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East Hartford Probate Court records

Identifier: RG004_043

Scope and Content

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

Probate files, 1887-1946. There is no index for these files.


  • Creation: 1887-1946

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.

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. 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 1997-009, Probate files, 1887-1946 is 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

East Hartford, Hartford County, Town established in October 1783, Parent Town: Hartford

The East Hartford Probate District was constituted May 1887, from the Hartford Probate District. The East Hartford Probate District serves the municipality of East Hartford.

Town of East Hartford, Probate District chronology:

October 1783 - May 1797, East Windsor District

May 1797 - May 1887, Hartford District

May 1887 - Present, East Hartford District

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


50 cubic feet


Record books, none; Probate files, 1887-1946.


Probate files are arranged in first by date, 1887-1933 and 1934-1946. Within each of these date ranges they are arranged alphabetically.


The probate files in Accession 1997-009 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July16. 1996.

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 19, 1887-1919, 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 004:043, East Hartford 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