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 1847-1962

Probate files 1847-1919


RG 004:122, Salisbury 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 (Salisbury District)
Title: Salisbury Probate Court records
Dates: 1847-1962
Quantity: 27.75 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1847-1962; Probate files, 1847-1919.
Identification: RG004_122
Accession: 2000-003 and 2011-039
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Salisbury, Litchfield County, Town established in October 1741

The Salisbury Probate District was constituted June 6, 1847, from the Sharon Probate District. The Salisbury Probate District merged with the Canaan, Cornwall, Norfolk, and Sharon Probate Districts on January 1, 2007 to create the Northwest Corner Probate District. The Northwest Corner Probate District merged with the Harwinton, Litchfield, and Thomaston Probate Districts on January 5, 2011, to create the Litchfield Hills Probate District. The Litchfield Hills Probate District serves the municipalities of Canaan, Cornwall, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, and Warren.

Town of Salisbury, Probate District chronology:

October 1741 - October 1742, New Haven District
October 1742 - October 1755, Litchfield District
October 1755 - June 5, 1847, Sharon District
June 6, 1847 - December 31, 2006, Salisbury District
January 1, 2007 - January 4, 2011, Northwest Corner District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Litchfield Hills District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volume 1-40, 1847-1962. Volume 8 was missing from the probate court and not transferred to the Connecticut State Library. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 40. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1847-1919. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

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Arrangement

Record books in accession 2011-039 are numbered 1 to 7, 9 to 40.

Probate files in accession 2000-003 are arranged in two sequences, the first covering 1847-1900 and the second covering 1900-1919. Files are alphabetical within each sequence.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2011-039, Record books, 1847-1962, is stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Probate files dated 1921 or later are RESTRICTED pending review by State Archives staff 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. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

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 -- Salisbury

Places:

Salisbury (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 20, 1847-1917, 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. Volumes 3, 6-7, 13, 16, 19 were not filmed. Volume 8 is missing.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 2000-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on August 27, 1999.

The record books in accession 2011-039 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 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. 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 2000-003.

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Container List

Record books, 1847-1962, Accession: 2011-039, 19.5 cubic feet (39 volumes)
Volume 8 was missing from the probate court and not transferred to the Connecticut State Library
Volume
Records, 1847-1856 1
Includes separate volume, "Distribution of the estate of John E. Coffing returned 2d March 1848..."
Records, 1856-1865 2
Orders and decrees, 1864-1878 3
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1865-1875 4
Records, 1875-1883 5
Orders and decrees, 1878-1885 6
On spine: "Records"
Bonds, 1881-1926 7
Records, 1883-1888 9
On spine: "Records"
Orders and decrees, 1885-1895 10
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1888-1892 11
Records, 1892-1898 12
Orders and decrees, 1895-1904 13
Records, 1898-1902 14
Records, 1902-1907 15
Orders and decrees, 1904-1912 16
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1907-1911 17
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1911-1914 18
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1912-1920 19
Records, 1914-1917 20
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1917-1921 21
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1920-1926 22
Records, 1921-1924 23
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1924-1926 24
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1926-1933 25
Bonds, 1926-1962 26
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1926-1928 27
Records, 1928-1930 28
Records, 1930-1932 29
Records, 1932-1934 30
Orders and decrees, 1933-1940 31
Records, 1934-1935 32
Records, 1935-1937 33
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1937-1939 34
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1939-1940 35
Records, 1940-1941 36
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1940-1946 37
Records, 1940-1942 38
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1942-1944 39
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1944-1945 40
On spine: "Manuscript"
Probate files, 1847-1919, Accession: 2000-003, 8.25 cubic feet
Box
1847-1900
Acme - Clark 1
Cleaveland - Hydron 2
Jacobi - Pettee 3
Phelan - Swift 4
Tanner - Yerrington 5
1900-1919
Adam - Funk 6
Gale - Pulver 7
Randall - Woodworth 8
Index 9