Microfilm Interloan Service

Lambton 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 - 1854 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 File Number in the NUMBER column to the RIGHT of the name.

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


Indexes - 1854 to 1966

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1854-1966 GS 2, Reel 68

Registers - 1854 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 - 1854 to 1930

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vol. A (1-737) 1854-1876 GS 2, Reel 68
Vol. B-C (438-1707) 1876-1892 GS 2, Reel 69
Vol. D (1708-2266) 1892-1897 GS 2, Reel 70
Vol. E (2267-2825) 1897-1901 GS 2, Reel 71
Vol. F (6) (2826-3398) 1901-1905 MS 887, Reel 1196
Vol. G-I (7-9) (3399-5792) 1905-1918 MS 887, Reel 1119
Vol. I-K (9-11) (5791-7500) 1918-1925 MS 887, Reel 1120
Vol. K (11), 12-13 (7500-8196) 1925-1928 MS 887, Reel 1121
Vol. 13-15 (8196-8900) 1928-1930 MS 887, Reel 1122
Vol. 15 (8900-9009) 1930 MS 887, Reel 1123


Estate Files - 1854 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 - 1854 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-76 1854-1862 GS 1, Reel 186A
77-218 1862-1870 GS 1, Reel 187
219-352 1870-1873 GS 1, Reel 188
353-490 1874-1877 GS 1, Reel 189
491-633 1877-1879 GS 1, Reel 190
634-770 1882-1884 GS 1, Reel 191
771-886 1884-1886 GS 1, Reel 192
887-1007 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 193
1008-1122 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 194
1123-1236 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 195
1237-1351 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 196
1352-1457 1891 GS 1, Reel 197
1458-1571 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 198
1572-1682 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 199
1683-1789 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 200
1790-1886 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 201
1887-1990 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 202
1991-2091 1896 GS 1, Reel 203
2092-2190 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 204
2191-2285 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 205
2286-2376 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 206
2377-2474 1899 GS 1, Reel 207
2475-2573 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 208
2574-267 1900 GS 1, Reel 209
2673-2750 1900-1901 GS 1, Reel 210
2751-2786 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 893
2787-2914 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 894
2915-3043 1903 MS 887, Reel 895
3044-3147 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 896
3148-3246 1904 MS 887, Reel 897
3247-3349 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 898
3350-3445 1905 MS 887, Reel 899
3446-3546 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 900
3547-3642 1906 MS 887, Reel 901
3643-3728 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 902
3729-3834 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 903
3835-3934 1908 MS 887, Reel 904
3935-4039 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 905
4040-4142 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 906
4143-4241 1910 MS 887, Reel 907
4242-4287 1910 MS 887, Reel 908
4288-4389 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 909
4390-4497 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 910
4498-4603 1912 MS 887, Reel 911
4604-4713 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 912
4714-4820 1913 MS 887, Reel 913
4821-4923 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 914
4924-5024 1914 MS 887, Reel 915
5025-5107 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 916
5108-5217 1915 MS 887, Reel 917
5218-5315 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 918
5316-5421 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 919
5422-5526 1917 MS 887, Reel 920
5527-5635 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 921
5636-5748 1918 MS 887, Reel 922
5749-5862 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 923
5863-5976 1919 MS 887, Reel 924
5977-6090 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 925
6091-6199 1920 MS 887, Reel 926
6200-6315 1920 MS 887, Reel 927
6316-6419 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 928
6420-6506 1921 MS 887, Reel 929
6507-6614 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 930
6615-6721 1922 MS 887, Reel 931
6722-6828 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 932
6829-6933 1923 MS 887, Reel 933
6934-7040 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 934
7041-7149 1924 MS 887, Reel 935
7150-7245 1924 MS 887, Reel 936
7246-7351 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 937
7352-7460 1925 MS 887, Reel 938
7461-7564 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 939
7565-7677 1926 MS 887, Reel 940
7678-7783 1926 MS 887, Reel 941
7784-7897 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 942
7898-8011 1927 MS 887, Reel 943
8012-8124 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 944
8125-8222 1928 MS 887, Reel 945
8223-8319 1928 MS 887, Reel 946
8320-8418 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 947
8419-8504 1929 MS 887, Reel 948
8505-8594 1929 MS 887, Reel 949
8595-8685 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 950
8686-8783 1930 MS 887, Reel 951
8784-8880 1930 MS 887, Reel 952
8881-8950 1930 MS 887, Reel 953

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
700 Christina Street North, Suite 106
Sarnia, Ontario
N7V 3C2
519-337-5314

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