Microfilm Interloan Service

Victoria 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 - 1863 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 NUMBER column.

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

Indexes - 1863 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1863-1969 GS 2, Reel 193


Estate Files - 1863 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 - 1863 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0001-0053 1863-1867 GS 1, Reel 831
0054-0167 1867-1873 GS 1, Reel 832
0168-0281 1873-1877 GS 1, Reel 833
0282-0402 1877-1880 GS 1, Reel 834
0403-0513 1880-1884 GS 1, Reel 835
0514-0615 1884-1887 GS 1, Reel 836
0616-0705 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 837
0706-0793 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 838
0794-0886 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 839
0887-0981 1892-1894 GS 1, Reel 840
0982-1073 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 841
1074-1165 1895-1897 GS 1, Reel 842
1166-1260 1897-1899 GS 1, Reel 843
1261-1351 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 844
1352-1371 1900 GS 1, Reel 845
1372-1454 1901-1902 MS 1463
1455-1577 1902-1904 MS 1464
1578-1688 1904-1905 MS 1465
1689-1813 (missing 1704) 1905-1907 MS 1466
1814-1924 1907-1908 MS 1467
1925-2043 (missing 2037) 1908-1910 MS 1549
2044-2079 1910 MS 1516
2080-2190 (missing 2086) 1910-1911 MS 1517
2191-2293 1911-1913 MS 1518
2294-2405 (missing 2341) 1913-1914 MS 1519
2406-2510 1914-1915 MS 1520
2511-2623 1915-1916 MS 1521
2624-2727 1916-1917 MS 1522
2728-2835 1917-1918 MS 1523
2835-2947 (missing 2940) 1918-1919 MS 1524
2948-3056 1919-1920 MS 1525
3057-3160 1920 MS 1526
3161-3273 (missing 3186) 1920-1921 MS 1527
3274-3383 1921-1922 MS 1528
3384-3495 1922-1923 MS 1529
3496-3605 1923-1924 MS 1530
3606-3714 1924-1925 MS 1531
3715-3823 1925-1926 MS 1532
3824-3928 (missing 3839) 1926 MS 1533
3929-4039 1926-1927 MS 1534
4040-4173 1927-1928 MS 1535
4174-4229 1928 MS 1536
4230-4315 1928-1929 MS 1537
4316-4406 1929-1930 MS 1538
4407-4484 1930 MS 1539
4485-4513 1930 MS 1540

Estate Files – 1931-1970


Estate Files processed after 1930 and more than 40 years ago 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 40 years ago or less 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
440 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario
K9V 6G8
705-324-1400

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