Microfilm Interloan Service

Frontenac 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 - 1858 to 1943


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.

  • 1793-1858: The "Dark folder" estate files (i.e., administration actions where there is no will) have been rearranged by surname. Use microfilm MS 887, reels 1087 to 1089.

  • 1801-1858: The “Light folder" estate files (i.e., probate actions where there is a will) have been rearranged by surname. Use microfilm GS 1, Reels 1222 to 1224.

  • 1858-1891: In the index, use the GRANT number to the RIGHT of the name.

  • 1891-1902: From the index at the front of the Grant Book, look up the page cited and note the File Number and date given to the LEFT of the name.

  • 1903-1943: In the indexes, note the File Number given to the RIGHT of the name.

Please Note:

  • 1944-1961: The Archives has not received the index. For the File Number, contact the

Superior Court of Justice
469 Montreal Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3H9

Go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

Indexes - 1858 to 1943

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Indexes 1858-1943 GS 2, Reel 40

Registers - 1814 to 1930


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.

Registers - 1814 to 1930

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Probate Book D
And Index
1833-1851 MS 887, Reel 1086
Admin Book F
And Index To Bks E & F
1852-1858 MS 887, Reel 1086
Vol. 1-2, E-F 1814-1858 GS 2, Reel 40
Vol. 4 1871-1884 GS 2, Reel 41
Vol. 5 1884-1892 GS 2, Reel 42
Vol. 6 1892-1899 GS 2, Reel 43
Vol. 7 1899-1905 GS 2, Reel 44
Vols.8,9,10,11 1906-1910 MS 887, Reel 1090
Vols. 11 (cont.) - 14 1910-1914 MS 887, Reel 1091
Vols. 15-17 1914-1916 MS 887, Reel 1092
Vols. 18-20 1917-1919 MS 887, Reel 1093
Vols. 21-23 1920-1922 MS 887, Reel 1094
Vols. 24-26 1923-1925 MS 887, Reel 1095
Vols. 26 (cont.) - 30 1925-1929 MS 887, Reel 1096
Vols. 31 1930 MS 887, Reel 1097

Estate Files - 1793 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 - 1793 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Admin. Files: A - Hal (Boxes 1-7) 1793-1858 MS 887, Reel 1087
Admin. Files: Ham-Smi (Boxes 8-14) 1793-1858 MS 887, Reel 1088
Admin. Files: Sn-Z (Boxes 15-16) 1793-1858 MS 887, Reel 1089
A - DEA 1801-1858 GS 1, Reel 1222
DA - ROB 1801-1858 GS 1, Reel 1223
REI - ZWI

[Old Series] 1-71

1801-1858

1858-1860

GS 1, Reel 1224
72-189 1860-1864 GS 1, Reel 1225
190-305 1864-1867 GS 1, Reel 1226
306-422 1867-1871 GS 1, Reel 1227
423-597 1871-1875 GS 1, Reel 1228
598-724 1875-1878 GS 1, Reel 1229
725-841 1878-1881 GS 1, Reel 1230
842-952 1881-1883 GS 1, Reel 1231
953-1067 1883-1885 GS 1, Reel 1232
1068-1177 1885-1887 GS 1, Reel 1233
1178-1272 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 1234
1273-1363 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 1235
1364-1449 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 1236
1450-1538 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 1237
1539-1630 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 1238
1631-1724 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 1239
1725-1810 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 1240
1811-1900 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 1241
1901-1993 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 1242
1994-2087 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 1243
2088-2171 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 1244
2172-2260 1898-1900 GS 1, Reel 1245
2261-2349 1900 GS 1, Reel 1246
2350-2422 1901 MS 887, Reel 539
2423-2532, 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 540
[New Series] 1-31    
32-155 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 541
156-202 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 542
203-262 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 543
263-390 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 544
391-514 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 545
515-634 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 546
635-758 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 547
759-884 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 548
885-1019 1911-1913 MS 887, Reel 549
1020-1153 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 550
1154-2065 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 551
2066-2192 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 552
2193-2320 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 553
2321-2446 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 554
2447-2590 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 555
2591-2736 1919 MS 887, Reel 556
2737-2877 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 557
2878-2986 (part) 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 558
2986 (cont.) - 3116 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 559
3117-3239 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 560
3240-3371 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 561
3372-3500 1924 MS 887, Reel 562
3501-3624 1925 MS 887, Reel 563
3625-3704 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 564
3705-3822 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 565
3823-3951 1927 MS 887, Reel 566
3952-4059 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 567
4059-4159 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 568
4160-4227 1929 MS 887, Reel 569
4228-4327 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 570
4328-4423 1930 MS 887, Reel 571
4424-4456 1930 MS 887, Reel 572

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.


Unified Family Court - Estates Division
469 Montreal Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2N4
613-548-6789

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