Microfilm Interloan Service

Prince Edward 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 - 1859 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. In the index, the file number is in the NUMBER column to the LEFT of the name.

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

Indexes - 1859 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1859-1969 GS 2, Reel 169


Estate Files - 1859 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 - 1859 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Guardianships, 0011-0028 1876-1890 GS 1, Reel 931
     
0001-0117 1859-1867 GS 1, Reel 931
0118-0229 1867-1873 GS 1, Reel 932
0230-0336 1873-1876 GS 1, Reel 933
0337-0443 1876-1880 GS 1, Reel 934
0444-0547 1880-1883 GS 1, Reel 935
0548-0660 1884-1887 GS 1, Reel 936
0661-0765 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 937
0766-0872 1889-1892 GS 1, Reel 938
0873-0977 1892-1894 GS 1, Reel 939
0978-1075 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 940
1076-1178 1895-1898 GS 1, Reel 941
1179-1281 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 942
1282-1340 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 943
1341-1470 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 1765
1471-1582 1903-1905 MS 887, Reel 1766
1699-1814 1907-1909 MS 887, Reel 1768
1815-1930 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1769
1931-2057 1910-1912 MS 887, Reel 1770
2187-2308 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1772
2309-2433 1915-1917 MS 887, Reel 1773
2434-2552 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1774
2553-2682 1918-1920 MS 887, Reel 1775
2683-2814 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1776
2815-2935 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1777
2936-3054 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1778
3055-3137 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1779
3138-3261 1924-1926 MS 887, Reel 1780
3262-3373 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1781
3374-3485 1927-1929 MS 887, Reel 1782
3486-3602 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1783
3603-3618 1930 MS 887, Reel 1784

Estate Files – 1931-1970

Estate Files processed between 1931 and 1970 are with the Prince Edward County Archives, 261 Main Street, Wellington K0K 3L0. Click here to access the Archives' Website.

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
44 Union Street
P.O. Box 680
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0
613-476-6236

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