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 1835-1970

Probate files 1835-1912

Inventory Control Book 1835-1912

Wills 1907-1976


RG 004:102, North Stonington Probate Court

Inventory of Record

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (North Stonington District)
Title: North Stonington Probate Court records
Dates: 1835-1976
Quantity: 12 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1835-1970; Probate files, 1835-1912; Wills, 1907-1976
Identification: RG004_102
Accession: 1923-005, 2011-051, 2011-107
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

North Stonington, New London, Town established in May 1807, Parent Town: Stonington

The North Stonington Probate District was constituted June 4, 1835, from the Stonington Probate District. The North Stonington Probate District merged with Groton, Ledyard, and Stonington Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Southeastern Corner Regional Probate District which serves the municipalities of Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington, and Stonington.

Town of North Stonington, Probate District chronology:

May 1807 - June 3, 1835, Stonington District
June 4, 1835 - January 4, 2011, North Stonington District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Southeastern Corner 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, 1835-1970. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 7. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1835-1912. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1835-1912 (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.

Wills, 1907-1976.

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Arrangement

There are two series of record books, Records and Journals. Both are numbered 1-7.

Probate files in accession 1923-005 are arranged alphabetically.

Wills in accession 2011-107 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.

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. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Removals of parent as guardian of minor (all documents) and terminations of parental rights (all documents) from October 1, 1975 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

Accession 2011-051, Record books, 1835-1970, and Accession 2011-107, Wills, 1907-1976, 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 -- North Stonington

Places:

North Stonington (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-5, 1835-1933 and journals, volumes 1-5, 1835-1937 probate files, 1835-1880; 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 1923-005 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): October 23, 1923 (1835-1912).

The record books in accession 2011-051 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 22, 2010.

The probate wills in accession 2011-107 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 31, 2011.

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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. 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 1923-005 are represented in this index.

Wills: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-107.

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Container List

Record books, 1835-1970, Accession: 2011-051, 9 cubic feet (14 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1835-1858 1
Records, 1858-1893 2
Records, 1890-1905 3
Records, 1905-1913 4
Records, 1915-1933 5
Records, 1933-1955 6
Records, 1955-1980 7
Journal, 1835-1852 1
Journal, 1853-1873 2
Journal, 1873-1898 3
Journal, 1898-1913 4
Journal, 1913-1937 5
Journal, 1925-1963 6
Journal, 1964-1969 7
Probate files, 1835-1912, Accession: 1923-005, 2 cubic feet
Drawer
Allen - Congdon 1
Coon - Main 2
Mallory - Wheeler, E. 3
Wheeler, F. - Z.; Miscellaneous 4
Inventory Control Book, 1835-1912, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1923-005
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest
Wills, 1907-1976, Accession: 2011-107, 1 cubic foot
Box
A-Z 1