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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.

Tolland County, Town established in October 1734

Stafford Probate District constituted May 1759 session from Hartford and Pomfret Probate Districts. Stafford Probate District presently covers Stafford and Union.

Present location of probate court: Warren Memorial Town Hall, Stafford Springs CT, 06076.
Hours: 9 a.m.-12 Noon, 1- 4:30 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Tuesdays through Friday.
Telephone: 860 684-3423.

Town of Union, Probate District chronology:

October 1734-May 1752 Windham District
May 1752-May 1759 Pomfret District
May 1759-Present Stafford District

Tolland County, Town established in October 1808, Parent Town: Bolton

Ellington Probate District was constituted May 31, 1826, from the East Windsor and Stafford Probate Districts. The Vernon Probate District presently serves Ellington and Vernon.

Present location of probate court: 14 Park Place, P.O. Box 268, Rockville CT, 06066.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; other hours by appointment.
Telephone 860 872-0519.

Town of Vernon, Probate District chronology:

October 1808-May 1814 Hebron District
May 1814-May 30, 1826 Stafford District
May 31, 1826-Present Ellington District

New London County, Town established in 1721

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 Voluntown, Probate District chronology:

May 1798-May 1726 New London District
May 1726-May 1747 Windham District
May 1747-June 1830 Plainfield District
June 1830-April 1889 Voluntown District (see below)
April 1889-Present Norwich District

Estate Papers
Indexes: 1831-1876 included in the General Probate Index at CSL. Papers after 1876 are found in the Norwich District.
Originals: 1830-1889 at CSL.
Microfilms: 1831-1876 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

Probate Court Record Books
Originals: None at CSL.
Microfilms: 1830-1890 at CSL, and available through LDS Family History Centers.

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