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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.

Lebanon
New London County, Town established October 1700

Lebanon Probate District was constituted June 2, 1826, from the Windham Probate District. The Lebanon Probate District currently serves Lebanon.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Lebanon CT, 06249.
Hours: 10 a.m.-12 Noon, Tuesday and Friday.
Telephone: 860 642-7429; by appointment, 860 642-7092.

Town of Lebanon, Probate District chronology:

October 1700-October 1719 New London District
October 1719-June 1, 1826 Windham District
May 1790-December 1790 Hebron District (Covered the part of Andover Society belonging to Lebanon)
June 2, 1826-Present Lebanon District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1826-1922 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1826-1922 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1826-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1826-1917 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1926-1922

Ledyard
New London County, Town established June 1836, Parent Town: Groton

Ledyard Probate District was constituted June 6, 1837, from the Stonington Probate District. The records of Ledyard from May, 1666 to October, 1766 are in New London; from October 1766 to June 6, 1837 are in Stonington. The Ledyard Probate District currently serves Ledyard.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Ledyard CT, 06339-0038.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment.
Telephone: 860 464-8740, Ext. 219.

Town of Ledyard, Probate District chronology:

May 1836-June 5, 1837 Stonington District
June 6, 1837-Present Ledyard District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1837-1934 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1837-1934 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1837-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1837-1923 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1837-1920

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

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

Location of probate court: City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich CT, 06360.
Hours: 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 887-2160

Town of Lisbon, Probate District chronology:

May 1786-Present Norwich District

Litchfield
Litchfield County, Town established May 1719

Litchfield Probate District was constituted during the October session, 1742, from the Woodbury Probate District. Litchfield Probate district presently serves the towns of Litchfield, Morris, and Warren.

Present location of probate court: Town Office Building, Litchfield CT, 06759.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 567-8065

Town of Litchfield, Probate District chronology:

May 1719-October 1719 Hartford District
October 1719-October 1742 Woodbury District
October 1742-Present Litchfield District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1743-1924 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1743-1924 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1743-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1743-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1743-1924

Lyme
New London County, Town established in 1665, named 1667, Parent Town: Saybrook

Lyme Probate District was constituted July 5, 1869, from the Old Lyme Probate District. Probate Records concerning Lyme, from May 1, 1666 to June 4, 1830, are in New London; from June 4, 1830 to July 4, 1869, are in Old Lyme; from July 4, 1869 to date are in Lyme. The Lyme Probate District presently serves the Town of Lyme.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Route 156, Lyme, P.O. Old Lyme CT, 06371.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon., 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 434-1406.

Town of Lyme, Probate District chronology:

1667-June 1830 New London County Court & District
June 4, 1830-July 1869 Old Lyme District (called "Lyme" District June 1830-July 1868)
July 5, 1869-Present Lyme District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1869-1937 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1869-1937 at CSL.

Microfilms: 1869-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1869-1919 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1869-1937

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