TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Record books 1832-1945

Probate files 1905-1981

Wills 1826-2009, bulk 1920-2009


RG 004:041, East Haddam 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 (East Haddam District)
Title: East Haddam Probate Court records
Dates: 1826-2009
Quantity: 36.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1832-1945; Probate files, 1905-1981; Wills, 1826-2009, bulk 1920-2009.
Identification: RG004_041
Accession: 2011-112, 2012-019, and 2012-036
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

East Haddam, Middlesex County, Town established in May 1734, Parent Town: Haddam

The East Haddam Probate District was constituted October 1741, from the Hartford Probate District. The East Haddam Probate District merged with the East Hampton, Marlborough, and Portland Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Region #14 Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Haddam, East Hampton, Marlborough and Portland.

Town of East Haddam, Probate District chronology:

May 1734 - October 1741, Hartford District
May 1830 - June 1831, Chatham (i.e. East Hampton) District (covered small section of town)
October 1741 - January 4, 2011, East Haddam District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region #14 District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-14, 1832-1945. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 14. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1905-1981. East Haddam District probate files dated 1721 to May 28, 1832 are filed with the Colchester District probate files. Prior to the creation of the Colchester District in 1832, the East Haddam District held its probate court in Colchester. The files remained in that town and were kept with the files of the new Colchester District. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Wills, 1826-2009, bulk 1920-2009.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 14.

Probate files are arranged alphabetically.

Each box of wills is arranged alphabetically within the box.

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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 1921-1981 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 2011-112, Record books, 1832-1945; Accession 2012-019, Probate files, 1905-1981; and Accession 2012-036, Wills, 1826-2009, bulk 1920-2009, are 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 -- East Haddam

Places:

East Haddam (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-5, 8, 10-12, 1832-1922, 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 record books in Accession 2011-112 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on February 25, 2011.

The probate files in Accession 2012-019 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 31, 2012.

The wills in Accession 2012-036 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 8, 2012.

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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 History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2012-019 and wills in accession 2012-036.

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Container List

Record books, 1832-1945, Accessison: 2011-112, 7.5 cubic feet (14 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1832-1845 1
Records, 1832-1843 1
Records, 1843-1855 2
Records, 1855-1866 3
Records, 1866-1879 4
Records, 1879-1893 5
Records, 1884-1892 6
Bonds, 1882-1918 7
Records, 1891-1905 8
Records, 1892-1902 9
Orders and decrees, 1901-1909 10
Orders and decrees, 1909-1914 11
Records, 1914-1922 12
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1917-1929 13
Bonds, 1918-1945 14
Probate files, 1905-1981, Accession: 2012-019, 25 cubic feet
Box
A - Ba 1
Be - Bo 2
Br Bu 3
C - Cone, F. 4
Cone, H. - Dav 5
Day - Dz 6
E - F 7
G 8
Ha - He 9
Hi - J 10
K 11
L 12
Ma - Morg 13
Morr - Pag 14
Pal - Pl 15
Po - Rathbun, F. 16
Rathbun, N. - Ray, Frederick 17
Ray, Frederick - Rostad, M. 18
Rostad, P. - Se 19
Sh - Sm 20
Sn - Sy 21
T - U 22
V - We 23
Wh - Will 24
Wilo - Z 25
Wills, 1826-2009, bulk 1920-2009, Accession: 2012-036, 4 cubic feet
Box
Wills 1-4