Microfilm Interloan Service

Simcoe 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 the appropriate microfilm reference no. (eg, MS 887 reel 113). 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 the appropriate microfilm reference no. (eg, MS 887 reel 113). 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.

Indexes - 1843 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. Use the file number in the GRANT column of the index.

  • 1843-1858: You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • NOTE: In 1858-1861, the Court stopped at #271 (Old Series) and restarted at #1 (New Series) again.

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

 

Indexes - 1843 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1843-1969 GS 2, Reel 177

Registers - 1843 to 1903


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 - 1843 to 1903

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vol. A-D 1843-1868 GS 2, Reel 178
Vol. E-F 1868-1876 GS 2, Reel 179
Vol. G 1876-1882 GS 2, Reel 180
Vol. H 1883-1887 GS 2, Reel 181
Vol. I 1887-1891 GS 2, Reel 182
Vol. J 1891-1895 GS 2, Reel 183
Vol. K 1895-1899 GS 2, Reel 184
Vol. L 1899-1903 GS 2, Reel 185


Estate Files - 1843 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 - 1843 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
[Old Series] 1-97 1843-1852 GS 1, Reel 883
98-246 1852-1857 GS 1, Reel 884
247-271 1858 GS 1, Reel 885
[New Series] 1-106 1858-1861 GS 1, Reel 885
107-226 1861-1864 GS 1, Reel 886
227-339 1864-1866 GS 1, Reel 887
340-449 1866-1868 GS 1, Reel 888
450-559 1868-1870 GS 1, Reel 889
560-664 1870-1871 GS 1, Reel 890
665-772 1871-1873 GS 1, Reel 891
773-875 1873-1874 GS 1, Reel 892
876-980 1874-1875 GS 1, Reel 893
981-1077 1875-1876 GS 1, Reel 894
1078-1182 1876-1877 GS 1, Reel 895
1183-1283 1877-1878 GS 1, Reel 896
1284-1383 1878-1879 GS 1, Reel 897
1384-1486 1879-1880 GS 1, Reel 898
1487-1591 1880-1881 GS 1, Reel 899
1592-1690 1881-1882 GS 1, Reel 900
1691-1793 1882-1883 GS 1, Reel 901
1794-1892 1883-1884 GS 1, Reel 902
1893-1994 1884-1885 GS 1, Reel 903
1995-2098 1885-1886 GS 1, Reel 904
2099-2205 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 905
2206-2309 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 906
2310-2414 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 907
2415-2518 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 908
2519-2627 1890 GS 1, Reel 909
2628-2730 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 910
2731-2829 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 911
2830-2931 1892 GS 1, Reel 912
2932-3027 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 913
3028-3121 1893 GS 1, Reel 914
3122-3219 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 915
3220-3317 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 916
3318-3414 1895 GS 1, Reel 917
3415-3513 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 918
3514-3609 1896 GS 1, Reel 919
3610-3704 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 920
3705-3804 1897 GS 1, Reel 921
3805-3903 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 922
3904-4005 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 923
4006-4102 1899 GS 1, Reel 924
4103-4198 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 925
4199-4302 1900 GS 1, Reel 926
4303-4319 1900 GS 1, Reel 927
4320-4437 1901 MS 1291
4438-4536 1901-1902 MS 1292
4537-4675 1902-1903 MS 1293
4676-4775 1903-1904 MS 1294
4776-4881 1904-1905 MS 1295
4882-4978 1904 MS 1296
4979-5077 1904 MS 1640
5078-5172 1904-1905 MS 1297
5173-5266 1905 MS 1298
5267-5373 1905-1906 MS 1299
5374-5483 1906 MS 1300
5484-5574 1906-1907 MS 1301
5575-5671 (missing 5668) 1907 MS 1302
5672-5778 1907 MS 1303
5779-5867 1907-1908 MS 1323
5868-5966 1908 MS 1324
5967-6057 1908-1909 MS 1325
6058-6157 1909 MS 1326
6158-6258 1909 MS 1327
6259-6367 1909-1910 MS 1328
6368-6447 1910 MS 1329
6448-6550 1910-1911 MS 1330
6551-6649 (missing 5557) 1911 MS 1331
6650-6753 1911 MS 1332
6754-6863 1911-1912 MS 1333
6864-6969 1912 MS 1334
6970-7067 1912-1913 MS 1335
7068-8072 (7100-7900 missing) 1913 MS 1336
8073-8169 1913 MS 1337
8170-8280 1913-1914 MS 1338
8281-8393 1914 MS 1339
8394-8506 1914 MS 1641
8507-8606 1914-1915 MS 1342
8607-8704 1915 MS 1343
8705-8813 1915-1916 MS 1344
8814-8905 1916 MS 1345
8906-8998 1916 MS 1346
8999-9098 (missing 9036) 1916-1917 MS 1351
9099-9205 1917 MS 1352
9206-9317 1917 MS 1353
9318-9419 1917-1918 MS 1354
9420-9527 (missing 9456) 1918 MS 1355
9528-9630 1918 MS 1356
9631-9731 1918-1919 MS 1357
9732-9833 1919 MS 1358
9834-9917 1919 MS 1362
9918-10024 1919 MS 1363
10025-10129 1919-1920 MS 1364
10130-10236 1920 MS 1365
10237-10344 1920 MS 1366
10345-10440 1920-1921 MS 1367
10441-10544 1921 MS 1375
10545-10645 1921 MS 1376
10646-10751 1921 MS 1377
10752-10866 1921-1922 MS 1378
10867-10952 1922 MS 1379
10953-11054 1922 MS 1387
11055-11156 1922-1923 MS 1388
11157-11268 1923 MS 1389
11269-11388 1923 MS 1390
11389-11492 1923-1924 MS 1391
11493-11580 1924 MS 1392
11581-11683 1924 MS 1400
11684-11786 1924 MS 1401
11787-11869 1924-1925 MS 1402
11870-11953 1925 MS 1403
11954-12051 1925 MS 1404
12052-12141 1925 MS 1410
12142-12248 (missing 12184) 1925-1926 MS 1411
12249-12344 1926 MS 1412
12345-12436 1926 MS 1405
12437-12541 1926-1927 MS 1413
12542-12643 1927 MS 1414
12644-12753 1927 MS 1415
12754-12845 1927 MS 1416
12846-12942 (missing 12916) 1927-1928 MS 1417
12943-13038 (missing 13029) 1928 MS 1418
13039-13136 (missing 13076) 1928 MS 1433
13137-13229 1928-1929 MS 1434
13230-13317 1929 MS 1435
13318-13409 (missing 13318) 1929 MS 1436
13410-13500 1929 MS 1437
13501-13601 1929-1930 MS 1438
13602-13682 1930 MS 1439
13683-13768 (missing 13740) 1930 MS 1448
13769-13862 1930 MS 1449
13863-13943 1930 MS 1450
13944-13961 1930 MS 1451

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
114 Worsley Street
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 1M1
705-739-6116

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