Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-211

Waterloo County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Waterloo County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

7.5 metres of textual records

36 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers, also known as probate and administration books, which contain the Waterloo County Surrogate Court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills) and administration (estates without wills) issued by the court. Before 1892, they also contain grants of guardianship.

Prior to 1858, there appears to have been no standard format established for the registers. As a result, the contents and organisation of the registers for the early Surrogate Courts can vary. After 1858, a standard format was laid down.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
Researchers must use the microfilm version whenever it is available.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is held primarily by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario as part of the records scheduling process.
Related Material

See Series RG 22-5473 for a guardianship register.

See Series RG 22-214 for related estate files.

Availability of Other Formats

The pre-1933 registers are available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
A microfilm list is available for this series in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts microfilm (in the Reading Room). Estate files grant numbers may also be obtained from the index on microfilm GS 2, Reel 197. An online listing is available for this series.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1853-1970 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

Consult the online listing, and either retrieve the appropriate reel of self-serve microfilm, or order original materials by reference code and barcode.

The post-1932 registers have not been microfilmed so the original records must be requested from offsite storage. A minimum of 1-2 business days is required to retrieve the material from offsite storage.

A minimum of 1 business day is required to retrieve the material onsite. Please contact a Reference Archivist for more information.

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