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 1832-1940

Inventory Control Book 1832-1940


RG 004:141, Thompson 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 (Thompson District)
Title: Thompson Probate Court records
Dates: 1832-1940
Quantity: 19.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1832-1940.
Identification: RG004_141
Accession: 1913-008
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Thompson, Windham County, Town established in May 1785, Parent Town: Killingly

The Thompson Probate District was constituted May 25, 1832, from the Pomfret Probate District. It also served the municipality of Putnam from May 1855 to July 4, 1856. The Thompson Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford (part), Pomfret, Putnam, and Woodstock Probate Districts to create the Northeast Probate District. The Northeast Probate District serves the municipalities of Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, and Woodstock.

Town of Thompson, Probate District chronology:

May 1785 - May 24, 1832, Pomfret District
May 25, 1832 - January 4, 2011, Thompson District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Northeast 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, 1832-1940. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1832-1940 (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.

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Arrangement

Probate files in accession 1913-008 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 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 -- Putnam
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Thompson

Places:

Putnam (Conn.)
Thompson (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-13, 1832-1916; probate files, 1832-1880 (Accession 1913-008); 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 1913-008 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 11, 1913 (1832-1902); January 21, 1941, (1892-1940). There were interfiled into one alphbetic sequence.

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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 1913-008 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1832-1940, Accession: 1913-008, 10.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Adams - Armstrong 1
Arnold - Ballon 2
Barber - Beaulac 3
Beaumier - Beebe, Sophia S. 4
Beebe, Sophia S. - Bixby, F. 5
Bixby, G. - Bousquet 6
Bovia - Buck 7
Bucking - Carroll 8
Carter - Chandler, V. 9
Chandler, W. - Coman 10
Comins - Crandall 11
Cranska- Damon 12
Danielson - Dexter 13
Dike - Durand 14
Duslak - Elliott, M. A. 15
Elliott, M. A. - Flewelling 16
Flint - Geroux 17
Gladding - Green, E. A. 18
Green, E. B. - Haskell 19
Hawkins - Holt 20
Hosford - Jackson 21
Jacobs - Johnson, E. 22
Johnson, F. - Joslin, N. 23
Joslin, O. - Kingsbury, I. 24
Kingsbury, J. - Lamothe 25
Lamson - Lepire 26
Lewis - Mandeville 27
Manning - Mason, William H. 28
Mason, Z. - Mills, Frederick 29
Mills, Frederick - Morse, H. 30
Morse, I. - Nelson 31
Nichols - Parent 32
Park - Perry 33
Peterson - Porter, L. 34
Porter, M. - Rawson, N. 35
Rawson, O. - Ream, Caroline [Packets 1-5] 36
Ream, Caroline P. [Packets 6-10] 37
Ream, Caroline P. [Packets 11-16] 38
Ream, Caroline P. - Ream, M. [Packets 17-21] 39
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 1-5] 40
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 6-10] 41
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 11-15] 42
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 16-21] 43
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 22-26] 44
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 27-31] 45
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 32-36] 46
Ream, Norman B. [Packets 37-39] 47
Reich - Robbins, D. 48
Robbins, E. - Ross 49
Ruelle - Sayles, I. 50
Sayles, J. - Sherman, G. 51
Sherman, H. - Spaulding 52
Spellacy - Tatro 53
Taylor - Tourtellotte 54
Town - Upham 55
Vandal - Warner 56
Warren - Whittemore 57
Wieloch - Zvalekowsky; Miscellaneous 58
Inventory Control Book, 1832-1940, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files merged into accession 1913-008
Also known as the Godard Digest