Microfilm Interloan Service  

Haldimand 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 - 1851 to 1969


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. Use the number that appears in the INSTRUMENT column as the file number in the index.

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

Indexes - 1851 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index, Vols. 1-2 1851-1969 GS 2, Reel 51

Registers - 1851 to 1933


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 - 1851 to 1933

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vols. A, 1-535 1851-1876 GS 2, Reel 52
Vols. B, 536-1137 1876-1889 GS 2, Reel 53
Vols. C, 1138-1974 1889-1901 GS 2, Reel 54
Vols. D(4)-E(5) 1901-1916 MS 887, Reel 1106
Vols. F(6)-G(7) 1916-1923 MS 887, Reel
Vols. G(7)cont. -H(8) 1923-1929 MS 887, Reel 1108
Vol. I(9) 1929-1933 MS 887, Reel 1109


Estate Files - 1851 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 - 1851 to 1931

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0001-0144 1851-1860 GS 1, Reel 695
0145-0248 1860-1865 GS 1, Reel 696
0249-0353 1865-1870 GS 1, Reel 697
0354-0478 1870-1874 GS 1, Reel 698
0479-0597 1874-1878 GS 1, Reel 699
0598-0718 1878-1881 GS 1, Reel 700
0719-0838 1881-1884 GS 1, Reel 701
0839-0961 1884-1886 GS 1, Reel 702
0962-1084 1886-1888 GS 1, Reel 703
1085-1198 1888-1890 GS 1, Reel 704
1199-1309 1890-1892 GS 1, Reel 705
1310-1414 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 706
1415-1514 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 707
1515-1611 1894-1896 GS 1, Reel 708
1612-1705 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 709
1706-1803 1897-1899 GS 1, Reel 710
1804-1897 1899-1897 GS 1, Reel 711
1898-1943 1900 GS 1, Reel 712
1944-2010 1901 MS 887, Reel 644
2011-2145 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 645
2146-2255 1903-1905 MS 887, Reel 646
2256-2371 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 647
2372-2485 1906-1908 MS 887, Reel 648
2486-2530 1908 MS 887, Reel 649
2531-2629 1908-1910 MS 887, Reel 650
2630-2719 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 651
2720-2807 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 652
2808-2909 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 653
2910-3012 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 654
3013-3112 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 655
3113-3208 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 656
3209-3292 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 657
3293-3389 1917-1919 MS 887, Reel 658
3388-3486 1919 MS 887, Reel 659
3487-3586 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 660
3587-3652 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 661
3653-3732 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 662
3733-3840 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 663
3841-3942 1923 MS 887, Reel 664
3943-3973 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 665
3974-4063 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 666
4064-4164 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 667
4165-4256 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 668
4257-4347 (4296 missing) 1927 MS 887, Reel 669
4348-4428 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 670
4429-4517 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 671
4518-4598 1929 MS 887, Reel 672
4599-4683 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 673
4684-4740 1930-1931 MS 887, Reel 674

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
55 Munsee Street
Cayuga, Ontario
N0A 1E0
905-772-3335

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