Microfilm Interloan Service

Halton 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.

Non-Contentious Business Books (Indexes) - 1851 to 1943


The courthouse used non-contentious business books (NCBs) as indexes.

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.

  • 1855-1903: From the indexes at the front of each register, look up the page cited and note the File Number and date given on the RIGHT.

  • 1903-1928: From the index at the beginning of the Grant Book, record the page (folio) to the RIGHT of the name. Look up that page and note the File Number listed on the far RIGHT. Note the date when the numbers repeat annually starting in 1903.

  • 1928-1943: Look up the alphabetical index (NCB Books Vol. 3) to find the appropriate page in NCB Books, Vol. 4. The grant number, which is also the estate file number, will be found in Vol. 4.

To obtain file numbers for post-1943 files, please contact the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Milton, at the address below.

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

Indexes - 1851 to 1943

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vols. A-B [use as index] 1851-1877 GS 2, Reel 55
Vol. C [use as index] 1877-1889 GS 2, Reel 56
Vols. D-E [use as index] 1889-1907 GS 2, Reel 57
NCB Books Vols. A-C [use C as index] 1858-1928 GS 2, Reel 58
NCB Books, Vol. 3 & 4
(Vol. 3 is the index to Vol. 4)
1928-1943 MS 7569


Estate Files - 1855 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 - 1855 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-94 1855-1859 GS 1, Reel 538
95-189 1859-1862 GS 1, Reel 539
190-287 1862-1865 GS 1, Reel 540
288-387 1865-1869 GS 1, Reel 541
388-486 1869-1871 GS 1, Reel 542
487-581 1871-1874 GS 1, Reel 543
582-681 1874-1876 GS 1, Reel 544
682-778 1876-1879 GS 1, Reel 545
779-876 1879-1881 GS 1, Reel 546
877-970 1881-1883 GS 1, Reel 547
971-1065 1883-1885 GS 1, Reel 548
1066-1153 1885-1887 GS 1, Reel 549
1154-1246 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 550
1248-1345 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 551
1346-1447 1890-1892 GS 1, Reel 552
1448-1527 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 553
1528-1612 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 554
1613-1702 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 555
1703-1790 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 556
1791-1879 1896-1898 GS 1, Reel 557
1880-1967 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 558
1968-2029 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 559
2030-2188 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 677
#1-10 1903
#11-58 1903 MS 887, Reel 678
#1-76 1904
#77-84 1904 MS 887, Reel 679
Vols. A-B, #1-90 1905
Vol. C, #1-12 1906
Vols. D-E, #13-104 1906 MS 887, Reel 680
#1-31 1907
#32-82 1907 MS 887, Reel 681
#1-74 1908
#75-83 1908 MS 887, Reel 682
#1-70 1909
#1-44 1910
#45-76 1910 MS 887, Reel 683
#1-72 1911
#1-10 1912
#11-90 1912 MS 887, Reel 684
#1-33 1913
#34-90 1913 MS 887, Reel 685
#1-65 1914
#66-92 1914 MS 887, Reel 686
#1-26 1915
#27-104 1915 MS 887, Reel 687
#1-41 1916
#42-89 1916 MS 887, Reel 688
#1-64 1917
#65-94 1917 MS 887, Reel 689
#1-82 1918
#83-105 1918 MS 887, Reel 690
#1-100 1919
#101-136 1919 MS 887, Reel 691
#1-71 1920
#72-101 1920 MS 887, Reel 692
#1-95 1921
#96-99 1921 MS 887, Reel 693
#1-120 (missing #63 see below) 1922
#63 1922 MS 887, Reel 705
#121-140 1922 MS 887, Reel 694
#1-82 1923
#83-138 1923 MS 887, Reel 695
#1-52 1924
#53-109 1924 MS 887, Reel 696
#1-57 1925
#58-117 1925 MS 887, Reel 697
#1-38 1926
#39-148 1926 MS 887, Reel 698
#1-4(part) 1927
#4(cont.) - 91 1927 MS 887, Reel 699
#92-124 1927 MS 887, Reel 700
#1-58 1928
#59-129 1928 MS 887, Reel 701
#1-12 1929
#59-129 1929 MS 887, Reel 702
#1-12 1929
#100-130 1929 MS 887, Reel 703
#1-50 1930
#51-101 1930 MS 887, Reel 704
#102-119 1930 MS 887, Reel 705

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 Division
491 Steeles Avenue East
Milton, Ontario
L9T 1Y7
905-878-7281

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