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 1832-1900


RG 004:084, Milford Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Milford District)
Title: Milford Probate Court records
Dates: 1832-1900
Quantity: 11 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1832-1900.
Identification: RG004_084
Accession: 1976-002
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Milford, New Haven County, Town settled 1639, City incorporated January 1959

The Milford Probate District was constituted May 30, 1832, from the New Haven Probate District. The Milford Probate District merged with the Orange Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Milford - Orange Probate District which serves the municipalities of Milford and Orange.

City of Milford, Probate District chronology:

1639 - 1665, New Haven Colonial Jurisdiction
1664 - 1665, Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction (overlap of Hartford & New Haven authority)
1665 - May 29, 1832, New Haven County Court and District
May 30, 1832 - January 4, 2011, Milford District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Milford - Orange 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, 1832-1900. 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 1976-002 are arranged alphabetically.

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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 -- Milford

Places:

Milford (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5-6, 8, 10-11, 13-15, 17-18, 20-21, 23-24, 26-27. 1832-1916; probate files, 1832-1900 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 1976-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 20, 1976.

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Other Finding Aid

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 1976-002 are represented in this index and are listed on white cards.

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Container List

Probate files, 1832-1900, Accession: 1976-002, 11 cubic feet
Box
Abbott - Beardsley 1
Beckwith - Burwell 2
Bush - Davidson, I. 3
Davidson, M. - Fowler, C. 4
Fowler, M. - Hitchcock 5
Hodgeson - Merwin, J. 6
Merwin, M. - Peck, Charles 7
Peck, Cornelius - Simons 8
Smith, A. - Smith, W. 9
Sparks - Usher 10
Van Horn - Woodward 11