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Enfield Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_049

Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-24, 1831-1922, one unnumbered bond book, 1881-1899, and volume 74, bonds, 1962-1971. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 24. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1831-1898. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Inventory control book, 1831-1898 (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.


  • Creation: 1831-1971, bulk 1831-1922

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.

Accession 2011-052, Record books, 1831-1922 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.

Historical Note

Enfield, Hartford County, Town established in 1683, Parent Town: Part of Massachusetts until May 1749

The Enfield Probate District was constituted May 26, 1831 from the East Windsor Probate District. The Enfield Probate District merged with the Stafford Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the North Central Connecticut Probate District which serves the municipalities of Enfield, Somers, Stafford, and Union.

Town of Enfield, Probate District chronology:

1683 - May 1749, Hampshire County Massachusetts Jurisdiction

May 1749 - May 1782, Hartford District

May 1782 - May 25, 1831, East Windsor District

May 26, 1831 - January 4, 2011, Enfield District

January 5, 2011 - Present, North Central Connecticut District

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


26.75 cubic feet


Record books, 1831-1922, 1962-1971; Probate files, 1831-1898.


Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 24. There is also one unnumbered bond volume and volume 74, which is also bonds.

Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.

Other Finding Aid

Record Books: Index cards for the record books have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance.

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 1945-005 are represented in this index.


The probate files in accession 1945-005 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): February 26, 1945 (1831-1898).

The record books in accession 2011-052 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 22, 2010.

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-15, 17-21, 1831-1916; probate files 1831-1915; 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.

RG 004:049, Enfield Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository