We search for probated wills and or estate administrations.
We do NOT search for wills filed for "safe-keeping".
We make copies of wills, estate administrations and other probate related papers at the Probate and Family Courts of Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties.
State law mandates probate court files are public records and are available for review, copying, and or for purchasing certified copies.
Normal processing time for probate files held on-site, is 7 - 10 business days. Expedited service is not available.
Service not available for Barnstable, Berkshire, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Nantucket, Plymouth or Worcester Counties.
All original probate records for Middlesex County prior to 1990 and all original probate records for Bristol County prior to 1970, are located in an off-site storage facility. Processing time can take at least 14 - 21 business days, and in some cases, as long as 30 business days from date ordered.
- There is a minimum search fee of $45 which includes a search of the court index and if a record is found, up to ten pages of photocopies or scanned digital images.
- If no record is found, we have a basic search fee of $20 and your credit card will be refunded the difference, for a $25 refund.
SUBJECT OF PROBATE SEARCH
LAST TOWN OR CITY OF OFFICIAL RESIDENCE
If your town or city is not listed, probate search is not available.
ESTATE ADMINISTRATION OR PROBATED WILL: $45.00
- Again, just to be clear, we only search for estates previously probated. We do not search for wills filed for "safe keeping".
DATE OF PROBATE FILE
- 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.
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