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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.

Haddam
Middlesex County, Town established in October 1668

Haddam Probate District was constituted June 3, 1830, from the Middletown and Chatham
Probate Districts. The Haddam Probate District currently serves the Town of Haddam (which includes Higganum and Haddam Neck).

Present location of probate court: Town Office Building, 30 Field Park Dr., Haddam CT, 06438.
Hours: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 345-8531

Town of Haddam, Probate District chronology:

October 1668-October 1741 Hartford County Court & District
October 1741-May 1752 East Haddam District
May 1752-June 2, 1830 Middletown District
June 3, 1824-June 1830 Chatham (i.e. East Hampton) District-covered the part of Town East of the Connecticut River
June 3, 1830-Present Haddam District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1830-1934 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1830-1934 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1830-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1830-1919 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1830-1934

Hamden
New Haven County, Town established in May 1786, Parent Town: New Haven

Hamden Probate District was constituted January 8, 1945, from the New Haven Probate District. The Hamden Probate District currently serves Hamden.

Present location of probate court: Hamden Memorial Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Ave., Hamden CT, 06518.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 287-2571.

Town of Hamden, Probate District chronology:

May 1786-January 7, 1945 New Haven District
January 8, 1945-Present Hamden 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

Hampton
Windham County, Town established in October 1786, Parent Towns: Windham, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Canterbury, and Mansfield

Hampton Probate District was constituted June 2, 1836, from the Windham Probate District. The Hampton Probate District currently serves the Town of Hampton.

Present location of probate court: Town Office Building, Hampton CT, 06247.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Thursdays, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 455-0201, Office Telephone: 860 455-9132.

Town of Hampton, Probate District chronology:

October 1786-June 2, 1836 Windham District
June 3, 1836-Present Hampton District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1836-1936 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1836-1936 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1836-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1836-1917 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1836-1936

Hartford
Hartford County, Town settled 1635 by English, named 1637

Hartford Probate District was constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. The Hartford Probate District currently serves the City of Hartford.

Present location of probate court: 250 Constitution Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, by appointment only.
Telephone: 860 757-9150.

City of Hartford, Probate District chronology:

1635-May 1666 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
May 1666-Present Hartford County Court & District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1641-1800 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. 1801-1920 in separate file index in the History & Genealogy index corridor.
Originals: 1641-1940 at CSL
Microfilms: 1641-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: 1677-1850, Volumes 4-50 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1636-1917 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Published Record Books
"A Digest of the Early Connecticut Records," by Charles W. Manwaring, please see Manwaring's Digest for additional information about this resource.

Inventory Control Book
1641-1814 [very incomplete from 1800 on]
1800-1920, partial index which was never completed; covers surnames Abbate to Babcock, Adeline.

Hartland
Hartford County, Town established in May 1761

Hartland Probate District was constituted June 3, 1836, from the Granby Probate District. The Hartland Probate District currently serves Hartland.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall Annex Building, 22 South Rd., East Hartland,
Mailing: P.O. Box 100, West Hartland CT, 06091.
Hours: 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Monday and Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 653-9710, 860 379-8625.

Town of Hartland, Probate District chronology:

May 1761-May 1769 Hartford District
May 1769-May 1807 Simsbury District
May 1807-June 2, 1836 Granby Distrist
June 3, 1836-Present Hartland District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1836-1921 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1836-1921 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1836-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1838-1937 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1836-1921

Harwinton
Litchfield County, Town established in October 1737

Harwinton Probate District was constituted May 27, 1835, from the Litchfield Probate District. The Harwinton Probate District currently serves Harwinton.

Present location of probate court: Town Offices, 100 Bentley Dr., Harwinton CT, 06791.
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 485-1403.

Town of Harwinton, Probate District chronology:

October 1737-October 1742 Hartford District
October 1742-May 26,1835 Litchfield District
May 27, 1835-Present Harwinton District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1835-1924 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1835-1924 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1836-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1835-1924 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1835-1924

Hebron
Tolland County, Town established in May 26, 1708

Hebron Probate District was constituted May 1789 session. The records of Hebron Probate Court previous to June 27, 1851 are in the Andover Probate District. Hebron Probate District presently serves the Town of Hebron.

Present location of probate court: Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St., Hebron CT, 06248.
Hours: 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays; 12 Noon -5 p.m. Thursdays; and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 228-9406.

Town of Hebron, Probate District chronology:

May 1708-October 1741 Hartford District
October 1741-May 1789 East Haddam District
May 1789-Present Hebron District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1789-1897 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1789-1897 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1851-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1789-1937 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1833-1897

Huntington
(see Shelton)

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