Microfilm Interloan Service  

Bruce County 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 GS 1, GS 2 or 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 GS 1, GS 2 or 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 - 1867 to 1967


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 found in the NUMBER column to the left of the name (this should be a duplicate of the NCB number).

  • 1867-1911: Use the NCBnumber.

  • 1912: Use the NCB numbers up to #4592 and the GRANT number after #4591.

  • 1913-1952: Use the GRANT number..

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

Indexes - 1867-1967

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1867-1967 GS 2, Reel 7

Registers - 1867 to 1931


The registers, also known as Probate and Administration books, contain the courthouse's copy of the grants of Letters of Probate (for estates with wills) and of Administration (for estates without wills). Information about registers is normally only included in this list if they serve as the only index to the estate file or if they contain the only copy of the wills.

In the table below, identify the volume that covers the time period relevant to your search and note the Microfilm Reference code. Once you have received the microfilm, look up the relevant entry using the volume and page number found in the index.

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

Registers - 1867-1931

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vols. A - B 1867-1879 GS 2, Reel 7
Vols. C - E 1872-1892 GS 2, Reel 8
Vols. F - H 1892-1898 GS 2, Reel 9
Vols. I - J (2401-2980) 1898-1902 MS 887, Reel 1214
Vols. J (cont.) - M (2980-3873) 1902-1908 MS 887, Reel 1058
Vols. N - P (3874-4714) 1908-1912 MS 887, Reel 1059
Vols. Q - S (4715-5613) 1912-1917 MS 887, Reel 1060
Vols. T - U (5614-6334) 1917-1920 MS 887, Reel 1061
Vol. V (6335-6708) 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1189
Vols. W - X (6709-7380) 1921-1925 MS 887, Reel 1062
Vols. X (cont.) - Y (7380-7866) 1925-1927 MS 887, Reel 1063
Vols. Z - Aa (7867-8500) 1927-1930 MS 887, Reel 1064
Vols. Aa (cont.) - Ab (8500-8687) 1930-1931 MS 887, Reel 1065

Estate Files - 1852 to 1930


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 - 1852-1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0001-0070 1867-1870 GS 1, Reel 301
0071-0178 1870-1873 GS 1, Reel 302
0179-0297 1873-1876 GS 1, Reel 303
0298-0414 1876-1878 GS 1, Reel 304
0415-0529 1878-1880 GS 1, Reel 305
0530-0647 1880-1882 GS 1, Reel 306
0648-0770 1882-1884 GS 1, Reel 307
0771-0886 1884-1886 GS 1, Reel 308
0887-1002 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 309
1003-1119 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 310
1120-1232 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 311
1233-1346 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 312
1347-1447 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 313
1448-1534 1892 GS 1, Reel 314
1535-1616 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 315
1617-1705 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 316
1706-1794 1894 GS 1, Reel 317
1795-1883 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 318
1884-1971 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 319
1972-2061 1896 GS 1, Reel 320
2062-2149 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 321
2150-2236 1897 GS 1, Reel 322
2237-2326 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 323
2327-2408 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 324
2409-2488 1899 GS 1, Reel 325
2489-2565 1900 GS 1, Reel 326
2566-2609 1900 GS 1, Reel 327
2595-2644 1900-1901 MS 887, Reel 676
2645-2715 1901 MS 887, Reel 165
2716-2779 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 166
2764 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 173
2780-2849 1902 MS 887, Reel 167
2850-2915 1902 MS 887, Reel 168
2864 1902 MS 887, Reel 173
2916-2960 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 169
2961-3010 1903 MS 887, Reel 170
3011-3058 1903 MS 887, Reel 171
3059-3107 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 172
2764, 2864, 3108-3154 1901-1904 MS 887, Reel 173
3155-3203 1904 MS 887, Reel 174
3204-3251 1904 MS 887, Reel 175
3252-3298 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 176
3299-3345 1905 MS 887, Reel 177
3346-3384 1905 MS 887, Reel 178
3385-3428 1905 MS 887, Reel 179
3429-3479 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 180
3480-3533 1906 MS 887, Reel 181
3514 1906 MS 887, Reel 182
3534-3585 1906 MS 887, Reel 182
3586-3638 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 183
3639-3688 1907 MS 887, Reel 184
3689-3738 1907 MS 887, Reel 185
3739-3786 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 186
3787-3832 1908 MS 887, Reel 187
3833-3873 1908 MS 887, Reel 188
3874-3916 1908 MS 887, Reel 189
3917-3966 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 190
3967-4016 1909 MS 887, Reel 191
4017-4069 1909 MS 887, Reel 192
4070-4121 1909 MS 887, Reel 193
4122-4170 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 194
4171-4223 1910 MS 887, Reel 195
4224-4269 1910 MS 887, Reel 196
4270-4321 1910 MS 887, Reel 197
4322-4372 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 198
4373-4423 1911 MS 887, Reel 199
4424-4472 1911 MS 887, Reel 200
4473-4518
grant 4592-4597
1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 201
4598-4651 1912 MS 887, Reel 202
(use Grant No. from here on)
4652-4699 1912 MS 887, Reel 203
4700-4746 1912 MS 887, Reel 204
4747-4796 1912 MS 887, Reel 205
4797-4840 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 206
4841-4893 1913 MS 887, Reel 207
4894-4944 1913 MS 887, Reel 208
4945-4996 1913 MS 887, Reel 209
4997-5047 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 210
5048-5096 1914 MS 887, Reel 211
5097-5146 1914 MS 887, Reel 212
5147-5198 1914 MS 887, Reel 213
5199-5251 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 214
5252-5303 1915 MS 887, Reel 215
5304-5356 1915 MS 887, Reel 216
5357-5407 1915 MS 887, Reel 217
5408-5454 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 218
5455-5508 1916 MS 887, Reel 219
5509-5565 1916 MS 887, Reel 220
5566-5623 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 221
5624-5675 1917 MS 887, Reel 222
5676-5728 1917 MS 887, Reel 223
5729-5783 1917 MS 887, Reel 224
5784-5838 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 225
5839-5893 1918 MS 887, Reel 226
5894-5946 1918 MS 887, Reel 227
5947-6002 1918 MS 887, Reel 228
6003-6057 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 229
6058-6106 1919 MS 887, Reel 230
6107-6158 1919 MS 887, Reel 231
6159-6214 1919 MS 887, Reel 232
6215-6267 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 233
6268-6322 1920 MS 887, Reel 234
6323-6378 1920 MS 887, Reel 235
6379-6432 1920 MS 887, Reel 236
6433-6488 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 237
6489-6541 1921 MS 887, Reel 238
6542-6596 1921 MS 887, Reel 239
6597-6650 1921 MS 887, Reel 240
6651-6706 1922 MS 887, Reel 241
6707-6761 1922 MS 887, Reel 242
6762-6811 1922 MS 887, Reel 243
6812-6867 1922 MS 887, Reel 244
6868-6923 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 245
6924-6981 1923 MS 887, Reel 246
6982-7034 1923 MS 887, Reel 247
7035-7088 1923 MS 887, Reel 248
7089-7146 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 249
7147-7202 1924 MS 887, Reel 250
7203-7259 1924 MS 887, Reel 251
7260-7315 1924 MS 887, Reel 252
7316-7372 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 253
7373-7424 1925 MS 887, Reel 254
7425-7480 1925 MS 887, Reel 255
7481-7538 1925 MS 887, Reel 256
7539-7593 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 257
7594-7637 1926 MS 887, Reel 258
7638-7694 1926 MS 887, Reel 259
7695-7748 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 260
7749-7802 1927 MS 887, Reel 261
7803-7857 1927 MS 887, Reel 262
7858-7915 1927 MS 887, Reel 263
7916-7966 1927 MS 887, Reel 264
7967-8014 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 265
8015-8064 1928 MS 887, Reel 266
8065-8108 1928 MS 887, Reel 267
8109-8157 1928 MS 887, Reel 268
8158-8204 1928 MS 887, Reel 269
8205-8253 1929 MS 887, Reel 270
8254-8297 1929 MS 887, Reel 271
8298-8345 1929 MS 887, Reel 272
8346-8393 1929 MS 887, Reel 273
8394-8438 1929 MS 887, Reel 274
8439-8490 1930 MS 887, Reel 275
8491-8536 1930 MS 887, Reel 276
8537-8583 1930 MS 887, Reel 277
8584-8627 1930 MS 887, Reel 278
8628-8674 1930 MS 887, Reel 279
8675-8723 1930 MS 887, Reel 280
8724-8755 1930 MS 887, Reel 281

Estate Files - 1931-1970


Estate Files processed between 1931 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 1970 have 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 Office
215 Cayley Street
PO Box 39
Walkerton, Ontario
N0G 2V0
519-881-0211

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