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 1914-1933

Probate files 1802-1996, bulk 1924-1975

Wills 1824-2001, bulk 1824-1974


RG 004:113, Portland 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 (Portland District)
Title: Portland Probate Court records
Dates: 1802-2001, bulk 1824-1975
Quantity: 32.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1914-1933; Probate files, 1802-1996, bulk 1824-1975; Wills, 1824-2001, bulk 1824-1974.
Identification: RG004_113
Accession: 2011-017, 2012-037, 2012-038
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Portland, Middlesex County, Town established in May 1841, Parent Town: Chatham (East Hampton)

The Portland Probate District was constituted April 22, 1913, from the Chatham Probate District. The Chatham (East Hampton) Probate District Court records previous to January 6, 1915 are held by the Portland Probate District. The Portland Probate District merged with the East Haddam, East Hampton, and Marlborough Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Region #14 Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Haddam, East Hampton, Marlborough and Portland.

Town of Portland, Probate District chronology:

May 1841 - April 21, 1913, Chatham (i.e. East Hampton) District (records included with those of the Portland Probate District)
April 22, 1913 - January 4, 2011, Portland District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region # 14 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 25-26, 1914-1933. These record books continue the sequence of numbering of the Chatham (East Hampton) Probate District that held court in Portland prior to the creation of the Portland District. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 26.

Probate files, 1802-1996, bulk 1824-1975. Includes files from the Chatham (East Hampton) Probate District previous to January 6, 1915. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Wills, 1824-2001, bulk 1824-1974.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered from 25 and 26.

Probate files in accession 2012-037 and wills in accession 2012-038 are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Probate files dated 1921 or later 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 2012-037, Probate files, 1802-1996, bulk 1824-1975, and Accessopm 2012-038, Wills, 1824-2001, bulk 1824-1974, 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 -- East Hampton
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Portland

Places:

East Hampton (Conn.)
Portland (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The record books in accession 2011-017 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 30, 2011.

The probate files in accession 2012-037 and wills in accession 2012-038 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 8, 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. See Alternate Form Available section for volumes available on microfilm.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2012-037.

Wills: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the wills in accession 2012-038.

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Container List

Record books, 1914-1933, Accession: 2012-015, 1.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1914-1922 25
Records, 1918-1933 26
Probate files, 1802-1996, bulk 1924-1975, Accession: 2012-037, 29 cubic feet
Box
Anononson - Axelson 1
Babcock - Bengston 2
Bennett - Brooks 3
Brown - Cavanaugh 4
Chagnot - Congdove 5
Conklin - Csere 6
Cuichta - Dmuchowski 7
Doan - Ewing 8
Fairman - Giddings 9
Gildersleeve 10
Geary - Gustafson 11
Hagelberg - Hall 12
Halliday - Hyman 13
Iner - Kellogg 14
Kelly - Leary 15
Lechtweis - Markkham 16
Marks - Mitchelson 17
Moard - Nyman 18
Oakliff - Pascall 19
Pasquarelli - Piatti 20
Pickering - Raftery 21
Rainey - Rozwoda 22
Ruffin - Schelberg 23
Shephard - Stetson 24
Stevens - Sullivan 25
Sulomicz - Tyrsick 26
Uehir - West 27
Westergon - Worthington 28
Wright - Zuerlein 29
Wills, 1824-2001, bulk 1824-1974, Accession: 2012-038, 2 cubic feet
Box
A - L 1
M - Z 2