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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.

Glastonbury
Hartford County, Town established in May 1693, Parent Town: Wethersfield

Glastonbury Probate District was constituted January 8, 1975, from the Hartford Probate District. The Glastonbury Probate District currently serves the Town of Glastonbury.

Present location of probate court: 2155 Main St., Glastonbury CT, 06033-6523.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 1:30- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 652-7629.

Town of Glastonbury, Probate District chronology:

May 1693-May 1782 Hartford County Court & District
May 1782-May 1797 East Windsor District
May 1797-January 7, 1975 Hartford District
January 8, 1975-Present Glastonbury District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Inventory Control Book
None

Goshen
Litchfield County, Town established in October 1739

Torrington Probate District was constituted June 16, 1847, from the Litchfield Probate District. The Torrington Probate District serves Torrington & Goshen.

Present location of probate court: Municipal Building, 140 Main St., Torrington CT, 06790
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 Noon, 1:30-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 489-2215.

Town of Goshen, Probate District chronology:

October 1739-October 1742 Hartford District
October 1742-May 1895 Litchfield District
May 1895-Present Torrington District

Granby
Hartford County, Town established in October 1786, Parent Town: Simsbury

Granby Probate District was constituted May 1807 session from the Simsbury Probate District. The Granby Probate District currently serves the Town of Granby.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 15 No. Granby Rd., Granby CT, 06035.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Telephone: 860 653-8944.

Town of Granby, Probate District chronology:

October 1786-May 1807 Simsbury District
May 1807-Present Granby District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1807-1925 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1807-1958 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1807-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1807-1924 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1807-1925

Greenwich
Fairfield County, Town settled under jurisdiction of the Dutch at New Amsterdam 1642-1656; submitted to New Haven Colony October 6, 1656; united with Colony of Connecticut May 1665, Parent Town: Stamford

Greenwich Probate District was constituted July 4, 1853, from the Stamford Probate District. The Greenwich Probate District currently serves Greenwich.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich CT, 06830.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Friday, July, August, and first Friday in September.
Telephone: 203 622-7879.

Town of Greenwich, Probate District chronology:

ca. 1642-1656New Netherlands Jurisdiction
1656-1665 New Haven Colonial Jurisdiction
1662-May 1666 Particular Court Jurisdiction
May1666-May 1728 Fairfield County Court and District
May 1728-July 3, 1853 Stamford District
July 4, 1853-Present Greenwich District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1853-1900 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. These White Index Cards are stamped "Greenwich" and have no year indicated on them.
Originals: 1853-1900 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1853-1900 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.; These files are located on the 16 MM films found in the second (1881-1915) probate series.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1853-1925 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Griswold
New London County, Town established in October 1815, Parent Town: Preston

Griswold Probate District was constituted January 3, 1979, from the Norwich Probate District. The Griswold Probate District currently serves the Town of Griswold.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, School St. Jewett City CT, 06351.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 Noon, 1-5 p.m., Wednesdays, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 376-0216.

Town of Griswold, Probate District chronology:

October 1815-January 2, 1979 Norwich District
January 3, 1979-Present Griswold District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Inventory Control Book
None

Groton
New London County, Town established in May 1705, Parent Town: New London

Groton Probate District was constituted May 25, 1839, from the Stonington Probate District. The Groton Probate District currently serves Groton.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Rd., Groton CT, 06340.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 441-6655; FAX 860 441-6657.

Town of Groton, Probate District chronology:

May 1705-October 1766 New London District
October 1766-May 24, 1839 Stonington District
May 25, 1839-Present Groton District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1834-1916, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Guilford
New Haven County, Town settled 1639; named July 1643

Guilford Probate District was constituted during the October 1719 session, from the New Haven Probate District. The Guilford Probate District currently serves Guilford.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Park St., Guilford CT, 06437.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, 1-4., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 9 a.m.-12 Noon,
Wednesday, Saturday by appointment.
Telephone: 203 453-8006.

Town of Guilford, Probate District chronology:

1639-October 1719 New Haven Colony, County Court & District
October 1719-Present Guilford District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1719-1900 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. The cards for the Guilford district indicate only individuals name, and year of probate.
Originals: 1719-1900 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1719-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1720-1920 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

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