) Record of Deaths, 1857-1910  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue  
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  LONDON, CITY OF – Proudfoot, William (Presbyterian) Marriages and Baptisms 1835-1850, typescript  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  LONDON, CITY OF – Talbot Street Baptist Church Minute Book, 1845-1856, [historical] Record, 1935, typescript copy  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 11  MAITLAND – St. James Church Subscription List and church building documents, 1825-1827  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 4-5  MARTINTOWN – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1811-1914  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Delaware, Ekfrid, and Caradoc Township Anglican Church - Church Register of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1834-1851  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  MIDLAND – Baptist Church – [historical note, 1951]  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  MONAGHAN TOWNSHIP – Wesleyan Methodist Church Wm. Foster’s Sunday School Class Record of Attendance, 1858-1862  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP – Christ Church and Montague Mission, Mission account books, 1930-1939  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP – Christ Church and Montague Mission, Mission Cashbooks, 1914-1969  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP – Christ Church and Montague Mission, Service Register, 1920-1955  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  MORAVIANTOWN – Moraviantown Indian Church Baptismal Register, 1800-1912  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  MUSKOKA DISTRICT – Uffington and Muskoka Missions (Anglican), Muskoka Mission Baptism, marriages, burials 1865-1875   Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 6  MUSKOKA DISTRICT – Uffington and Muskoka Missions (Anglican), Uffington Mission Baptism, Confirmations, Marriages and Burials 1884-1923  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  NEWMARKET – Newmarket Anglican Church Subscribers List, 1833-1837  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  NEWMARKET – Yonge Street Quakers (Hicksite) Register of Births and Deaths, 1803-1866  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  NIAGARA TOWNSHIP – Sunday School Union Society Constitution and Regulations, 1824  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  NIAGARA, DIOCESE OF (Anglican) Map of Niagara Diocese, 1951  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 5 and 6  OTTAWA, CITY OF – Glebe Presbyterian Church Annual Report, 1914 and Reports and Statements, 1920-1921 and 1925-1926  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 3-4  PENETANGUISHENE – St. James Anglican Church Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1836-1853 (Rev. G. Hallen)  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  PETERBOROUGH, CITY OF – Episcopal New Church Request for Funds, 1838  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  PICTON – Picton (Hallowell) Methodist Church Baptismal and Marriage Records, 1799-1837, typescript copy  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reels 2 and 3  PORT HOPE – Methodist Sunday School History and Minutes of the Port Hope Methodist Sunday School, 1839-1848, 1872-1883  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  SCARBOROUGH TOWNSHIP – Bethel Primitive Methodist Church Library Register, 1863-1875  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  SOMBRA TOWNSHIP – Methodist Episcopal Church Collection List (list of members who subscribed to pay the minister’s salary), 1831  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 11  SOULANGES and LANCASTER TOWNSHIP – Cote St. George Congregation (Presbyterian) Register of Births, Baptisms, Marriages 1843-1883  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  THORAH – St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland Records, including subscription lists 1852-1899  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 5  TORONTO, CITY OF – Metropolitan Church Minute Book, Christian and Literary Society, 1875-1878  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  TORONTO, CITY OF – Wesleyan Methodist Church (Richmond Street) Minutes, 1864-1883  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 7  WELLESLEY-WILMOT – Wellesley-Wilmot Congregation Record Book of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1861-1921  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  WEST NISSOURI – Baptist Church History and Photos  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 4  WOODHOUSE TOWNSHIP – St. John's Church Marriage and Birth Registers of Elder George Joseph Ryerse, 1823-1857  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
F 978, MS 881, reel 2  WOODSTOCK, CITY OF – British Wesleyan Chapels Journal of the Trustees, 1847-1867  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

Surrogate and Probate Court Records (Estate Files and Wills)  


Research Tips:  

  • The table below is organized alphabetically by courthouse location (i.e. the county or district where the individual most likely passed away and where the estate or probate records were filed). 

  • Most of the digitized estate and probate files are arranged by file number and year. To access the digitized files, first consult the index or register (if available) in the catalogue entry to determine the file number and year.    

  • For more information about these records, see Research Guide 206: How to Find a Will in Court Records

    • Note: Only some years of estate records are available online. The date range in the Collection Title and Date column in the chart below indicates what years are available. When you have logged in with your FamilySearch account, these are identified by an unlocked camera icon in the FamilySearch catalogue. We have flagged this with FamilySearch and will provide an update on the availability of the locked records when possible. In the interim, we suggest clients follow up with FamilySearch International directly for any questions related to the availability of these records. 

Reference Code  Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch
RG 22-360  Algoma District Surrogate Court estate files 1860-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-331  Algoma District Surrogate Court indexes 1860-1931 
RG 22-1047  Algoma District Surrogate Court registers 1860-1931 
RG 22-325  Brant County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-373  Brant County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1930 
RG 22-284  Bruce County Surrogate Court registers, 1898-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-358  Bruce County Surrogate Court estate files, 1900-1930 
RG 22-224 Carleton County Surrogate Court registers, 1902-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-354 Carleton County Surrogate Courts estate files 1901-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-370  Cochrane District Surrogate Court estate files 1923-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22, no series number  Cochrane District Surrogate Court indexes, 1921-1964 
RG 22-155  Court of Probate estate files 1793-1859  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-154 Court of Probate registers 1793-1859 
Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-346  Dufferin County Surrogate Court index 1881-circa 1950 
RG 22-407  Dufferin County Surrogate Court registers 1906-1931 
RG 22-362  Dufferin County Surrogate Court estate files 1900-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-322 Elgin County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-401  Elgin County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1924 
RG 22-311  Essex County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-310  Essex County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1930 
RG 22-159  Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

RG 22-159 

Frontenac County Surrogate Court estate files: administrations (no wills), 1821-1858, 1869  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-156  Frontenac County Surrogate Court registers 1906-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-156  Frontenac County Surrogate Court registers – Probate book D and index, 1833-1851; Administration book F and index to books E and F, 1852-1858  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-356  Grey County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-252  Grey County Surrogate registers 1903-1929 
RG 22-260  Haldimand County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-256  Haldimand County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1933 
RG 22-380  Halton County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-2249  Halton County Surrogate Court registers 1904-1931 
RG 22-340  Hastings County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-339  Hastings County Surrogate Court registers 1910-1930 
RG 22-298  Huron County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-296  Huron County Surrogate court registers 1901-1931 
RG 22-363 Kenora District Surrogate Court estate files 1887-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-351  Kenora District Surrogate Court index 1887-1938 
RG 22-397  Kent County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-396  Kent County Surrogate Court registers 1892-1930 
RG 22-273  Lambton County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-269 Lambton County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1930 
RG 22-168  Lanark County Surrogate Court estate files 1829-1914  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-168  Lanark County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-164  Lanark County Surrogate Court registers 1892-1932 
RG 22-179  Leeds and Grenville United Counties Surrogate Court estate files, 1786-1858  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-249  Lennox and Addington County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-235 Lennox and Addington County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930 
RG 22-234  Lincoln County Surrogate Court registers 1902-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-335 Lincoln County Surrogate Court registers 1902-1931 
RG 22-361  Manitoulin District Surrogate Court indexes 1888-1938  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-3274  Manitoulin District Surrogate Court estate files 1888-1930 
RG 22-321  Manitoulin District Surrogate Court registers 1888-1938 
RG 22-321  Middlesex County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22, no series number  Middlesex County Surrogate Court indexes, 1924-1967 
RG 22-320  Middlesex County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-365  Muskoka District Surrogate Court estate files 1894-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22, no series number  Muskoka District Surrogate Court index, 1888-1964 
RG 22, no series number  Muskoka District Surrogate Court registers, 1888-1934 
RG 22-3561  Nipissing District Surrogate Court registers 1895-1941  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-366  Nipissing District Surrogate Court estate files 1895-1930 
RG 22-228  Norfolk County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-226  Norfolk County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1930 
RG 22-191 Northumberland and Durham United Counties Surrogate Court estate files, 1803-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-187  Northumberland and Durham United Counties Surrogate Court registers, 1901-1931 
RG 22-264 Ontario County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-782  Ontario County Surrogate Court registers 1902-1930 
RG 22-221  Oxford County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-217  Oxford County Surrogate Court registers 1902-1931 
RG 22, no series number  Parry Sound District Surrogate Court card index 1889-1986  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-399 Parry Sound District Surrogate Court estate files 1889-1930 
RG 22-4070  Parry Sound District Surrogate Court registers 1889-1932 
RG 22-328  Peel County Surrogate Court registers 1900-1935  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-359  Peel County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930 
RG 22-267  Perth County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-266  Perth County Surrogate Court registers 1902-1931
RG 22-245  Peterborough County Surrogate Court estate files, 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-242  Peterborough County Surrogate Court registers, 1904-1930 
RG 22-353  Prescott and Russell United Counties Surrogate Court estate files, 1900-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-183  Prescott and Russell United Counties Surrogate Court registers, 1915-1934 
RG 22-406  Prince Edward County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-405  Prince Edward County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1941 
RG 22-368 Rainy River District Surrogate Court estate files 1909-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22, no series number  Rainy River District Surrogate Court index 1909-1977 
RG 22, no series number  Rainy River District Surrogate Court registers 1909-1939 
RG 22-378  Renfrew county Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-408 Renfrew county Surrogate Court registers 1903-1932 
RG 22-400  Simcoe County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-315  Simcoe County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930 
RG 22-367  Sudbury District Surrogate Court estate files 1908-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-5070  Sudbury District Surrogate Court index 1908-1968 
RG 22-512  Sudbury District Surrogate Court registers 1908-1935 
RG 22-398 Thunder Bay District Surrogate Court estate files 1885-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-379  Thunder Bay District Surrogate Court non-contentious business books 1885-1942 
RG 22-378 Thunder Bay District Surrogate Court registers 1885-1932 
RG 22-369  Timiskaming District Surrogate Court estate files 1913-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-5149  Timiskaming District Surrogate Court registers 1913-1935 
RG 22, no series number  Timiskaming District Surrogate Court indexes 1913-1948 
RG 22-179  United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-176  United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Surrogate Court registers 1906-1931 
RG 22-198  United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-194  United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Surrogate Court registers 1902-1933 
RG 22-357  Victoria County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-279  Victoria County Surrogate Court registers 1905-1931
RG 22-214  Waterloo County Surrogate Court estate files 1900-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-211  Waterloo County Surrogate Court registers 1903-1931 
RG 22-289  Welland County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-286  Welland County Surrogate Court registers 1856-1940  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-317  Wellington County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1931  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-318  Wellington County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930 
RG 22-205  Wentworth County Surrogate Court estate files 1816-1858  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-205  Wentworth County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-204  Wentworth County Surrogate Court registers 1901-1930 
RG 22-305  York County Surrogate Court estate files 1811-1864  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 22-305 York County Surrogate Court estate files 1901-1930  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

Immigration Records  


Research Tips: 

  • The records below are indexed and searchable through FamilySearch’s website. 
  • Click on the link provided in the table below to access the FamilySearch database for these records. 
  • These records are all from the Ontario Department of Immigration. For more information about these records, see Research Guide 228: Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Records.  
    • Note: Not all microfilmed records listed in this guide are available online through FamilySearch. 
Reference Code  Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch
RG 11-23  Applications for refund bonuses from emigrants to Ontario, 1872-1876  Link to records on FamilySearch International website
RG 11-8-1  Department of Immigration numbered correspondence files, 1873-1897 
RG 11-8-2  Department of Immigration un-numbered correspondence files, 1869-1894 
RG 11-17  Emigrant arrival and destination records, 1862-1881 
RG 11-16  Emigrant assisted passage certificates, 1872-1873 
RG 11-24  Emigrant six dollar bonus certificates, 1875 

RG 11-15 

Immigration bonus certificates and advance bonus lists, 1872-1874 

RG 11-22

Immigration refund bonus certificates, 1873-1874 
RG 11-14  List of emigrants receiving refund bonus, 1872-1875 
RG 11-20  Miscellaneous records of the Department of Immigration, 1869-1899 
RG 11-10  Passage bonus receipts for emigrants 
RG 11-25  Registers of applications for emigrant passage warrants 

Land Records  


Crown Land Records 

Research Tips: 

  • The records below are a miscellaneous grouping of Crown Land records found in our holdings. 
  • For more information regarding these records, see the Crown Land Records section of our
    Microfilm Interloan Catalogue
  • You can search the Interloan catalogue for information using the reference code and titles noted below. 
    • Note: Not all microfilmed Crown Land records in the Microfilm Interloan Catalogue are available online through FamilySearch. 
Reference Code (old code in brackets) FamilySearch Film Numbers Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch

 

 

Crown land correspondence card index  
 

Link to
records on FamilySearch International catalogue
 

RG 1-54
(RG 1, C-I-1)

1316141-1317486; 1405729-1405733  Land petitions, 1827-1904  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

RG 1-50
(RG 1, C-I-2) 

1317487-1317498  Orders-in-Council kept by the Office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, 1787-1873 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319607  Card Index to Fiats United Empire Loyalists and Military Claimants 

RG 1-161
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376098-1376101  Fiats-Land Boards 

RG 1-162-2
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376203-1376204  Fiats-Peter Robinson. Grants to Irish Immigrants Under Peter Robinson's Supervision, 1823-1825 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1319608-1319677  Fiats and warrants for land grants -United Empire Loyalists (U.E.) and military claimants (M.C.) 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1319802-1319910  Fiats and warrants for land grants -United Empire Loyalists (U.E.) and military claimants (M.C.) 

RG 1-147
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1318125-1318327  Fiats for land grants – full fees (F.F.) 

RG 1-157
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319910-1319914  Fiats for land grants – military emigrants (M.E.) 

RG 1-146
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1318124-1318125  Fiats for land grants – new regulations, 1796-1848 

RG 1-145
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1317498-1318124  Fiats for land grants – old regulations, 1796-1851 

RG 1-145
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1318125  Fiats under Special Order-in-Council of December 7, 1802. 

RG 1-155-1

(RG 1, C-I-3) 
1376108-1376110  Individual warrants for land grants (gratuitous) and fiats for land grants (A.A.), 1820-1854 

RG 1-157
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319967-1319969; 1376006  Military Fiats for Services in the War Of 1812 

RG 1-157
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376007-1376095  Military Warrants – Land Grants to Discharged Soldiers After 1818 

RG 1-157

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1376096-1376097  Miscellaneous Records – Relating to Military Grants 

RG 1-156-2
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376204  Miscellaneous Records, Volumes 155-160 

RG 1-157

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1319966-1319967  Miscellaneous Returns – Military Emigrants 

RG 1-148
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319606  Register and Indexes for Warrants Full Fees, Volumes 54-57 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319910  Register for Fiats – Commissions, Volumes 90-92 

RG 1-157

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1376097; 1376102  Register for Fiats – Land Boards, 1833-1854 

RG 1-157
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1319966  Register for Fiats – Military Emigrants. Volumes 96-97 

RG 1-155-2-1
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376110  Register for Fiats, A.A., Volume 149 

RG 1-155-2-2
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1376111  Register for Fiats, A.A., Volumes 150 

RG 1-146
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1318125  Register for Fiats, New regulations. Volumes 17-18 

RG 1-162-2
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376204  Register for Fiats, Volume 154 

RG 1-159-2

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1376095  Register for Military Fiats, Volume 123 

RG 1-160-2
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376096  Register for Military Warrants, Volumes 124-125 

RG 1-154
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376108  Register for Warrants – Regulations January 5, 1819 & January 1, 1820 

RG 1-157
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376097  Register of Militia Grants for Service During the War Of 1812 

RG 1-156-2
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376203  Register of warrants for land grants – regulations of 21 November 1825 

RG 1-147
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1318327  Registers for Fiats Full Fees. Volumes 32-35 

RG 1-149

(RG 1, C-I-3) 
1319800  Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists and Military Claimants, Volumes 80-82 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1319801  Registers for Fiats United Empire Loyalists, Volumes 83-85 

RG 1-167
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1376293  Settlement duty agreements 

RG 1-176

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1376102  Supplementary Records Pertaining to Land Board Locations 

RG 1-151
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376098  Warrants and Register – Scottish Emigrants 

RG 1-148
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1318327-1319606  Warrants for land grants – full fees (regulations of 6 July 1804) 

RG 1-154

(RG 1, C-I-3)
1376105-1376108  Warrants for land grants – regulations of 1 January 1820 

RG 1-156
(RG 1, C-I-3) 

1376111  Warrants for land grants – regulations of 21 November 1825 

RG 1-153
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1376102-1376104  Warrants for land grants – regulations of 5 January 1819 

RG 1-149
(RG 1, C-I-3)

1320452-1319800  Warrants United Empire Loyalists: Grants to Loyalists and Their Children After 1818 

RG 1-174
(RG 1, C-I-4)

1376204-1376211  Returns, lists and schedules of locations 

RG 1-57
(RG 1, C-I-5) 

1376211-1376292  Assignments of land grants and sales registered with the Commissioner of Crown Lands 

RG 1-53
(RG 1, C-I-7) 

1376315-1376316  Descriptions of land grants, leases, sales, assignments, and licenses of occupation 

RG 1-177
(RG 1, C-I-9)

1376316-1376317  Nassau District Land Board minutes 

RG 1-170
(RG 1, C-II)

1376318  Applications for the lease of Crown and clergy reserves 

RG 1-168
(RG 1, C-II-1)

1376318-1376301  Fiats for leases of land – old regulations 

RG 1-171
(RG 1, C-II-2)

1376301-1376303  Auditor General of Land Patents' Crown and clergy reserve lease records 

RG 1-182
(RG 1, C-III-3)

1376303-1376304  Applications to purchase public lands, 1826-1854 

RG 1-386
(RG 1, C-III-3)

1376304-1376306  Clergy reserve sales registers 

RG 1-21-2-6
(RG 1, C-III-4)

1376336-1376337  Returns and statements relating to the sale of Crown lands and clergy reserves 

RG 1-21-2-13
(RG 1, C-III-5)

1376337-1376342  Crown and Clergy Reserves, 1832-1905 

RG 1-173
(RG 1, C-III-6)

1376342  Sales of school lands 

RG 1-88
(RG 1, C-III-7)

1376446  Indian land sales records, 1807-1867 

RG 1-58
(RG 1, C-IV)

1319288-1319347  Township papers, 1783-[187-], Abinger to Haldimand  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

RG 1-58
(RG 1, C-IV)

1376447-1405728  Township papers, 1783-[187-], Hallowell to Zorra 

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Heir & Devisee Commission Records  


Research Tips: 

  • The records below are those of the First and Second Heir and Devisee Commissions, which the government created to settle disputes about who was entitled to receive the letters patent for a
    parcel of land.   
  • For more information regarding these records, see Research Guide 215: From Grant to Patent
    • Note: Not all microfilmed records listed in this guide are available online through FamilySearch. 
Reference Code  Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch
RG 40-10  Certificates documenting the fulfilment of settlement duties and the payment of fees on lands awarded by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1846-1870  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue
RG 40-6  Commissions of appointment to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1810-1895 
RG 40-4  Commissions of appointment to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1840-1879 
RG 40-11  Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1799-1891 
RG 40-9  Draft reports of the proceedings of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1857-1891 
RG 40-12  Indices to claims made to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, [ca. 1850-ca.1889] 
RG 40-7 Lists of land claimed under the Second Heir and Devisee Commission, 1805-1876 
RG 40-1  Memoranda of undescribed land claims and related orders arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1803-1804 
RG 40-3  Miscellaneous documents collected by the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1796-1805 
RG 40-2  Reports of land claims arising out of the First Heir and Devisee Commission, 1797-1803 
RG 40-8  Reports or certificates of search submitted to the Second Heir and Devisee Commission by the Crown Lands Department, 1844-1868 
RG 40-5  Second Heir and Devisee Commission case files, 1804-1895 
  • To help determine which case file catalogue entry to consult, search our Second Heir and Devisee Commission database
    The search result(s) will provide the corresponding case file number, year and FamilySearch film number to consult in the FamilySearch catalogue. 

Private Records  


Reference Code  Collection Title and Dates Access via FamilySearch

 

Biographical and genealogical card index, 1780-1869  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

F 37 (part) 

Mackenzie - Lindsey family fonds (newspaper clippings only), 1821-1861  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

F 281 

W. G. Reive fonds  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue

MS 714 

Willis Metcalfe scrapbooks collection, 1904-1966  Link to records on FamilySearch International catalogue