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Milford Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_084

Scope and Content

Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1832-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.


  • 1832-1900

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.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

Milford, New Haven County, Town settled 1639, City incorporated January 1959

The Milford Probate District was constituted May 30, 1832, from the New Haven Probate District. The Milford Probate District merged with the Orange Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Milford - Orange Probate District which serves the municipalities of Milford and Orange.

City of Milford, Probate District chronology:

1639 - 1665, New Haven Colonial Jurisdiction

1664 - 1665, Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction (overlap of Hartford & New Haven authority)

1665 - May 29, 1832, New Haven County Court and District

May 30, 1832 - January 4, 2011, Milford District

January 5, 2011 - Present, Milford - Orange District

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


11 cubic feet


Record books, None; Probate files, 1832-1900.


Probate files in accession 1976-002 are arranged alphabetically.

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 1976-002 are represented in this index and are listed on white cards.


The probate files in accession 1976-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 20, 1976.

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5-6, 8, 10-11, 13-15, 17-18, 20-21, 23-24, 26-27. 1832-1916; probate files, 1832-1900 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 004:084, Milford 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