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RG004:142, Tolland Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library
Tolland, Tolland County, Town named 1715, Town established in May 1722
The Tolland Probate District was constituted June 4, 1830, from the Stafford Probate District. The Tolland Probate District merged with the Mansfield Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Mansfield - Tolland Probate District which serves the municipalities of Coventry, Mansfield, Tolland, and Willington.
Town of Tolland, Probate District chronology:
May 1715 - May 1759, Hartford District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
Probate record books volumes 1-12, 1830-1920; Bond record books, 1867-1954. Contact the probate court to access original record books afver volume 12. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Probate files, 1830-1960. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.
Inventory control book, 1830-1948 (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.
Record books in accession 2010-037 are arranged numerically.
Probate files in accessions 1911-012 and 1974-005 are arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
Accession 2010-037, Record books, 1830-1954, is stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
Probate files dated 1921 or later are RESTRICTED pending review by State Archives staff 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. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Tolland
Record books, volumes 1-12, 1830-1920; probate files, 1830-1880 (Accession 1911-012); 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.
The probate files in accession 1911-012 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): October 14, 1911 (1830-1910); January 31, 1922, (1899-1912); December 7. 1933 (1888-1929; Pctober 25, 1935 (1878-1937); March 24, 1936 (1878-1937); September 2, 1936 (1878-1936); July 6, 1937 (1878-1937); March 25, 1938 (1931-1937); November 23, 1938 (1932-1938); May 9, 1939 (1932-1938); August 7, 1940 (1937-1939); October 14, 1941 (1923-1941); June 7, 1944 (1933-1942); April 30, 1945 (1939-1944); April 8, 1947 (1935-1946); September 22, 1949 (1935-1948); April 21, 1950 (1906-1948).There were interfiled into one alphbetic sequence.
The probate files in accession 1974-005 were transferred to the Connectictu State Library on November 27, 1974.
The record books in accesion 2010-037 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 11, 2010.
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 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 1911-012 are represented in this index.
Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the files in accession 1974-005.