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 1830-1934

Inventory Control Book 1830-1934


RG 004:061, Haddam Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Haddam District)
Title: Haddam Probate Court records
Dates: 1830-1934
Quantity: 7 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1830-1934.
Identification: RG004_061
Accession: 1916-003
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Haddam, Middlesex County, Town established in October 1668

Haddam Probate District was constituted June 3, 1830, from the Middletown and Chatham Probate Districts. The Haddam Probate District served the Town of Haddam (which includes Higganum and Haddam Neck). On January 5, 2011 the Haddam District merged with the Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Saybrook (Chester), and Westbrook districts to create the Saybrook Probate District.

Town of Haddam, Probate District chronology:

October 1668 - October 1741, Hartford County Court & District
October 1741 - May 1752, East Haddam District
May 1752 - June 2, 1830, Middletown District
June 3, 1824 - June 1830, Chatham (East Hampton) District, covered the part of Haddam on the east side of the Connecticut River
June 3, 1830 - January 4, 2011, Haddam District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Saybrook 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, 1830-1934. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1830-1934 (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 are arranged alphabetically in one series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Probate files from 1921-1934 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. 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 - Haddam

Places:

Haddam (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5-9, 12-15, 1830-1919; probate files, 1830-1915; 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 1916-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): August 24, 1916 (1830-1911); April 29, 1938 (1906-1934). They were interfiled into one alphabetic 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. Note: CSL does not hold any original record books. 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 1916-003 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1830-1934, Accession: 1916-003, 7 cubic feet
Drawer
Abrams - Brainard, I. 1
Brainard, J. - Clark, H. 2
Clark, I. - Griswold 3
Guian - Linguadoca 4
Lommer - Shailer, B. 5
Shailer, C. - Tabor 6
Taylor - Ziegelmayer; Miscellaneous 7
Inventory Control Book, 1830-1934, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1916-003
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest