Microfilm Interloan Service  

Algoma District Surrogate Court Records


Surrogate Court Records Available on Interloan

 

To View the Microfilm


Use the listings below to identify the reel of microfilm that contains the information that you need. You may then:

  • Consult the appropriate reel at our reading room 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5

or

  • Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library. Quote MS 887 and the appropriate reel #. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.

or

  • Purchase the appropriate microfilm reel directly from the Archives of Ontario. Quote MS 887 and the appropriate reel #. For purchasing details, write the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5 (put "Attention: Customer Services - Micrographics" on the envelope), telephone 416-327-1600 (call toll-free 1-800-668-9933 in Ontario only), fax 416-327-1999, or email reference@ontario.ca. For pricing information consult Customer Service Guide 105 - Reproduction Services and Fees - Word, PDF.

Indexes - 1860 to 1960


The Indexes are organized by surname initial, then by the date that the deceased's estate was dispersed. Most indexes will provide the number of the deceased's estate file. However, some indexes will only list the register and page number where the estate file number is recorded (in these cases, you must next order the appropriate register for the date when the deceased's estate was probated).

In the table below, determine the reel of microfilm that you need and note the Microfilm Reference code. Please note that many estates were not dispersed until the spouse had died. Once you have the microfilm, search for the name alphabetically, then record the estate file number.

  • 1860-1928: Use the FILE NUMBER given in the alphabetical index.
  • 1929-1931: In the indexes, use the GRANT number to the LEFT of the name.
  • Note: The index for Algoma County, 1860-1928 is on the same microfilm as the estate files, 1860-1884 (MS 887, reel 1). However, the index has been microfilmed after the files.

Once you have the number, go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

Indexes - 1860 to 1960

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Indexes 1860-1928 MS 887, Reel 1
Indexes 1928-1960 MS 887, Reel 2

Estate Files - 1860 to 1931


Estate files contain all the documents needed to grant Letters Probate or Letters of Administration, including the petition for probate or administration, the original signed Will, oaths of executors or administrators, tally of assets, and related evidence.

In the table below, identify the microfilm which covers the time period and estate file number relevant to your search. Use the indexes to determine the estate file number. Order the appropriate microfilm, citing the Microfilm Reference code. Once you have the microfilm, look for the estate file number, which usually appears at the beginning of each file on the docket wrapper, and may appear elsewhere throughout the file.

Estate Files - 1860 to 1931

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-63 1860-1884 MS 887, Reel 1
64-130 1884-1892 MS 887, Reel 3
132-182 1893-1895 MS 887, Reel 4
138A 1893 MS 887, Reel 9
141 1893 MS 887, Reel 8
184-240 1895-1900 MS 887, Reel 5
241-308 1900-1902 MS 887, Reel 6
309-353 1902-1904 MS 887, Reel 7
354-389
also 141
1905-1905
1893
MS 887, Reel 8
390-429
also 138A
1905-1906
1893
MS 887, Reel 9
430-477 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 10
478-527 1907 MS 887, Reel 11
528-568 1908 MS 887, Reel 12
569-612 1908-1910 MS 887, Reel 13
613-657 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 14
658-701 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 15
702-757 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 16
758-811 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 17
812-868 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 18
869-922 1914 MS 887, Reel 19
923-975 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 20
976-1015 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 21
1016-1060 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 22
1060-1099 1916 MS 887, Reel 23
1100-1139 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 24
1140-1178 1917 MS 887, Reel 25
1179-1221 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 26
1222-1272 1918 MS 887, Reel 27
1273-1307 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 28
1308-1353 1919 MS 887, Reel 29
1354-1394 1919 MS 887, Reel 30
1395-1451 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 31
1452-1501 1920 MS 887, Reel 32
1502-1540 1920 MS 887, Reel 33
1541-1581 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 34
1582-1629 1921 MS 887, Reel 35
1629-1674 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 36
1675-1717 1922 MS 887, Reel 37
1718-1765 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 38
1766-1813 1923 MS 887, Reel 39
1814-1861 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 40
1862-1905 1924 MS 887, Reel 41
1906-1942 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 42
1943-1992 1925 MS 887, Reel 43
1993-2038 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 44
2039-2091 1926 MS 887, Reel 45
2092-2140 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 46
2140-2177 1927 MS 887, Reel 47
2178-2219 1927 MS 887, Reel 48
2220-2268 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 49
2269-2307 1928 MS 887, Reel 50
2308-2349 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 51
2350-2391 1929 MS 887, Reel 52
2392-2426 1929 MS 887, Reel 53
2427-2474 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 54
2475-2514 1930 MS 887, Reel 55
2547-2560
2571-2592
1930-1931 MS 887, Reel 57

Estate Files – 1932-1970


Estate Files processed between 1932 and 1970 are with the Archives of Ontario; they have not yet been microfilmed. To order a copy of all or part of an estate file please contact us with: the estate file number; year; name of county/district; and name of the deceased. Please include: your name; address; telephone number; and a brief description of what documents you would like copied (eg. the entire file, only the will, etc.). Also, please indicate if you need the copies to be certified.


Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2C5
reference@ontario.ca

For details on photocopy charges, please see our Customer Service Guide 105: Reproduction Services and Fees - Word, PDF .

Estate Files – After 1970


The estate files processed after 1970have not yet been transferred to the Archives of Ontario. You must contact the courthouse listed below which originally dealt with that court matter.


Superior Court of Justice - Estates Division
426 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 1Z7
705-945-8000, ext. 450

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