Microfilm Interloan Service

United Counties of Prescott and Russell 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 - 1858 to 1969


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.

  • 1823-1858: Estate files are missing. Use the Registers on GS 2, Reel 166, which are indexed in Inventory 22, Appendix A25. This reel is not available through Interloan.

  • 1858-1930: In the microfilmed index, the File Number is to the LEFT of the name.

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

Indexes - 1858 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1858-1969 GS 2, Reel 165


Estate Files - 1858 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 - 1858 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0001-0004 1858-1860 GS 1, Reel 743A
0006-0135 1860-1876 GS 1, Reel 744
0136-0258 1876-1884 GS 1, Reel 745
0259-0352 1884-1888 GS 1, Reel 746
0353-0453 1888-1890 GS 1, Reel 747
0454-0564 1890-1893 GS 1, Reel 748
0565-0665 1893-1896 GS 1, Reel 749
0666-0781 1896-1898 GS 1, Reel 750
0782-0881 1898-1900 GS 1, Reel 751
0881-0968 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 1714
0969-1080 1902-1904 MS 887, Reel 1885
1081-1202 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 1886
1203-1305 1905-1907 MS 887, Reel 1887
1306-1430 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1888
1431-1553 1908-1910 MS 887, Reel 1889
1554-1678 1910-1912 MS 887, Reel 1890
1679-1802 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 1891
1803-1922 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1892
1923-2045 1914-1916 MS 887, Reel 1893
2046-2162 1916 MS 887, Reel 1894
2163-2284 1916-1918 MS 887, Reel 1895
2285-2398 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1896
2399-2505 1919 MS 1242
2506-2628 1919-1920 MS 1247
2628-2734 1920-1921 MS 1248
2735-2847 1921-1922 MS 1249
2848-2961 1922-1924 MS 1250
2962-3071 1924 MS 1251
3072-3188 1924-1926 MS 1252
3189-3307 1926 MS 1253
3308-3421 1926-1927 MS 1254
3422-3524 1927-1928 MS 1255
3525-3612 1928-1929 MS 1256
3613-3690 1929-1930 MS 1269
3691-3760 1930 MS 1270

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
59 Court Street, 2nd Floor
L'Original, Ontario
K0B 1K0
613-675-4567

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