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 1831-1929

Inventory Control Book 1831-1929

Probate files circa 1930-1975


RG 004:169, Woodstock 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 (Woodstock District)
Title: Woodstock Probate Court records
Dates: 1831-1975
Quantity: 35 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1831-1975.
Identification: RG004_169
Accession: 1911-013, 2009-018
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Woodstock, Windham County, Town established in 1690 by Massachusetts, Part of Masachusetts until 1749

The Woodstock Probate District was constituted May 30, 1831, from the Pomfret Probate District. The Thompson Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford (part), Pomfret, Putnam, and Thompson 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 Woodstock, Probate District chronology:

March 1690 - 1731, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Jurisdiction
1731 - May 1749, Worcester County, Massachusetts Jurisdiction
May 1749 - May 1752, Windham District
May 1752 - May 29, 1831, Pomfret District
May 30, 1831 - January 4, 2011, Woodstock 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, 1831-1975, Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1831-1929 (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 accessions 1911-013 and 2009-018 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 2009-018, probate files, circa 1930-1975, is stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Probate files from 1921-1946 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. 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 -- Woodstock

Places:

Woodstock (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, vol. 1-13, 15, 1831-1916; probate files, 1831-1880; and inventory control book 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 1915-026 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 6, 1911 (1831-1902); November 9, 1933 (1888-1929). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The probate files in accession 2009-018 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on February 13, 2009.

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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.

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 1911-013 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1831-1929, Accession: 1911-013, 16 cubic feet
Drawer
Adams - Armstrong 1
Arnold - Barrett, C. 2
Barrett, D. - Birchard 3
Bishop - Bottum 4
Bowen - Briggs 5
Brockway - Buck 6
Buckman - Cady 7
Caffrey - Carroll 8
Case - Champion 9
Chandler - Child, A. 10
Child, B. - Child, M. 11
Child, N. - Clark, S. 12
Clark, T. - Cooper 13
Copelin - Cutter 14
Daggett - Dixon 15
Dodge - Fairfield 16
Fallon - Fowler 17
Fox - Goodell 18
Goodwin - Hammond 19
Handy - Herindeen 20
Herrick - Hollingworth 21
Holmes - Hyde 22
Ide - Johnson 23
Jones - Kimball 24
King - Lewis 25
Lillie - Lyman 26
Lyon, A. - Lyon, P. 27
Lyon, S. - Marcy, M. 28
Marcy, N. - Mathewson, H. 29
Mathewson, I. - May 30
Maynard - Morse, M. 31
Morse, N. - Paine, A. 32
Paine, B. - Patten 33
Payson - Perrin 34
Perry - Phillips, T. 35
Phillips, U. - Potter 36
Pratt - Rawson 37
Reed - Rockwood 38
Rogers - Scranton 39
Seagrave - Simmons 40
Skinner - Spencer 41
Squires - Sumner 42
Surpless - Tiffany 43
Tourtellotte - Vinton 44
Waldo - Webster 45
Weeks - Wilkinson 46
Williams - Witter 47
Work - Z.; Miscellaneous, Complaints, & Arrests 48
Inventory Control Book, 1831-1929, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1911-013
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, circa 1930-1975, Accession: 2009-019, 19 cubic feet
There is no index for this accession.
Box
Abbott - Bennett, H. 1
Bennett, O. - Barclift, E. 2
Barclift, L. - Carlage 3
Carlson - Cobleigh 4
Cole - Davis, Abby 5
Davis, Albert - Ekman 6
Ellis - Hansen 7
Hardy - Hollingsworth 8
Hopkins - Jordan, C. 9
Jordan, S. - Lemanski 10
Lennen - Mathewson 11
Mattucks - Morse, Carl 12
Morse, Charles - Ojala, E. 13
Ojala, I. - Potter, A. 14
Potter, C. - Ross, Mary 15
Ross, Mowry - Shortess 16
Simonds - Sumner, Addie 17
Sumner, Anna - Wachter 18
Wakefield - Zipkin 1