Microfilm Interloan Service

Norfolk 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.

Grant Books and Indexes - 1839 to 1967


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.

  • 1839-1868: Files are arranged alphabetically. See microfilm GS 1, reels 249 to 252. For 1839-1858 you may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1868-1930: From the surname index in the Grant Books, look up the page listed to find the Estate File number to the LEFT of the name. Note the year when the file numbers repeat annually after 1903.

  • NOTE: in 1876, the Court stopped at #294 (Old Series) and restarted at #1 (New Series) again.

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

Grant Book and Indexes - 1839 to 1967

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Grant Books Vol. A-C (approx.) 1839-1905 GS 2, Reel 106
Grant Books Vol. D-E 1905-1917 GS 2, Reel 107
Grant Books Vol. F-H 1917-1931 GS 2, Reel 109
Index 1931-1967 GS 2, Reel 109

Registers - 1903 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 - 1903 to 1930

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vol. M(17), N(18) 1903-1910 MS 887, Reel 1147
Vol. 1, 2 1928-1930 MS 887, Reel 1148
Vol. 2 (cont.) 1928-1930 MS 887, Reel 1149


Estate Files - 1839 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 - 1839 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
A - CU 1839-1868 GS 1, Reel 249
CU - MO 1839-1868 GS 1, Reel 250
MO - WA 1839-1868 GS 1, Reel 251
WA - WR 1839-1868 GS 1, Reel 252
Old Series
0001-0129 1868-1872 GS 1, Reel 253
0130-0257 1872-1876 GS 1, Reel 254
0258-0294 1876 GS 1, Reel 255
New Series
001-0074 1876-1878 GS 1, Reel 255
0079-0200 1879-1882 GS 1, Reel 256
0201-0317 1882-1884 GS 1, Reel 257
0318-0428 1884-1887 GS 1, Reel 258
0429-0540 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 259
0541-0643 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 260
0644-0739 1890-1892 GS 1, Reel 261
0740-0830 1892-1894 GS 1, Reel 262
0831-0912 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 263
0913-1007 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 264
1008-1099 1895-1897 GS 1, Reel 265
1100-1190 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 266
1191-1280 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 267
1281-1377 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 268
1378-1503 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 1497
1504-1606 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 1498
1607-1618
1-35
1903- 1904 MS 887, Reel 1499
36-80 1904 MS 887, Reel 1500
9-96 1906 MS 887, Reel 1502
1-89
1-10
1907- 1908 MS 887, Reel 1503
11-90
1-18
1908- 1909 MS 887, Reel 1504
19-91
1-34
1909- 1910 MS 887, Reel 1505
35-101
1-26
1910- 1911 MS 887, Reel 1506
27-90
1-38
1911- 1912 MS 887, Reel 1507
39-102
1-42
1912- 1913 MS 887, Reel 1508
43-110
1-32
1913- 1914 MS 887, Reel 1509
33-94
1-41
1914- 1915 MS 887, Reel 1510
42-103
1-36
1915- 1916 MS 887, Reel 1511
37-117
1-23
1916- 1917 MS 887, Reel 1512
24-104
1-15
1917- 1918 MS 887, Reel 1513
16-106 1918 MS 887, Reel 1514
107-124
1-77
1918- 1919 MS 887, Reel 1515
78-123
1-48
1919- 1920 MS 887, Reel 1516
49-117
1-33
1920- 1921 MS 887, Reel 1517
34-116 1921 MS 887, Reel 1518
117-121
1-94
1921- 1922 MS 887, Reel 1519
95-98
1-91
1922- 1923 MS 887, Reel 1520
92-115
1-78
1923- 1924 MS 887, Reel 1521
79-112
1-63
1924- 1925 MS 887, Reel 1522
64-122
1-38
1925- 1926 MS 887, Reel 1523
39-127
1-6
1926- 1927 MS 887, Reel 1524
7-103 1927 MS 887, Reel 1525
104-135
1-42
1927- 1928 MS 887, Reel 1526
43-115 1928 MS 887, Reel 1527
116-159
1-31
1928- 1929 MS 887, Reel 1528
32-99 1929 MS 887, Reel 1529
100-150
1-29
1929- 1930 MS 887, Reel 1530
30-102 1930 MS 887, Reel 1531
103-165 1930 MS 887, Reel 1532

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
530 Queensway West
Level 3
Simcoe, Ontario
N3Y 4L2
519-426-8275

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