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 1779-1945

Inventory Control Book 1779-1945


RG 004:151, Waterbury Probate District

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Waterbury District)
Title: Waterbury Probate Court records
Dates: 1779-1945
Quantity: 71 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1779-1945,
Identification: RG004_151
Accession: 1947-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Waterbury, New Haven County, Town established in May 1686, City incorporated May 1853

The Waterbury Probate District was constituted May 1779, from the Woodbury Probate District. The Waterbury Probate District serves the municipalities of Waterbury, Middlebury, and Wolcott. It also served the municipality of Naugatcuk from May 1844 - July 3, 1863.

City of Waterbury, Probate District chronology:

May 1686 - October 1719, Hartford County Court & District
October 1719 - May 1779, Woodbury District
May 1779 - Present, Waterbury 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, 1779-1945. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1779-1945 (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 in accession 1947-001 are 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 1921-1946 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. 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 -- Middlebury
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Naugatuck
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Waterbury
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Wolcott

Places:

Middlebury (Conn.)
Naugatuck (Conn.)
Waterbury (Conn.)
Wolcott (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-134*, 1779-1916, probate files, 1779-1880; 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.

*The following volumes are not on microfilm: 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 29, 31, 34, 36, 38, 39, 43, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 57, 60, 61, 63, 65, 69, 70, 72, 74, 76, 79, 82, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92, 95, 96, 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 108, 111, 113, 114, 115, 121, 123, 126, 129, 130, 132, 133.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1947-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): October 7, 1947 (1779-1845).

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Other Finding Aid

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 1947-001 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1779-1945, Accession: 1947-001, 71 cubic feet
Drawer
Probate files, 1779-1945 1-213
Arranged alphabetically
Inventory Control Book, 1779-1945, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1947-001
Also known as the Godard Digest