TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Probate files 1844-1905

Inventory Control Book 1844-1905


RG 004:004, Avon Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Avon District)
Title: Avon Probate Court records
Dates: 1844-1905
Quantity: 2.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Probate record books, None; Probate files, 1844-1905.
Identification: RG004_0004
Accession: 1913-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Avon, Hartford County, Town established 1830, Parent Town: Farmington

The Avon Probate District was constituted May 1844, from the Farmington Probate District. The Avon Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Canton, Granby, and Simsbury Probate Districts to create the Simsbury Regional Probate District which serves the municipalities of Avon, Canton, Granby, and Simsbury.

Town of Avon, Probate District chronology:

May 1830 - May 1844, Farmington District
May 1844 - January 4, 2011, Avon District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Simsbury Regional District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1844-1905. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available not below.

Inventory control book, 1844-1905 (coverage). Also known as the Godard Digest, it is a list of probate files transferred to the Connecticut State Library. It was compiled at the Connecticut State Library under the direction of State Librarian George S. Godard.

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Arrangement

Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

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

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Probate records -- Connecticut -- Avon

Places:

Avon (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-5, 1844-1919; probate files, 1844-1905; and inventory control book (Godard Digest) 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.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1913-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following date (with date span of files): November 12, 1913 (1842-1905).

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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.

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 1913-001 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1844-1905, Accession: 1913-001, 2.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Alcott - Casey 1
Chambeau - Fuller 2
Gabriel - Judd 3
Kellogg - North 4
O'Neil - Thompson, G 5
Thompson, J - Woodford, Ellen 6
Woodford, Emma - Z; Miscellaneous 7
Inventory Control Book, 1844-1905, Accession: T003073
Index of the probate files in accession 1913-001
Also known as the Godard Digest