TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Record books 1784-1862

Record books 1851-1976

Probate files 1833, 1851-1897

Inventory Control Book 1833, 1851-1897

Probate Files 1848-1998, bulk 1898-1975


RG 004:067, Hebron 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 (Hebron District)
Title: Hebron Probate Court records
Dates: 1784-1975, 1998
Quantity: 24.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1784-1976; Probate files, 1833, 1851-1975, 1998.
Identification: RG004_067
Accession: 1950-001, 2011-123, 2012-029, and 2013-019
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Hebron, Tolland County, Town established on May 26, 1708

The Hebron Probate District was constituted May 1789, from the East Haddam Probate District. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Andover, May 1848 - June 1851; Bolton, May 1789 - June 1851; Columbia May 1808 - June 1851; Vernon, October 1808 - May 1814. The Hebron Probate District merged with the Glastonbury Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Glastonbury - Hebron Probate District which serves the municipalities of Glastonbury and Hebron.

Town of Hebron, Probate District chronology:

May 1708 - October 1741, Hartford District
October 1741 - May 1789, East Haddam District
May 1789 - January 4, 2011, Hebron District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Glastonbury - Hebron District

For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-20, 1784-1849, and Ledgers A & B, 1826-1862; Volumes 1-16, 1851-1976, and Ledger, 1851-1875. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 16. When the Andover probate district was created from the Hebron probate district in 1851, the Hebron district record books were kept in Andover where the court had been held. From that point the Hebron probate district began numbering their records books with number 1. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1833, 1851-1975, 1998. Most of the records of Hebron Probate District previous to June 27, 1851 are with the Andover Probate District records. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1833, 1851-1897 (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

Record books in accession 2011-123 are numbered consecutively from 1 to 16. There is also a Ledger volume labeled "A".

Record books in accession 2013-019 are numbered consecutively from 1 to 20. There is also two Ledger volumes labeled "A" and "B".

Probate files in accession 1950-001 are arranged alphabetically.

Probate files in accession 2012-029 are arranged as received from the Probate Court.

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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 1921-1976 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. 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.

Accession 2011-123, Record books, 1851-1976, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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 -- Andover
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Bolton
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Columbia
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Coventry
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Hebron
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Vernon

Places:

Andover (Conn.)
Bolton (Conn.)
Columbia (Conn.)
Coventry (Conn.)
Hebron (Conn.)
Vernon (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-21, 1789-1851; and volumes 1-10, 1851-1937; probate files, 1851-1915; 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 1950-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): January 24, 1950 (1833-1897).

The record books in accession 2011-123 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on April 19, 2011.

The probate files in accession 2012-029 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on April 12, 2012.

The record books in accession 2013-019 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 5, 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. 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 1950-001 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2012-029.

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Container List

Record books, 1784-1862, Accession: 2013-019, 9 cubic feet (22 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1784-1796 1
Records, 1796-1803 2
Records, 1803-1806 3
Records, 1806-1810 4
Records, 1810-1814 5
Records, 1814-1816 6
Records, 1816-1819 7
Records, 1819-1822 8
Records, 1823-1826 9
Records, 1826-1829 10
Records, 1829-1833 11
Records, 1833-1836 12
Records, 1836-1840 13
Records, 1840-1842 14
Records, 1842-1844 15
Records, 1844-1845 16
Records, 1845-1846 17
Records, 1846-1848 18
Records, 1848 19
Records, 1848-1849 20
Ledger, 1826-1848 A
Ledger, 1849-1862 B
Record books, 1851-1976, Accession: 2011-123, 12 cubic feet (19 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1851-1856 1
Records, 1856-1861 2
Records, 1861-1864 3
Records, 1864-1871 4
Records, 1871-1876 5
Records, 1876-1885 6
Records, 1885-1895 7
Records, 1895-1903 8
Records, 1903-1912 9
Records, 1912-1936 10
Records, 1916-1945 11
Records, 1928-1946 12
Records, 1937-1968 13
Records, 1943-1959 14
Records, 1956-1975 15
Records, 1975-1976 16
General index, 2 volumes unnumbered
Ledger, 1851-1875 A
Probate files, 1833, 1851-1897, Accession: 1950-001, 3.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Adams - Bliss 1
Bradford - Cooley 2
Cowles - Glover 3
Gott - Jones, R. 4
Jones, S. - Mann 5
Martindale - Phelps 6
Porter - Raymond 7
Richards - Strong 8
Sumner - Way 9
Webster - Z; Miscellaneous 10
Inventory Control Book, 1833, 1851-1897, Accession: T003073
Index of the probate files in accession 1950-001
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate Files, 1848-1998, bulk 1898-1975, Accession: 2012-029, 9 cubic feet
Box
Probate files, 1848-1998, bulk 1898-1975 1-9