Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1639-1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700. Vol. I. n.p., 1906.
The district of Hartford, located in central Connecticut, was home to thousands of colonists in the seventeenth century. This database is a collection of probate records from the district between 1635 and 1700. Each probate record contains the filing individual's name, date of probate, and location of filing. Entries often reveal the person's close family relations such as spouse, heirs, and siblings, along with the names of witnesses. Additionally, marriage, burial, and death dates are provided when relevant to the document. Page numbers refer to the original probate book kept by the district. With nearly 1000 entries and about 5000 names, this collection can be a valuable source of detailed information for those seeking ancestors from colonial Connecticut.