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Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts

Please Note: Due to recent changes in the probate court districts, we no longer have the most up-to-date information about locations and hours for Connecticut's probate courts available in this research guide.
Please consult the Probate Court Directory for court locations and contact information.

Fairfield
Fairfield County, Town established in 1639

Fairfield Probate District was constituted May 1666 session, as a county Court. The Fairfield Probate District currently serves the Town of Fairfield.

Town of Fairfield, Probate District chronology:

to ca. 1648 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
ca. 1648-May 1666 Fairfield Particular Court
May 1666-Present Fairfield County Court & District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1648-1911 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1648-1911 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1648-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: 1648-1755, 10 Volumes at CSL.
Microfilms: 1648-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1648-1911

Farmington
Hartford County, Town settled 1640, established in December 1645

The Farmington Probate District was constituted January 1769, from the Hartford Probate District. The Farmington Probate District currently serves the Town of Farmington.

Town of Farmington, Probate District chronology:

to May 1666 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
May 1666-January 1769 Hartford County Court & District
January 1769-Present Farmington District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1769-1908 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1769-1948 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1769-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1769-1926 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1769-1908

Franklin
New London County, Town established in May 1786, Parent Town: Norwich

Norwich Probate District was constituted October 1748, from the New London Probate District; The Norwich Probate District holds the records of the Town of Griswold to January 3, 1979. Norwich Probate District presently serves Norwich, Franklin, Lisbon, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.

Town of Franklin, Probate District chronology:

May 1786-Present Norwich District

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