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 1882-1947

Inventory Control Book 1882-1947

Wills 1949-2009


RG004:140, Thomaston Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Thomaston District)
Title: Thomaston Probate Court records
Dates: 1882-2009
Quantity: 13.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1882-1947; Wills, 1949-2009.
Identification: RG004_140
Accession: 1931-003, 2013-013
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Thomaston, Litchfield County, Town established in July 1875, Parent Town: Plymouth

The Thomaston Probate District was constituted June 1882, from the Waterbury Probate District. The Thomaston Probate District merged with the Harwinton, Litchfield, and Northwest Corner 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 Thomaston, Probate District chronology:

May 1875 - June 1882, Waterbury District
June 1882 - January 4, 2011, Thomaston 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, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1882-1947. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1882-1947 (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, 1949-2009.

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Arrangement

Probate files in accession 1931-003 are arranged alphabetically.

Wills in accession 2013-013 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.

Accession 2013-013, Wills, 1949-2009, 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 -- Thomaston

Places:

Thomaston (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 2-9, 11, 13, 1882-1918, 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 1931-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): August 18, 1931 (1882-1921); October 15, 1936 (1913-1930); December 14, 1949 (1920-1947). There were interfiled into one alphbetic sequence.

The wills in accession 2013-013 transferred to the Connecticut State Library on September 24, 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. 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 1931-003 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the wills in accession 2013-013.

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Container List

Probate files, 1882-1947, Accession: 1931-003, 10.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Ackert - Balcom 1
Baldwin - Benson, H. 2
Benson, I. - Bradford 3
Bradley - Burns, G. 4
Burns, H. - Chmelnicki 5
Clark - Daskum 6
Davey - Dunbar 7
Dunlay - Fisher 8
Fitzgerald - Gangloff 9
Garner - Gracie 10
Gray - Guyman 11
Haas - Hogan 12
Holbrook - Hurlburt, C. 13
Hurlburt, D. - Keegan 14
Kelliher - Lawson 15
Lawton - Lyons 16
MacAllion - Merriam 17
Miller - Mullane 18
Mullin - Norton, J. 19
Norton, K. - Parsons 20
Pease - Potter, H. 21
Potter, I. - Rogozinski 22
Romhildt - Saul, H. 23
Saul, I. - Smith, M. 24
Smith, N. - Stuart 25
Stumpf - Thayer 26
Thomas - Tyczenski 27
Udell - Warner, H. 28
Warner, I. - Whiteman 29
Williams - Woodward 30
Woolworth - Zeimer; Miscellaneous 31
Inventory Control Book, 1882-1947, Accession: T003073
Index of the three accessions of probate files merged into accession 1931-003
Also known as the Godard Digest
Wills, 1949-2009, Accession: 2013-013, 3 cubic feet
Box
A - H 1
I - R 2
S - Z 3