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 1858-1900


RG 004:037, Derby 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 (Derby District)
Title: Derby Probate Court records
Dates: 1858-1900
Quantity: 21 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1858-1900.
Identification: RG004_037
Accession: 1976-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Derby, New Haven County, Town settled 1651, Town established in 1675, City incorporated January 1893

The Derby Probate Court was constituted July 4, 1858, from the New Haven Probate District. It also processed probate matters for the towns of Ansonia since April 1889 and Seymour since January 1, 1899. On January 5, 2011 the Derby Probate District merged with the Woodbridge Probate District to enlarge the Derby Probate District and serve the municipalities of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Woodbridge.

City of Derby, Probate District chronology:

May 1675 - July 3, 1858, New Haven District
July 4, 1858 - Present, Derby 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, 1858-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

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Arrangement

Probate files in Accession 1976-001 is arranged roughly alphebetically.

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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 -- Ansonia
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Derby
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Seymour

Places:

Ansonia (Conn.)
Derby (Conn.)
Seymour (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 2-3, 5, 7, 9-10, 12, 13-14, 17, 19-23, 25, 28-32, 34-35, 37, 40-42, 45-46, 48, 50-51, 53-54, 57, 59, 64, 1858-1916, have been 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. Also microfilmed are two unnumbered volumes of guardianships, 1859-1888 and 1906-1919.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1976-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on April 22, 1976.

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Other Finding Aid

Record Books: Index cards for the record books still at the court have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance.

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Container List

Probate Files, 1858-1900, Accession: 1976-001, 21 cubic feet
Box
Decedent estates 1-18
Incapables, minors, and trusts 19-21