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Eastford Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_039

Scope and Content

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

Probate files, 1849-1912. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1849-1912 (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: 1849-1912

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

Eastford, Windham County, Town established in May 1847, Parent Town: Ashford

The Eastford Probate District was constituted June 21, 1849, from the Ashford Probate District. The Town of Eastford section of the Eastford Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Ashford, Brooklyn, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, and Woodstock Probate Districts to create the Northeast Probate District. The Northeast Probate District serves the municipalities of Ashford, Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, and Woodstock.

Town of Eastford, Probate District chronology:

May 1847 - June 20, 1849, Ashford District

June 21, 1849 - January 4, 2011, Eastford District

January 5, 2011 - Present, Northeast District

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


2.5 cubic feet


Record books, none; Probate files, 1849-1912.


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. 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 1914-004 are represented in this index.


The probate files in accession 1914-004 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): July 1, 1914 (1849-1912).

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-4, 6-8, 1849-1923 (volume 5 was missing at the time of filming October 1983); probate files, 1849-1912; 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 004:039, Eastford 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