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Manchester Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_077

Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-40, 1850-1920, and additional bond record books, volumes 47, 63, 75, 89, 103, 121, 136, 151, 166, 1924-1936. There are two volumes numbered 31, one being a bond record book. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 40. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, None.


  • 1850-1972

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.

Accession 2013-016, Record books, 1850-1972, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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

Historical Note

Manchester, Hartford County, Town established in May 1823, Parent Town: East Hartford

The Manchester Probate District was constituted June 22, 1850, from the Hartford Probate District. On January 5, 2011 the Manchester Probate District merged with the Andover Probate District to create the Greater Manchester Probate District which serves the municipalities of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, and Manchester.

Town of Manchester, Probate District chronology:

May 1823 - June 21, 1850, Hartford District

June 22, 1850 - January 4, 2011, Manchester District

January 5, 2011 - Present, Greater Manchester District

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


27 cubic feet


Record books, 1850-1972, bulk 1850-1920; Probate files, None.


Record books in accession 2013-016 are numbered consecutively from 1 to 40. There are two volumes numbered 31, one being a bond record book. There are additional bond record books numbered 47, 63, 75, 89, 103, 121, 136, 151, 166.

Other Finding Aid

Record Books: Index cards for the record books have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance. Note: CSL does not hold any original record books. See Alternate Form Available section for volumes available on microfilm.


The record books in accession 2013-016 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on October 11, 2012.

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 32, 35, 1850-1916, were 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.

RG 004:077, Manchester Probate Court
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Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository