Probate Record Search.

Online Application To Request A Probate File or Docket Search.

Search for Wills, Petition of Probate, List of Heirs
Estate Administrations
Change of Name
 Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • This is not an online database or index to Massachusetts probate records. This is an online application to have one of our researchers physically search for and locate a probate case file at a county probate and family court in eastern Massachusetts.

  • We service the probate and family courts of Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties of eastern Massachusetts.

  • We do not service the probate and family courts of Barnstable, Berkshire, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Nantucket, Plymouth or Worcester. 

  • There is a minimum fee of $45 for this service. Company or personal checks and or money orders are accepted for payment. We do not accept credit or debit cards. Further payment instructions are sent via your web browser immediately following placement of your order. 

  • Your order will remain on file for up to ten business days. If payment is not received within ten business days of your request, the request is deleted.

  • PLEASE: We can NOT answer legal related questions or offer legal advice. In addition, this web site, is not affiliated with, nor are we employed by, the state of Massachusetts or the state court system. We are an independent court document retrieval business.  

  • Use the "tab" key on your keyboard to move through the application form. Please don't use this probate form for divorce file requests, instead, go to our divorce file request.


Subject of Probate Record Search
Subject's Surname
First Or Given Name
Middle or Initial 
Spouse's Name [First Last]
If Applicable to Search

County Probate Court Location To Search
County Court To Search

Subject's Last Official Place of Residence (Town or City) in MA
Town or City in MA
Type of Probate File To Search  
Type of Probate Record

Please note, a "Name Change" record or "Guardianship" record is not an adoption. We do not obtain copies of any adoption records. Such records are closed by the court and need a court order to access. Please do not request an adoption record and state the record is a name change, or guardianship. No refunds will be made in the event of such a request.
Date of Probate File
Year of Probate Search

Is the file earlier than the year 1926? If so, select "Unknown" and explain specifics in notes section listed below. Not all papers in pre 1926 probate records can be photocopied. Condition and accessibility varies by county. Unless on microfilm or which the probate papers have already have been digitally scanned, we do not photocopy pre 19th century documents. These older probate records can sometimes only be photocopied by using record books, not the actual papers.
Specific Date Unknown ? - Enter a Date Range
Not Sure of Year?

If the specific year is unknown, enter a range of no more than a 5 year span, i.e.1985 - 1989.
File, Docket or Case Number
File or Docket Number

This helps us to locate your file faster, but is not required.
Additional Notes Section  
Notes Section

Please explain any special circumstances or instructions for the court record retriever. Are there specific papers you want copied from the file? For example, the will, a list of heirs, an inventory?
Contact & Shipping Information  
Your Name [First and Last]
Company [If Applicable]
Street or PO Box Address
Suite or Apartment Number 
City / Town
State / Province
ZIP / Postal Code
Email Address [REQUIRED]
Daytime U. S. Telephone
If we have questions about your order.  

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