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RG 004:013, Bozrah Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2010 by the Connecticut State Library
Bozrah, New London County, Town established in May 1786, Parent Town: Norwich
The Bozrah Probate District was constituted June 3, 1843, from the Norwich Probate District. The Bozrah Probate District merged with the Griswold and Norwich Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create an enlarged Norwich Probate District which serves the municipalities of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.
Town of Bozrah, Probate District chronology:
May 1786 - June 2, 1843, Norwich District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
Probate record books, None. Record books are at the Norwich Probate Court.
Probate files, circa 1843-1976. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.
Inventory control book, 1843-1930 (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.
Probate files are arranged by accession. Each accession is arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
Probate files from 1921-1976 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 2011-076 is stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Bozrah
Record books, volume 2-3, 1843-1931; probate files 1843-1915; 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.
The probate files in accession 1912-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 31, 1912 (1833-1910)and May 27, 1931 (1879-1930). They were interfiled intoone alphabetic sequence.
The probate files in accession 2011-076 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 28, 2010.
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 1912-002 are represented in this index.
Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-076.