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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.

Miscellaneous Inventory Control Book

Massachusetts, Hampshire County Probate Records
Probate records for Enfield, Somers, and Suffield, prior to 1749 may be found in the Hampshire County Massachusetts Probate Courts as these towns were under Massachusetts jurisdiction. The original probate records from 1660 to the present may be found at the Hampshire County Probate Court:

Probate Court and Registry of Deeds
Hall of Records, 33 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Telephone (413) 586-8500
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Connecticut State Library does have on microfilm the Hampshire County Probate Record Books, volumes 1 through volume 32, 1660-1820, (CSL call number 929.1 H188p). These Hampshire County Probate Record Books have also been microfilmed by the Latter-Day Saints, and are available for loan to their Family History Centers. Your local Mormon Church can tell you the location of the branch library nearest you. Each microfilm is assigned a unique seven-digit number by the Latter-Day Saints as follows:

Publication Information
Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1988-1989.

Microfilm of original records in the Hampshire County Courthouse, Northampton, Mass. High
reduction (42x) microfilm for the INDEXES on 16 mm. film. Use high magnification reader.

Indexes are found within each volume except v. 2
Vol. 1-4, 1660-1780 ------------------------------------------- 0879184
Vol. 5-6, 1729-1745 ------------------------------------------- 0879185
Vol. 7, 1745-1752 ---------------------------------------------- 0879186

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