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 1843-1930

Inventory Control Book 1843-1930

Probate files 1898, 1919-1976


RG 004:013, Bozrah Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2010 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Bozrah District)
Title: Bozrah Probate Court records
Dates: 1843-1976
Quantity: 7.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Probate record books, None; Probate files, 1843-1976.
Identification: RG004_013
Accession: 1912-002 and 2011-076
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Bozrah, New London County, Town established in May 1786, Parent Town: Norwich

The Bozrah Probate District was constituted June 3, 1843, from the Norwich Probate District. The Bozrah Probate District merged with the Griswold and Norwich Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create an enlarged Norwich Probate District which serves the municipalities of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.

Town of Bozrah, Probate District chronology:

May 1786 - June 2, 1843, Norwich District
June 3, 1843 - January 4, 2011, Bozrah District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Norwich 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. Record books are at the Norwich Probate Court.

Probate files, circa 1843-1976. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Inventory control book, 1843-1930 (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 by accession. Each accession is arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Probate files from 1921-1976 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.

Accession 2011-076 is 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.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Probate records -- Connecticut -- Bozrah

Places:

Bozrah (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volume 2-3, 1843-1931; probate files 1843-1915; 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 1912-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 31, 1912 (1833-1910)and May 27, 1931 (1879-1930). They were interfiled intoone alphabetic sequence.

The probate files in accession 2011-076 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 28, 2010.

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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 1912-002 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-076.

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Container List

Probate files, 1843-1930, Accession: 1912-002, 3.5 cubic feet
Drawer
Abel - Bailey 1
Baker - Bushnell 2
Chapman - Ford 3
Fox - Gorman 4
Gray - Huntington, J 5
Huntington, K - Kingberger 6
Kinney - MacGrath 7
Mager - Parker 8
Pendleton - Smith 9
Sperli - Tracey 10
Underwood - Z, Miscellaneous 11
Inventory Control Book, 1843-1930, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1912-002
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, 1898, 1919-1976, Accession: 2011-076, 4 cubic feet
Box
A - C 1
D - J 2
K - O 3
P - Z 4