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RG 004:113, Portland Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library
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)
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
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.
Record books are numbered from 25 and 26.
Probate files in accession 2012-037 and wills in accession 2012-038 are arranged alphabetically.
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.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- East Hampton
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Portland
East Hampton (Conn.)
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.
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.