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RG 004:037, Derby Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library
Derby, New Haven County, Town settled 1651, Town established in 1675, City incorporated January 1893
The Derby Probate Court was constituted July 4, 1858, from the New Haven Probate District. It also processed probate matters for the towns of Ansonia since April 1889 and Seymour since January 1, 1899. On January 5, 2011 the Derby Probate District merged with the Woodbridge Probate District to enlarge the Derby Probate District and serve the municipalities of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Woodbridge.
City of Derby, Probate District chronology:
May 1675 - July 3, 1858, New Haven District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Probate files, 1858-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Probate files in Accession 1976-001 is arranged roughly alphebetically.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Ansonia
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Derby
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Seymour
Record books, volumes 2-3, 5, 7, 9-10, 12, 13-14, 17, 19-23, 25, 28-32, 34-35, 37, 40-42, 45-46, 48, 50-51, 53-54, 57, 59, 64, 1858-1916, have been 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. Also microfilmed are two unnumbered volumes of guardianships, 1859-1888 and 1906-1919.
The probate files in accession 1976-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on April 22, 1976.
Record Books: Index cards for the record books still at the court have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance.