Montville Probate Court, 1850-2009 (RG 004:086)

RG 004:086, Montville Probate Court Inventory of Records

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 1852-1975

Probate files 1850-1936

Inventory Control Book 1850-1936

Wills 1907-2009


RG 004:086, Montville 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 (Montville District)
Title: Montville Probate Court records
Dates: 1850-2009
Quantity: 15.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1852-1975; Probate files, 1850-1936; Wills, 1907-2009.
Identification: RG004_086
Accession: 1922-001, 2011-102, and 2014-007
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Montville, New London County, Town established on October 12, 1786, Parent Town: New London

The Montville Probate District was constituted on June 27, 1851 from the New London Probate District. The Montville Probate District merged with the East Lyme, Old Lyme, and Salem Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Region #32 Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Lyme, Montville, Old Lyme, and Salem.

Town of Montville, Probate District chronology:

October 1786 - June 26, 1851, New London District
June 27, 1851 - January 4, 2011, Montville District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region # 32 District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1852-1975. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1850-1936. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1850-1936 (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.

Wills, 1907-2009. Includes original wills admitted to probate.

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Arrangement

Record books in accession 2014-007 are numbered 1 to 17.

Probate files in accession 1922-001 are arranged alphabetically in one series.

Wills in accession 2011-102 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 1921-1936 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.

Accession 2014-007, Record books, 1852-1975, and Accession 2011-102, Wills, 1907-2009, 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 -- Montville

Places:

Montville (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-4, 6-7, 1852-1919; probate files, 1850-1915; 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 1922-001 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 14, 1922 (1850-1922); December 4, 1930 (1906-1930); June 2, 1936 (1911-1936); October 26, 1936 (1911-1936). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The wills in accession 2011-102 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 19, 2011.

The record books in accession 2014-007 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 22, 2013.

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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 1922-001 are represented in this index.

Wills: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the wills in accession 2011-102.

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Container List

Record books, 1852-1975, Accessison: 2014-007, 9 cubic feet (17 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1852-1864 1
Records, 1864-1881 2
Records, 1881-1896 3
Records, 1895-1901 4
Records, 1889-1912 5
Records, 1905-1911 6
Records, 1911-1919 7
Records, 1920-1921 8
Records, 1925-1930 9
Records, 1930-1938 10
Records, 1938-1946 11
Records, 1947-1955 12
Records, 1955-1862 13
Records, 1962-1867 14
Records, 1967-1969 15
Records, 1970-1973 16
Records, 1973-1975 17
Probate files, 1850-1936, Accession: 1922-001, 4.5 cubic feet
Drawer
Achinson - Carlton 1
Carter - Freiberg 2
French - Miller 3
Milliard - Schultz 4
Schwartz - Zilko; Miscellaneous 5
Inventory Control Book, 1850-1936, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1922-001
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest
Wills, 1907-2009, Accession: 2011-102, 2 cubic feet
Box
A-M 1
N-Z 2