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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.

Madison
New Haven County, Town established in May 1826, Parent Town: Guilford

Madison Probate District was constituted May 22, 1834, from the Guilford Probate District. The Madison Probate District currently serves the Town of Madison.

Present location of probate court: Town Campus, 8 Campus Dr., P.O. Box 205, Madison CT, 06443.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 245-5661.

Town of Madison, Probate District chronology:

May 1826-May 21, 1834 Guilford District
May 22, 1834-Present Madison 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: 1834-1917 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Manchester
Hartford County, Town established May 1823, Parent Town: East Hartford

Manchester Probate District was constituted June 22, 1850, from the Hartford Probate District. The Manchester Probate District currently serves Manchester.

Present location of probate court: Hall of Records, 66 Center St., Manchester CT, 06040.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-12 Noon, 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays for informal question/answer sessions.
Telephone: 860 647-3227; FAX 860 647-3236.

Town of Manchester, Probate District chronology:

May 1823-June 21, 1850 Hartford District
June 22, 1850-Present Manchester 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: 1850-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Mansfield
Tolland County, Town established October 1702, Parent Town: Windham

Mansfield Probate District was constituted May 30, 1831 from the Windham Probate District. Mansfield Probate District currently serves the towns of Coventry and Mansfield.

Present location of Mansfield Probate Court: Probate Court, Audrey P. Beck Building, 4 South Eagleville Rd., Storrs CT, 06268.
Hours: 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, and by appointment.
Telephone: Business 860 429-3313; Residence 860 429-5177

Town of Mansfield, Probate District chronology:

May 1702-October 1719 Hartford District
October 1719-May 29, 1831 Windham District
May 30, 1831-Present Mansfield District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1831-1953 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1831-1953 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1831-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1831-1918 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1831-1953

Marlborough
Hartford County, Town established October 1803, Parent Town: Colchester, Hebron, and Glastonbury

Marlborough Probate District was constituted June 11, 1846, from the Colchester Probate District. The Marlborough Probate District currently serves the Town of Marlborough.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, P.O. Box 29, 26 No. Main St., Marlborough CT, 06447.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Monday; 7-9 p.m., Tuesday; 12:30-4 p.m., Thursday, or by appointment.
Telephone: (860) 295-6239.

Town of Marlborough, Probate District chronology:

October 1803-May 1832 East Haddam District (these records are included with those of Colchester Probate District)
May 1832-June 10, 1846 Colchester District
June 11, 1846-Present Marlborough District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1846-1938 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1846-1938 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1846-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1846-1937 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1846-1938

Meriden
New Haven County, Town established May 1806, Parent Town: Wallingford

Meriden Probate District was constituted June 3, 1836, from the Wallingford Probate District. Meriden Probate District currently serves Meriden.

Present location of probate court: City Hall, Room 113, Meriden CT, 06450.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday; 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 235-4325.

City of Meriden, Probate District chronology:

May 1806-June 2, 1836 Wallingford District
June 3, 1836-Present Meriden District

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

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1836-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Middlebury
New Haven County, Town established October 1807, Parent Towns: Southbury, Waterbury, and Woodbury

Waterbury Probate District presently covers Middlebury, Waterbury, and Wolcott.

Present location of probate court: City Hall Annex, Chase Bldg., 236 Grand St., Waterbury CT, 06702
Hours: 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.- 12 Noon Saturday.
Telephone: 203 755-1127.

Town of Middlebury, Probate District chronology:

October 1807-Present Waterbury District

Middlefield
Middlesex County, Town established June 1866, Parent Town: Middletown

Middletown Probate District was constituted May 1752 session, from the Hartford, Guilford and East Haddam Probate Districts. The Middletown Probate District presently serves the Towns of Middletown, Cromwell, Durham, and Middlefield.

Present location of probate court: 94 Court St., Middletown CT, 06457.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 347-7424; FAX 860 346-1520.

Town of Middlefield, Probate District chronology:

June 1866-Present Middletown District

Middletown
Middlesex County, Town established September 11, 1651; named 1653

Middletown Probate District was constituted May 1752 session, from the Hartford, Guilford and East Haddam Probate Districts. The Middletown Probate District presently serves the City of Middletown and the Towns of Cromwell, Durham, and Middlefield.

Present location of probate court: 94 Court St., Middletown CT, 06457.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 347-7424; FAX 860 346-1520.

Town of Middletown, Probate District chronology:

September 1651-May 1666 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
May 1666-May 1752 Hartford County Court & District
October 1741-May 1752 East Haddam District (Covered that part of Middle Haddam Society lying in Middletown)
May 1742-October 1767 East Haddam District (Covered the part of town lying south of Salmon River which became town of Chatham, Oct. 1767; these records are included with those of the Colchester District)
May 1752-Present Middletown District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1752-1900 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. Estates from 1832-1900 are on WHITE CARDS with name only.

Originals
1752-1900 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1752-1932 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: 1752-59, 1 Volume at CSL.
Microfilms: 1752-1917 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1752-1831

Milford
New Haven County, Town settled in 1639; named 1640

Milford Probate District was constituted May 30, 1832, from the New Haven Probate District. The Milford Probate District currently serves Milford.

Present location of probate court: Parsons Municipal Complex, Milford CT, 06460.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 783-3205.

Town of Milford, Probate District chronology:

1639-1665 New Haven Colonial Jurisdiction
1664-1665 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction (note overlap of Hartford & New Haven authority)
1666-May 29, 1832 New Haven County Court and District
May 30, 1832-Present Milford District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1832-1900 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. These cards only have the name of the individual being probated with no date.
Originals: 1832-1900 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1832-1900 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1832-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Monroe
Fairfield County, Town established May 1823, Parent Town: Huntington

Trumbull Probate District was constituted January 7, 1959, from the Bridgeport Probate District. Presently serves the towns of Trumbull, Easton and Monroe.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull CT, 06611-5416.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 203 452-5068, 5062, 5063.

Town of Monroe, Probate District chronology:

May 1823-June 1840 Stratford District
June 1840-January 6, 1959 Bridgeport District
January 7, 1959-Present Trumbull District

Montville
New London County, Town established October 12, 1786, Parent Town: New London

Montville Probate District was constituted June 27, 1851, from the New London Probate District. The Montville Probate District currently serves the Town of Montville.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Uncasville, 06382.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday.
Telephone: 860 848-9847.

Town of Montville, Probate District chronology:

October 1786-June 26, 1851 New London District
June 27, 1851-Present Montville District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1850-1935 included in the General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1850-1935 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1850-1915 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1852-1919 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1850-1935

Morris
Litchfield County, Town established June 1859, Parent Town: Litchfield

Litchfield Probate District was constituted during the October session, 1742, from the Hartford, New Haven, and Woodbury Probate Districts. The Litchfield Probate Court presently serves 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 Morris, Probate District chronology:

June 1859-Present Litchfield District

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