Microfilm Interloan Service    

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 - 1858 to 1969


This courthouse documented the estate files in indexes or in non-contentious business books (NCBs). 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).

  • 1842-1858: Use RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1859-1952: From the index in the front of each NCB book, look up the page cited and use the APPLICATION number to the LEFT of the name (use the 1st number if two are given).

  • NOTE: Estate Files up to #305 (pre-1869) are missing. Use the transcribed wills in Registers A and B on microfilm GS 2, Reel 19 instead, for this period. For files above #305 (1870-1931) from the index in the front of each Non-Contentious Business book, look up the page cited and use the APPLICATION number to the LEFT of the name (use the 1st number if two are given).

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

Indexes - 1858-1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
NCB Books, V. A-D 1858-1911 GS 2, Reel 10
NCB Books, Vols. E-F (5-6) 1911-1922 GS 2, Reel 11
NCB Books, Vols. G-H (7-8) 1922-1930 GS 2, Reel 12
NCB Books, Vols. I-K (9-11) 1930-1938 GS 2, Reel 13
NCB Books, Vols. L-N (12-14) 1938-1945 GS 2, Reel 14
NCB Books, Vols. O-Q (15-17) 1945-1952 GS 2, Reel 15
NCB Books, Vols. R_t (18-20) 1952-1957 GS 2, Reel 16
NCB Books, Vols. U-V (21-22) 1957-1961 GS 2, Reel 17
NCB Books, Vols. W (23)
And Indexes
1961-1969
1963-1969
GS 2, Reel 18

Registers - 1842 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 - 1842-1931

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Registers, Vol. A-C 1842-1879 GS 2, Reel 19
Registers, Vol. D-E 1879-1888 GS 2, Reel 20
Registers, Vol. F-G 1888-1892 GS 2, Reel 21
Registers, Vol. H-I 1892-1896 GS 2, Reel 22
Registers, Vol. J-K 1896-1898 GS 2, Reel 23
Registers, Vol. L 1898-1900 GS 2, Reel 24
Registers, Vol. M 1900-1902 GS 2, Reel 25
Registers, Vol. N-P (14-16) 1902-1906 Ms 887, Reel 1066
Registers, Vol. Q-S (17-19) 1906-1909 Ms 887, Reel 1067
Registers, Vol. S (19) 1908-1909 Ms 887, Reel 1073
Registers, Vol. T-Vol (20-22) 1909-1913 Ms 887, Reel 1068
Registers, Vol. W-X (23-24)
Registers, Y (25)
1913-1917 Ms 887, Reel 1069
Registers, Vol. Y (25) cont.
Registers, Vol. Z (26),
Registers, Vol. 27.
1917-1919 Ms 887, Reel 1070
Registers, Vol. 28-29,
Registers, Vol. 30
1919-1922 Ms 887, Reel 1071
Registers, Vol. 30 cont.
Registers, Vol. 31, 32
1921-1924 Ms 887, Reel 1072
Registers, Vol. 32 cont.
Registers, Vol. 33-34
1924-1926 Ms 887, Reel 1073
Registers, Vol. 35-36 1926-1928 Ms 887, Reel 1074
Registers, Vol. 37-38 1929-1931 Ms 887, Reel 1075

Estate Files - 1870 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 - 1870-1931

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
306-392 1870-1872 GS 1, Reel 764
393-534 1872-1874 GS 1, Reel 765
535-661 1874-1876 GS 1, Reel 766
662-792 1876-1878 GS 1, Reel 767
793-921 1878-1880 GS 1, Reel 768
922-1052 1880-1883 GS 1, Reel 769
1053-1187 1883-1885 GS 1, Reel 770
1188-1314 1885-1886 GS 1, Reel 771
1315-1444 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 772
1445-1564 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 773
1565-1691 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 774
1692-1819 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 775
1820-1930 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 776
1931-2049 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 777
2050-2164 1892 GS 1, Reel 778
2165-2281 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 779
2282-2390 1893 GS 1, Reel 780
2391-2492 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 781
2493-2605 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 782
2606-2729 1895 GS 1, Reel 783
2730-2846 1896 GS 1, Reel 784
2847-2964 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 785
2965-3085 1897 GS 1, Reel 786
3086-3190 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 787
3191-3300 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 788
3301-3418 1899 GS 1, Reel 789
3419-3519 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 790
3520-3618 1900 GS 1, Reel 791
3619-3681 1900 GS 1, Reel 792
3682-3834 1901 MS 887, Reel 282
3835-4011 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 283
4012-4153 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 284
4154-4284 1903 MS 887, Reel 285
4271 1903 MS 887, Reel 286
4284-4417, 4271 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 286
4418-4534 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 287
4535-4659 1905 MS 887, Reel 288
4660-4799 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 289
4800-4938 1906 MS 887, Reel 290
4939-5067 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 291
5068-5136 1907 MS 887, Reel 292
5137-5271 1907 MS 887, Reel 293
5272-5405 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 294
5406-5535 1908 MS 887, Reel 295
5536-5671 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 296
5672-5809 1909 MS 887, Reel 297
5810-5955 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 298
5956-6086 1910 MS 887, Reel 299
6087-6225 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 300
6226-6374 1911 MS 887, Reel 301
6375-6528 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 302
6529-6666 1912 MS 887, Reel 303
6667-6807 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 304
6808-6950 1913 MS 887, Reel 305
6951-7016 1913 MS 887, Reel 306
7017-7160 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 307
7161-7297 1914 MS 887, Reel 308
7298-7432 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 309
7432A-7482 1915 MS 887, Reel 310
7483-7623 1915 MS 887, Reel 311
7624-7757 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 312
7758-7892 1916 MS 887, Reel 313
7893-8029 1916 MS 887, Reel 314
8030-8149 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 315
8150-8281 1917 MS 887, Reel 316
8282-8409 1917 MS 887, Reel 317
8410-8538 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 318
8539-8673 1918 MS 887, Reel 319
8674-8801 1918 MS 887, Reel 320
8802-8933 1918 MS 887, Reel 321
8934-8998 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 322
8999-9132 1919 MS 887, Reel 323
9133-9269 1919 MS 887, Reel 324
9270-9400 1919 MS 887, Reel 325
9401-9528 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 326
9529-9656 1920 MS 887, Reel 327
9657-9794 1920 MS 887, Reel 328
9795-9929 1920 MS 887, Reel 329
9930-9973 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 330
9974-10105 1921 MS 887, Reel 331
10106-10236 1921 MS 887, Reel 332
10237-10356 1921 MS 887, Reel 333
10357-10490 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 334
10491-10623 1922 MS 887, Reel 335
10624-10751 1922 MS 887, Reel 336
10752-10877 1922 MS 887, Reel 337
10878-11000 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 338
11001-11125 1923 MS 887, Reel 339
11126-11185 1923 MS 887, Reel 340
11186-11313 1923 MS 887, Reel 341
11314-11438 1923 MS 887, Reel 342
11439-11559 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 343
11560-11680 1924 MS 887, Reel 344
11681-11802 1924 MS 887, Reel 345
11803-11911 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 346
11912-12032 1925 MS 887, Reel 347
12033-12085 1925 MS 887, Reel 348
12086-12213 1925 MS 887, Reel 349
12214-12339 1925 MS 887, Reel 350
12340-12461 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 351
12462-12581 1926 MS 887, Reel 352
12582-12701 1926 MS 887, Reel 353
12702-12824 1926 MS 887, Reel 354
12825-12942 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 355
12943-13057 1927 MS 887, Reel 356
13057-13183 1927 MS 887, Reel 357
13184-13302 1927 MS 887, Reel 358
13303-13405 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 359
13406-13505 1928 MS 887, Reel 360
13506-13599 1928 MS 887, Reel 361
13600-13695 1928 MS 887, Reel 362
13696-13796 1928 MS 887, Reel 363
13797-13901 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 364
13902-14002 1929 MS 887, Reel 365
14003-14104 1929 MS 887, Reel 366
14105-14205 1929 MS 887, Reel 367
14206-14303 1929 MS 887, Reel 368
14304-14399 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 369
14400-14498 1930 MS 887, Reel 370
14499-14602 1930 MS 887, Reel 371
14603-14701 1930 MS 887, Reel 372
14702-14804 1930 MS 887, Reel 373
14805-14903 1930 MS 887, Reel 374
14904-14908 1930-1931 MS 887, Reel 375

Estate Files - 1932-1970


Estate Files processed after 1931 and more than 40 years ago 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 Division
161 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2K1
613-239-1560

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