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Parry Sound District Surrogate Court Records

Surrogate Court Records Available on Interloan

  • Indexes - 1889-1986

  • Estate Files
    • 1889-1930
    • 1931-1970
    • After 1970

  • Additional Information on Researching Surrogate Court Records

 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


  • Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library. Quote 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.


  • Purchase the appropriate microfilm reel directly from the Archives of Ontario. Quote 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), or Click here to submit an inquiry. For pricing information consult Customer Service Guide 105: Reproduction Services and Fees - Word, PDF .

Indexes - 1895 to 1986

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. The index is fully alphabetized. Use the GRANT number listed in the UPPER RIGHT hand corner of the index card.

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

Indexes - 1895 to 1986

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index: A - Cross 1889-1986 MS 887, Reel 73
Index: Crot - McCabe 1889-1986 MS 887, Reel 74
Index: McCac - Timp 1889-1986 MS 887, Reel 75
Index: Tin - Z 1889-1986 MS 887, Reel 76

Estate Files - 1889 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 - 1889 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1A 2A,2S, 3A-9A,1S, 2B,3-112 1889-1900 MS 887, Reel 77
113-239 1899-1904 MS 887, Reel 78
239-372 1904-1908 MS 887, Reel 1785
373-494 1908-1912 MS 887, Reel 1786
495-646 1912-1916 MS 887, Reel 1787
647-CA 779 1916-1918 MS 887, Reel 1788
CA 779-928 1918-1920 MS 887, Reel 1789
929-1071 1920-1922 MS 887, Reel 1790
1072-1204 1922-1924 MS 887, Reel 1791
1205-1355 1924-1926 MS 887, Reel 1792
1356-1482 1926-1928 MS 887, Reel 1793
1483-1600 1928-1930 MS 887, Reel 1794
1601-1649 1930 MS 887, Reel 73

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
Click here to submit an inquiry

For details on photocopy charges, please see ourFor pricing information consult 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
89 James Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1T7

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