Microfilm Interloan Service

Ontario 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 1970


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 index (GS 2, reel 129) to locate the file number in the NUMBER column on the far right.

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

Indexes - 1854 to 1970

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1854-1970 GS 2, Reel 129

Registers - 1854 to 1902


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 1902

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Probate Book 1854-1865 GS 2, Reel 130
Probate Book 1865-1875 GS 2, Reel 131
Probate Book 1875-1882 GS 2, Reel 132
Probate Book 1882-1888 GS 2, Reel 133
Probate Book 1888-1893 GS 2, Reel 134
Probate Book 1893-1897 GS 2, Reel 135
Probate Book 1897-1902 GS 2, Reel 136


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.

Ontario County Surrogate Court Estate Files - 1854 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-101 1854-1858 GS 1, Reel 1144
102-198 1858-1861 GS 1, Reel 1145
199-284 1861-1863 GS 1, Reel 1146
285-379 1863-1866 GS 1, Reel 1147
380-486 1866-1868 GS 1, Reel 1148
487-603 1868-1870 GS 1, Reel 1149
604-717 1870-1872 GS 1, Reel 1150
718-834 1872-1874 GS 1, Reel 1151
835-955 1874-1875 GS 1, Reel 1152
957-1069 1875-1877 GS 1, Reel 1153
1070-1193 1877-1878 GS 1, Reel 1154
1194-1313 1878-1880 GS 1, Reel 1155
1314-1436 1880-1881 GS 1, Reel 1156
1437-1556 1881-1883 GS 1, Reel 1157
1557-1674 1883-1884 GS 1, Reel 1158
1675-1791 1884-1886 GS 1, Reel 1159
1792-1906 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 1160
1907-2018 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 1161
2019-2132 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 1162
2133-2240 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 1163
2241-2354 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 1164
2355-2457 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 1165
2458-2552 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 1166
2553-2645 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 1167
2646-2741 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 1168
2742-2837 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 1169
2838-2933 1896 GS 1, Reel 1170
2934-3025 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 1171
3026-3118 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 1172
3119-3191 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 1173
3192-3284 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 1174
3285-3380 1900 GS 1, Reel 1175
3381-3394 1900 GS 1, Reel 1176
3395-3512 1901 MS 887, Reel 1715
3513-3631 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 1716
3632-3731 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 1717
3732-3829 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1718
3830-3920 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 1719
3921-4024 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 1720
4025-4132 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 1721
4133-4233 1907 MS 887, Reel 1722
4234-4331 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1723
4332-4432 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 1724
4433-4528 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1725
4529-4623 1910 MS 887, Reel 1726
4624-4726 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1727
4720-4817 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 1728
4818-4910 1912 MS 887, Reel 1729
4911-5018 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 1730
5019-5124 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1731
5125-5233 1914 MS 887, Reel 1732
5234-5344 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1733
5345-5456 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 1734
5457-5567 1916 MS 887, Reel 1735
5568-5676 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1736
5677-5713 1917 MS 887, Reel 1737
5714-5844 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1738
5845-5931 1918 MS 887, Reel 1739
5932-6043 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1740
6044-6153 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1741
6154-6244 1920 MS 887, Reel 1742
6245-6345 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1743
6346-6447 1921 MS 887, Reel 1744
6448-6550 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1745
6550-6657 1922 MS 887, Reel 1746
6658-6761 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1747
6762-6856 1923 MS 887, Reel 1748
6857-6965 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1749
6966-7071 1924 MS 887, Reel 1750
7072-7184 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1751
7185-7290 1925 MS 887, Reel 1752
7291-7385 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1753
7386-7498 1926 MS 887, Reel 1754
7499-7604 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1755
7605-7706 1927 MS 887, Reel 1756
7707-7802 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 1757
7803-7897 1928 MS 887, Reel 1758
7898-8009 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1759
8010-8116 1929 MS 887, Reel 1760
8117-8223 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1761
8224-8332 1930 MS 887, Reel 1762
8333-8442 1930 MS 887, Reel 1763
8443-8445 1930 MS 887, Reel 1764

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
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 9G7
905-430-5800

Before 15/10/1973 see Northumberland & Durham

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