Microfilm Interloan Service

Peterborough 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 - 1842 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.

  • 1842-1858: On the typed listings, use the application number ("No.") to the left of the name. You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1859-1878: The surname index at the end of the NCB book gives the file number and date of filing.

  • 1879-1912: From the surname indexes at the end of the NCB books, look up the page cited in the Non-Contentious Business Book column. On that page, the file number is to the LEFT of the name.

  • 1912-1930: The file number is the APPLICATION number given in the first column.

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

Indexes - 1842 to 1966

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
NCB Books 1842-1942 GS 2, Reel 157
NCB Books 1943-1966 GS 2, Reel 158


Estate Files - 1842 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 - 1842 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
[Old Series] 0002-0049 1842-1849 GS 1, Reel 810
0050-0173 1849-1858 GS 1, Reel 811
[New Series] 0001-0051 1858-1861 GS 1, Reel 811
0052-0182 1861-1868 GS 1, Reel 812
0183-0307 1868-1873 GS 1, Reel 813
0308-0422 1873-1877 GS 1, Reel 814
0423-0527 1877-1880 GS 1, Reel 815
0528-0640 1880-1883 GS 1, Reel 816
0641-0747 1883-1886 GS 1, Reel 817
0748-0848 1886-1888 GS 1, Reel 818
0849-0945 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 819
0946-1041 1889-1891 GS 1, Reel 820
1042-1141 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 821
1142-1233 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 822
1234-1325 1893-1895 GS 1, Reel 823
1326-1424 1894-1896 GS 1, Reel 824
1425-1520 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 825
1521-1617 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 826
1618-1714 1898-1900 GS 1, Reel 827
1715-1785 1900 GS 1, Reel 828
1786-1830 1901 MS 887, Reel 1679
1831-2003 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 1680
2004-2132 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1681
2133-2265 1904-1906 MS 887, Reel 1682
2266-2403 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 1683
2404-2540 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1684
2541-2678 1908-1910 MS 887, Reel 1685
2679-2812 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1686
2813-2954 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 1687
2955-3080 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 1688
3081-3206 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1689
3207-3319 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1690
3320-3434 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 1691
3435-3546 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1692
3547-3659 1917 MS 887, Reel 1693
3660-3776 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1694
3777-3890 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1695
3891-4007 1919 MS 887, Reel 1696
4008-4121 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1697
4122-4237 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1698
4238-4352 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1699
4353-4465 1922 MS 887, Reel 1700
4466-4579 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1701
4580-4695 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1702
4696-4806 1924 MS 887, Reel 1703
4807-4924 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1704
4925-5039 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1705
5040-5257 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1706
5258-5345, 5140-5170 1927 MS 887, Reel 1707
5171-5240, 5346-5372 1926-1928 MS 887, Reel 1708
5373-5469 1928 MS 887, Reel 1709
5470-5570 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1710
5571-5672 1929 MS 887, Reel 1711
5673-5770 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1712
5771-5869 1930 MS 887, Reel 1713
5870-5906 1930 MS 887, Reel 1714

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
70 Simcoe Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 7G9
705-876-3816

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