TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Record books 1787-2006

Probate files 1787-1947

Inventory Control Book 1787-1947


RG 004:096, New Milford Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (New Milford District)
Title: New Milford Probate Court records
Dates: 1787-2006
Quantity: 189.75 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1787-2006; Probate files, 1787-1947.
Identification: RG004_096
Accession: 1917-002, 2009-013, 2010-038
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

New Milford, Litchfield County, Town established in October 1712

The New Milford Probate District was constituted May 1787, from the Danbury, Sharon, and Woodbury Probate Districts. The New Milford Probate District merged with the Brookfield and New Fairfield Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Housatonic Probate District which serves the municipalities of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, and Sherman. The New Milford Probate District also included at various times the municipalities of Kent, May 1787-May 25, 1831; New Fairfield, May 1787-October 1822 (north society of town only which became town of Sherman in October 1802); Sherman, October 1802-June 3, 1846.

Town of New Milford, Probate District chronology:

October 1712 - October 1719, New Haven District
October 1719 - May 1787, Woodbury District
May 1787 - January 4, 2011, New Milford District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Housatonic District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1787-2006. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 244. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1787-1947. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1787-1947 (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 are numbered from 1 to 244.

Probate files 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 from 1921-1947 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.

Accessions 2009-013 and 2010-038, Record books, 1787-2006, 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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Related Material

Original record books, volumes 1, 2, 6, 10, 13, 15, 16, 22, and 56 are at the New Milford Historical Society.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Probate records -- Connecticut -- Kent
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Fairfield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Milford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Sherman

Places:

Kent (Conn.)
New Fairfield (Conn.)
New Milford (Conn.)
Sherman (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-56, 1787-1920 (except for volumes 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 39, 42, 50, 54); probate files, 1787-1880; 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 1917-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): September 27, 1917 (1787-1914); November 28, 1930 (1858-1926); May 13, 1938 (1899-1929); September 9, 1942 (1921-1941); November 18, 1946 (1925-1947); February 18, 1948 (1925-1947); January 6, 1949 (1925-1947); December 16, 1949 (1911-1947). They have been interfiled into one alphabetic series.

The record books in accession 2009-013 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 5, 2008.

The record books in accession 2010-038 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 13, 2010.

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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 1917-002 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1787-2006, Accession: 2009-013 and 2010-038, 94.5 cubic feet (260 volumes)
Accession: 2009-013: Volumes 1 and 2 are reproductions and bound together; Volumes 5 and 6 are reproductions and bound together; Volumes 9-11, 13-25, 33, and 56 are reproductions. Accession: 2010-038: Originals of Volumes 5, 9, 11, 17-21, 23-25, 33.
Volume
Records, 1787-2006 1-244
Probate files, 1787-1947, Accession: 1917-002, 41.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbott, C. - Allen, H. 1
Allen, I. - Baldwin, V. 2
Baldwin, W. - Beach, J. 3
Beach, K. - Bennett, G. 4
Bennett, H. - Booth, A. 5
Booth, B. - Botsford, L. 6
Botsford, M. - Buck, S. 7
Buck, T. - Camp, G. 8
Camp, H. - Carrington 9
Carroll - Clark, Levi 10
Clark, Lillian - Cummings, E. 11
Cummings, D. - Downs, J. 12
Downs, K. - Ett 13
Eva - Ferriss, P. 14
Ferriss, Q. - Frink 15
Frost - Gauson 16
Gawel - Gaylord, R. 17
Gaylord, S. - Giddings, L. 18
Giddings, M. - Grabowski 19
Grace - Gridley 20
Griffin - Hallock, L. 21
Hallock, M. - Hartwell, C. 22
Hartwell, D. - Hatch, G. 23
Hatch, H. - Heacock, H. 24
Heacock, I. - Hill, Elizabeth 25
Hill, Ellen - Hinckley 26
Hine, A. - Hine, M. 27
Hine, N. - Honan 28
Hopson - Hughes 29
Hull - Hunt, M. 30
Hunt, N. - Jacklin 31
Jackson - Jones, D. 32
Jones, E. - Karcher 33
Keating - Kelley 34
Kellogg - Kinney 35
Kirsh - Knowles 36
Koehler - Landon 37
Lane - Lee 38
Leonard - Lockwood 39
Logan - Lyon, N. 40
Lyon, O. - MacGovern 41
Logan - Lyon, N. 42
MacKay - MacMahon, O. 43
MacMahon, P. - Manville 44
Marsh, G. - Maugum 45
Maxwell - Merwin, G 46
Merwin, H. - Miles, E. 47
Miles, F. - Moger 48
Molloy - Morehouse, J. 49
Morehouse, K. - Morgan, R. 50
Morgan, S. - Murdock 51
Murphy - Mygatt 52
Nadradowski - Nichols, S. 53
Nichols, T. - Noble, I. 54
Noble, J. - Northrop, E. 55
Northrop, E. - Northrop, R. 56
Northrop, S. - Olson, G. 57
Olson, H. - Oviatt 58
Owen - Parylak 59
Patch - Peck, Q. 60
Peck, R. - Pepper, R. 61
Pepper, S. - Phippeny 62
Pickett - Platt, F. 63
Platt, G. - Potter 64
Power - Randall, F. 65
Randall, G. - Rose 66
Rosen - Seiple 67
Selva - Spencer L. 68
Spencer, M. - Stone, L. 69
Stone, M. - Thomas, D. 70
Thomas, E. - Turrill, R. 71
Turrill, S. - Watson, J. 72
Watson, K. - Wilbur 73
Whitney - Zoleski; Miscellaneous 74
Inventory Control Book, 1787-1947, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1917-002
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest