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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.

Redding
Fairfield County, Town established in May 1767, Parent Town: Fairfield

Redding Probate District was constituted May 24, 1839, from the Danbury Probate District. The Redding Probate District currently serves the Town of Redding.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, Rte. 107, P.O. Box 125, Redding CT, 06875.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Telephone: 203 938-2326; FAX: 203 938-8816.

Town of Redding, Probate District chronology:

May 1767-January 1782 Fairfield District
January 1782-May 23, 1839 Danbury District
May 24, 1839-Present Redding District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1839-1902 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1839-1902 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1839-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1839-1919 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1839-1902

Ridgefield
Fairfield County, Town settled 1708, established in October 1709

Ridgefield Probate District was constituted June 10, 1841, from the Danbury Probate District. The Ridgefield Probate District currently serves the Town of Ridgefield.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 400 Main St., Ridgefield CT, 06877.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Wednesday afternoons, July and August.
Telephone: 203 431-2776, Ext. 25.

Town of Ridgefield, Probate District chronology:

October 1709-May1728 Fairfield District
May 1728-October 1746 Stamford District
October 1746-June 9, 1841 Danbury District
June 10, 1841-Present Ridgefield District

Estate Papers
Indexes: Not included in 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: 1841-1916 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
None

Rocky Hill
Hartford County, Town established in May 1843, Parent Town: Wethersfield

Newington Probate District was constituted January 8, 1975, from the Hartford Probate District. The Newington Probate District currently serves Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield.

Present location of probate court: Center Place, 66 Cedar St., Rear, Newington CT, 06111
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 665-1285.

Town of Rocky Hill, Probate District chronology:

May 1843-January 7, 1975 Hartford District
January 8, 1975-Present Newington District

Roxbury
Litchfield County, Town established in October 1796, Parent Town: Woodbury

Roxbury Probate District was constituted June 6, 1842, from the Woodbury Probate District. The Roxbury Probate District currently serves the Town of Roxbury.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 29 North St., Roxbury CT, 06783.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Telephone: 860 354-1184.

Town of Roxbury, Probate District chronology:

October 1796-June 5, 1842 Woodbury District
June 6, 1842-Present Roxbury District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1842-1921 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1842-1921 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1842-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1842-1927 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1842-1921

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