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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.

Thomaston
Litchfield County, Town established in July 1875, Parent Town: Plymouth

Thomaston Probate District was constituted July 1875 from the Plymouth Probate District. The Thomaston Probate District currently serves the Town of Thomaston.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall Building, 158 Main St., Thomaston CT, 06787.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 Noon, Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 283-4874.

Town of Thomaston, Probate District chronology:

May 1875-June 1882 Waterbury District
June 1882-Present Thomaston District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1882-1947 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1882-1947 at CSL.
Microfilms: None at CSL.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1882-1918 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1882-1947

Thompson
Windham County, Town established in May 1785, Parent Town: Killingly

Thompson Probate District was constituted May 25, 1832, from the Pomfret Probate District. The Thompson Probate District currently serves the Town of Thompson.

Present location of probate court: Town Bldg., North Grosvenor Dale, Thompson CT, 06255;
Address: Box 74, North Grosvenor Dale, Thompson CT, 06255.
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 Noon, Monday through Friday; Saturday and evenings by appointment.
Telephone: 860 923-2203.

Town of Thompson, Probate District chronology:

May 1785-May 24, 1832 Pomfret District
May 25, 1832-Present Thompson District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1832-1945 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1832-1945 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1832-1880 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
1832-1940

Tolland
Tolland County, Town named 1715; established May 1722

Tolland Probate District was constituted June 4, 1830 from the Stafford Probate District. Tolland Probate District presently covers Tolland and Willington.

Present location of probate court: Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland CT, 06084
Hours: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Wednesdays & Fridays; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, and by appointment.
Telephone: 860 871-3640.

Town of Tolland, Probate District chronology:

May 1715-May 1759 Hartford District
May 1759-June 3, 1830 Stafford District
June 4, 1830-Present Tolland District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1833-1948 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1833-1960 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1833-1880 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL, contact probate court.
Microfilms: 1830-1920 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Inventory Control Book
1830-1948

Torrington
Litchfield County, Town established in October 1740

Torrington Probate District was constituted June 16, 1847, from the Litchfield Probate District. The Torrington Probate District serves Torrington & Goshen.

Present location of probate court: Municipal Building, 140 Main St., Torrington CT, 06790
Hours: 9 a.m.- 12 Noon, 1:30-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Telephone: 860 489-2215.

City/Town of Torrington, Probate District chronology:

October 1740-October 1742 Hartford District
October 1742-June 15, 1847 Litchfield District
June 16,1847-Present Torrington District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1847-1905 included in General Probate Index at CSL.
Originals: 1847-1905 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1847-1880 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
1847-1905

Trumbull
Fairfield County, Town established in October 1797, Parent Town: Stratford

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 Trumbull, Probate District chronology:

October 1797-June 1840 Stratford District (records are included with those of
the Bridgeport District)
June 1840-January 6, 1959 Bridgeport District
January 7, 1959-Present Trumbull 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: None at CSL.

Inventory Control Book
None

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