Upper Canada Ontario Surrogate Court Estate Files and Will Database

These records include stand-alone wills and more detailed estate files that include will probates and letters of administration...a will may be the final statement of your ancestor's life, and may give some sort of an idea of the personality of your ancestors....as well as giving us an indication of what was going on in the family...who was favoured/disfavoured, who were the 'black sheep', locations of far-away sons or daughters, married names of daughters, and names of grandchildren....also important information on the family property and sometimes the distribution of family 'heirlooms'. Letters of administration usually indicate that a person died intestate, without a will. This was a very common situation in the pioneer years, when our many of our ancestors made their wills on their deathbeds! Early, accidental or unexpected deaths usually meant that the surrogate court issued letters of administration, containing applications from the widow and/or children/relatives for disbursement of the property/belongings of the deceased. These documents often contain interesting and informative information for your family genealogy.

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More records will be added to the database as time permits. Don't see an ancestor listed, email me ancestor name, approximate date and location of death, and I will check my research databases.

Brant County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated February 11, 2020

Bruce County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated Feb 12, 2020

Carleton County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated October 8, 2019

Durham County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated September 14, 2019

Elgin County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 22, 2019

Essex County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 29, 2019

Frontenac County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 25, 2020

Grenville County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated March 25, 2020

Grey County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated February 25, 2019

Haldimand County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 29, 2019

Halton County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 30, 2019

Hastings County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated October 7, 2019

Huron County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated August 31, 2019

Kent County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated September 1, 2019

Lambton County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 3, 2020

Lanark County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 27, 2019

Leeds County Surrogate Court Records and Wills

Leeds and Grenville Counties Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 28, 2020

Lennox-Addington County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 5, 2020

Lincoln County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 4, 2020

Middlesex County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 20, 2019

Muskoka District Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated March 21, 2020

Norfolk County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 7, 2020

Northumberland County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated September 1, 2019

Ontario County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated September 24, 2019

Oxford County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 22, 2019

Peel County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated June 4, 2019

Perth County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 24, 2019

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Prescott and Russell Counties Surrogate Court Records and Wills

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Renfrew County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 7, 2020

Simcoe County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated June 4, 2019

Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry Counties Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated February 8, 2020

Victoria County Surrogate Court Records and Wills

Waterloo County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 15, 2020

Welland County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated November 22, 2019

Wellington County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated January 18, 2020

Wentworth County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 20, 2019

York County Surrogate Court Records and Wills  Updated December 19, 2019


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