Microfilm Interloan Service

Welland 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 - 1856 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 APPLICATION column to the left of the name.

  • 1856-1858: Estate files are not available. Use the Probate and Administration Books. You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1858-1930: Use the file number in the APPLICATION column to the LEFT of the name.

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

Indexes - 1856 to 1969

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index Vols. A-C 1856-1969 GS 2, Reel 207


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.

Welland County Surrogate Court Estate Files - 1858 to 1930 (RG 22-289)

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0002-0117 1858-1862 GS 1, Reel 672
GS 1, Reel 673
0118-0253 1862-1865 GS 1, Reel 674
0254-0383 1865-1869 GS 1, Reel 675
0384-0516 1869-1872 GS 1, Reel 676
0517-0700 1872-1876 GS 1, Reel 677
0701-0807 1876-1878 GS 1, Reel 678
0808-0937 1878-1881 GS 1, Reel 679
0938-1066 1881-1884 GS 1, Reel 680
1067-1200 1884-1886 GS 1, Reel 681
1201-1330 1886-1888 GS 1, Reel 682
1331-1464 1888-1890 GS 1, Reel 683
1465-1593 1890-1892 GS 1, Reel 684
1594-1703 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 685
1704-1801 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 686
1802-1903 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 687
1904-2011 1895-1897 GS 1, Reel 688
2012-2114 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 689
2115-2218 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 690
2219-2324 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 691
2325-2345 1900 GS 1, Reel 692
2345-2430 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 1436
2431-2534 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 1437
2535-2625 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1438
2626-2724 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 1439
2725-2824 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 1440
2825-2919 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 1441
2920-3029 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1442
3030-3140 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 1443
3141-3263 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1444
3264-3392 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1445
3393-3516 1911 MS 887, Reel 1446
3517-3634 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 1447

3635-3758 (3664 missing)

1912 MS 887, Reel 1448

3759-3883

1913 MS 887, Reel 1449

3884-4006

1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1450

4007-4131

1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1451

4132-4235

1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1452
4236-4358 1917 MS 887, Reel 1453
4359-4468 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1454
4469-4591 1918 MS 887, Reel 1455
4592-4723 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1456
4724-4844 1919 MS 887, Reel 1457
4845-4972 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1458
4973-5087 1920 MS 887, Reel 1459
5088-5209 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1460
5210-5335 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1461
5336-5452 1922 MS 887, Reel 1462
5453-5570 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1463
5571-5683 1923 MS 887, Reel 1464
5684-5782 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1465
5783-5895 1924 MS 887, Reel 1466
5896-6007 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1467
6008-6121 1925 MS 887, Reel 1468
6122-6212 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1469
6213-6327 1926 MS 887, Reel 1470
6328-6438 1926 MS 887, Reel 1471
6438-6546 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1472
6638-6731 1927 MS 887, Reel 1474
6732-6834 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 1475
6835-6908 1928 MS 887, Reel 1476
6909-7004 1928 MS 887, Reel 1477
7005-7090 1928 MS 887, Reel 1478
7091-7165 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1479
7166-7251 1929 MS 887, Reel 1480
7252-7330 1929 MS 887, Reel 1481
7331-7425 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1482
7426-7513 1930 MS 887, Reel 1483
7514-7603 1930 MS 887, Reel 1484
7604-7626 1930 MS 887, Reel 72

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
102 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario
L3D 3W6
905-735-0010

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