Microfilm Interloan Service

Wellington 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 - 1858 to 1968


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.

  • 1840-1857: Files are arranged alphabetically. See microfilm MS 638, reels 21 to 25. You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1858-1930: In the index, use the file number listed on the far RIGHT in the APPLICATION column.

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

Indexes - 1858 to 1968

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1858-1968 GS 2, Reel 210


Estate Files - 1841 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 - 1841 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Adams - Ellis 1841-1857 MS 638, Reel 21
Elworthy - Kropf 1841-1857 MS 638, Reel 22
Krug - Nodwell 1841-1857 MS 638, Reel 23
Oak - Schnorr 1841-1857 MS 638, Reel 24
Schratz - Zoehr 1841-1857 MS 638, Reel 25
1-17 1858-1859 GS 1, Reel 487
19-162 1859-1862 GS 1, Reel 488
163-300 1862-1864 GS 1, Reel 489
300-428 1864-1867 GS 1, Reel 490
429-530 1867-1868 GS 1, Reel 491
531-649 1868-1871 GS 1, Reel 492
650-781 1871-1873 GS 1, Reel 493
782-922 1873-1874 GS 1, Reel 494
923-1062 1874-1876 GS 1, Reel 495
1063-1194 1876-1877 GS 1, Reel 496
1195-1334 1877-1878 GS 1, Reel 497
1334-1449 1878-1879 GS 1, Reel 498
1450-1555 1879-1880 GS 1, Reel 499
1556-1660 1880-1881 GS 1, Reel 500
1661-1763 1881-1882 GS 1, Reel 501
1764-1870 1882-1883 GS 1, Reel 502
1872-1972 1883-1884 GS 1, Reel 503
1975-2066 (missing 1973, 1974) 1884 GS 1, Reel 504
2067-2162 1884-1885 GS 1, Reel 505
2163-2261 1885-1886 GS 1, Reel 506
2262-2356 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 507
2357-2454 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 508
2455-2563 1888 GS 1, Reel 509
2563-2643 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 510
2644-2732 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 511
2734-2819 1890 GS 1, Reel 512
2820-2915 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 513
2916-3001 1891 GS 1, Reel 514
3002-3090 1892 GS 1, Reel 515
3091-3177 1892 GS 1, Reel 516
3178-3260 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 517
3261-3289 1893 GS 1, Reel 518
3280-3333 1893 GS 1, Reel 519
3334-3418 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 520
3419-3509 1894 GS 1, Reel 521
3510-3599 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 522
3600-3690 1895 GS 1, Reel 523
3691-3781 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 524
3782-3870 1896 GS 1, Reel 525
3871-3961 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 526
3962-4048 1897 GS 1, Reel 527
4049-4139 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 528
4140-4229 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 529
4230-4317 1899 GS 1, Reel 530
4318-4394 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 531
4395-4477 1900 GS 1, Reel 532
4478-4562 1900 GS 1, Reel 533
4563-4593 1900 GS 1, Reel 534
4594-4610 1901 MS 1476
4611-4742 1901 MS 1477
4743-4874 (missing 4809) 1901-1902 MS 1478
4875-4987 1902 MS 1479
4988-5081 1902-1903 MS 1480
5082-5167 (missing 5096) 1903-1904 MS 1481
5168-5259 1904 MS 1482
5260-5346 1904-1905 MS 1483
5347-5440 1905 MS 1484
5441-5534 1905-1906 MS 1485
5535-5629 1906 MS 1486
5630-5730 (missing 5660) 1906-1907 MS 1487
5731-5818 1907 MS 1488
5819-5920 1907-1908 MS 1489
5921-6017 1908 MS 1490
6018-6117 1908-1909 MS 1491
6118-6207 1909 MS 1492
6208-6304 1909-1910 MS 1493
6305-6402 1910 MS 1494
6403-6503 1910-1911 MS 1495
6504-6609 1911 MS 1496
6610-6713 1911-1912 MS 1497
6714-6820 1912 MS 1498
6821-6929 (missing 6848) 1912 MS 1499
6930-7024 1912-1913 MS 1500
7025-7129 1913 MS 1501
7130-7244 1913-1914 MS 1502
7245-7354 1914 MS 1503
7355-7463 1914-1915 MS 1504
7464-7554 1915 MS 1505
7545 1915 MS 1588
7555-7662 1915-1916 MS 1541
7663-7771 1916 MS 1542
7772-7852 1916 MS 1543
7853-7965 1916-1917 MS 1544
7966-8070 1917 MS 1545
8071-8167 1917-1918 MS 1546
8168-8273 1918 MS 1547
8274-8369 1918 MS 1548
8370-8460 1918-1919 MS 1550
8461-8573 1919 MS 1551
8574-8679 1919 MS 1552
8680-8775 1919-1920 MS 1553
8776-8886 1920 MS 1554
8887-8992 1920 MS 1555
8993-9103 1920-1921 MS 1556
9104-9204 1921 MS 1557
9205-9317 1921-1922 MS 1558
9318-9431 1922 MS 1559
9432-9543 1922 MS 1560
9544-9656 1922-1923 MS 1561
9657-9765 1923 MS 1562
9766-9845 (missing 9802) 1923 MS 1563
9846-9932 1923-1924 MS 1564
9933-10032 1924 MS 1565
10033-10139 1924 MS 1566
10140-10259 (missing 10251) 1924-1925 MS 1567
10260-10370 1925 MS 1568
10371-10477 1925 MS 1569
10478-10570 1925-1926 MS 1570
10571-10678 1926 MS 1571
10679-10788 1926-1927 MS 1572
10789-10892 1927 MS 1573
10893-10997 1927 MS 1574
10998-11108 1927 MS 1575
11109-11199 1927-1928 MS 1576
11200-11293 (missing 11269) 1928 MS 1577
11294-11384 1928 MS 1578
11385-11474 1928-1929 MS 1579
11475-11565 1929 MS 1580
11566-11655 1929 MS 1581
11656-11726 1929 MS 1582
11727-11808 1929-1930 MS 1583
11809-11896 1930 MS 1584
11897-11974 1930 MS 1585
11975-12055 1930 MS 1586
12056-12144 1930 MS 1587
12145-12157, 7545 (1915) 1930 MS 1588

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
74 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 3T9
519-824-4100

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