Microfilm Interloan Service  

Dufferin 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 - 1881 to 1968


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).

  • When you find the name of the person look in the NCB (non-contentious business) column for the file number.

  • Dundas: see Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry

  • Durham: see Northumberland & Durham
  • Once you have the number, go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

    Indexes - 1881 to 1968

    Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
    Index 1881-1968 GS 2, Reel 26

    Registers - 1881 to 1906


    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 - 1894 to 1906

    Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
    Vol. A (1-458) 1881-1894 GS 2, Reel 26
    Vol. B (460-1033) 1894-1906 GS 2, Reel 27

    Estate Files - 1881 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 - 1881 to 1931

    Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
    1-102 1881-1884 GS 1, Reel 427
    103-202 1884-1888 GS 1, Reel 428
    203-300 1888-1891 GS 1, Reel 429
    301-399 1891-1893 GS 1, Reel 430
    400-488 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 431
    489-581 1894-1897 GS 1, Reel 432
    582-671 1897-1899 GS 1, Reel 433
    672-711 1899 GS 1, Reel 434
    712-873 1900-1903 MS 887, Reel 376
    874-979 1903-1905 MS 887, Reel 377
    980-1099 1905-1907 MS 887, Reel 378
    1199-1291 1908-1910 MS 887, Reel 380
    1292-1393 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 381
    1394-1504 1911-1913 MS 887, Reel 382
    1505-1600 1913-1915 MS 887, Reel 383
    1601-1684 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 384
    1685-1766 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 385
    1767-1853 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 386
    1854-1946 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 387
    1947-2033 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 388
    2034-2113 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 389
    2114-2187 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 390
    2188-2272 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 391
    2273-2351 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 392
    2352-2429 (missing 2387, 2428) 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 393
    2430-2504 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 394
    2505-2575 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 395
    2576-2651 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 396
    2652-2720 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 397
    2721-2787 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 398
    2788-2861 1930 MS 887, Reel 399
    2862-2933 1930-1931 MS 887, Reel 400

    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 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
    10 Louisa Street, 1st Floor
    Orangeville, Ontario
    L9W 3P9
    519-941-4744

    Superior Court of Justice - Estates Division

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