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Greenwich Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_057

Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1853-1939, 1962-2002. Volumes consist of an index to dockets and dockets of miscellaneous and deceased estates. Contact the probate court to access other record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1853-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.


  • 1853-1939, 1962-2002

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.

Probate files from 1921-1900 are RESTRICTED as they may contain confidential documents. Tax returns (succession, transfer and estate tax returns and all attachments) from January 1, 1921 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §12-15. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754.Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Town settled under jurisdiction of the Dutch at New Amsterdam 1642-1656; submitted to New Haven Colony October 6, 1656; united with Colony of Connecticut May 1665, Parent Town: Stamford

Greenwich Probate District was constituted July 4, 1853 from the Stamford Probate District. The Greenwich Probate District serves the municipality of Greenwich.

Town of Greenwich, Probate District chronology:

circa 1642 - 1656, New Netherlands Jurisdiction

1656 - 1665, New Haven Colony Jurisdiction

1662 - May 1666, Particular Court Jurisdiction

May 1666 - May 1728, Fairfield County Court and District

May 1728 - July 3, 1853, Stamford District

July 4, 1853 - Present, Greenwich District

For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.


32.5 cubic feet


Record books, 1853-1939, 1962-2002; Probate files, 1853-1900.


Probate files in Accession 1975-003 are arranged alphabetically.

Other Finding Aid

Probate Files: The Probate Estate Papers Index, located in the index corridor adjacent to the History and Genealogy Reading Room, has two parts, a general index covering most of the state, and a Hartford Probate District index covering Hartford and some surrounding towns, 1820-1920. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by individual's last name and first names. The cards have the individual's name, town of residence, probate district, and list of items contained in the estate packet. To request retrieval of an estate packet, copy at least the estate name, file date, and probate district name from the index card. The probate files in Accession 1975-003 are represented in this index. The white index cards are stamped "Greenwich" and have no year indicated on them.


The probate files in accession 1975-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 24, 1975.

The record books in accession 2019-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 2, 2018.

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes A, 3, 5-6, 9, 11, 13-15, 18, 21-22, 24, 27-28, 31-32, 36-37, 41, 45-46, 58, 51, 53, 56, 1853-1925, and probate files, 1853-1900; have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are available for use in the History and Genealogy reading room or through the LDS Family History Centers. These probate file microfilms are located on the 16 MM films found in the second (1881-1915) probate series.

RG 004:057, Greenwich Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository