Microfilm Interloan Service

Hastings 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 - 1859 to 1966


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.

  • 1840-1859: These "A1" through "A410" files are arranged by year and indexed in Inventory 22, Appendix A25.

  • 1859-1930: Use the File Number in the NCB (Non-Contentious Business) column. Ignore references to the book and page number.

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

Indexes - 1859 to 1966

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1859-1966 GS 2, Reel 59


Estate Files - 1840 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 - 1840 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
A1-A121 1840-1851 GS 2, Reel 59
A122-A410 1851-1859 GS 1, Reel 1178
0001-0105 1859-1864 GS 1, Reel 1179
0106-0197 1864-1868 GS 1, Reel 1180
0198-0309 1868-1872 GS 1, Reel 1181
0310-0419 1872-1875 GS 1, Reel 1182
0420-0531 1875-1878 GS 1, Reel 1183
0532-0635 1878-1880 GS 1, Reel 1184
0636-0742 1880-1882 GS 1, Reel 1185
0743-0851 1882-1884 GS 1, Reel 1187
0852-0964 1884-1885 GS 1, Reel 1188
0965-1074 1885-1887 GS 1, Reel 1189
1075-1178 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 1190
1179-1286 1888-1890 GS 1, Reel 1191
1287-1396 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 1192
1397-1501 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 1193
1502-1605 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 1194
1606-1710 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 1195
1711-1809 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 1196
1810-1905 1895 GS 1, Reel 1197
1906-2002 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 1198
2003-2097 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 1199
2098-2191 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 1200
2192-2291 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 1201
2292-2388 1899 GS 1, Reel 1202
2389-2485 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 1203
2486-2515 1900 GS 1, Reel 1204
2516-2562 1901 MS 887, Reel 706
2563-2703 (2646 missing) 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 707
2704-2832 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 708
2833-2941 (2837 missing) 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 709
2942-3050 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 710
3051-3159 1905 MS 887, Reel 711
3160-3261 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 712
3262-3383 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 713
3384-3500 1907 MS 887, Reel 714
3501-3588 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 715
3589-3688 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 716
3689-3792 1909 MS 887, Reel 717
3793-3913 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 718
3914-4029 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 719
4030-4147 1911 MS 887, Reel 720
4148-4255 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 721
4256-4376 1912 MS 887, Reel 722
4377-4496 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 723
4497-4618 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 724
4619-4746 1914 MS 887, Reel 725
4747-4861 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 726
4862-4982 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 727
4983-5092 1916 MS 887, Reel 728
5093-5204 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 729
5205-5321 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 730
5322-5442 1918 MS 887, Reel 731
5443-5565 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 732
5566-5683 1919 MS 887, Reel 733
5684-5789 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 734
5790-5911 1920 MS 887, Reel 735
5912-5966 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 736
5967-6021 1921 MS 887, Reel 737
6022-6123 1921 MS 887, Reel 738
6124-6243 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 739
6244-6369 1922 MS 887, Reel 740
6370-6490 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 741
6491-6600 1923 MS 887, Reel 742
6601-6723 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 743
6724-6762 1924 MS 887, Reel 744
6763-6835 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 745
6836-6942 1925 MS 887, Reel 746
6943-6992 1925 MS 887, Reel 747
6993-7051 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 748
7052-7153 1926 MS 887, Reel 749
7154-7270 (7223 missing) 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 750
7380-7483 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 752
7484-7570 1928 MS 887, Reel 753
7571-7675 1928 MS 887, Reel 754
7676-7773 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 755
7774-7872 1929 MS 887, Reel 756
7873-7969 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 757
7970-8068 1930 MS 887, Reel 758
8069-8163 1930 MS 887, Reel 759

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
235 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 3A9
613-962-9106

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