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Revision as of 20:01, 10 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Norfolk County

Not to be confused with the previous Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts created an original county in 1643; discontinued 1680.[1]
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Online Records
Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Map
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Norfolk County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Facts
Founded March 26, 1793
County Seat Dedham
Courthouse
Address Norfolk County Courthouse
650 High Street
Dedham, Ma 02026-1855
Phone: 781-461-6105
Norfolk County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has divorce and probate records;
Clerk Courts has court records from 1928; register
of deeds has land records.[2]

Towns Organized Before 1800
Bellingham 1719,
Braintree 1640,
Brookline 1705,
Canton 1797,
Cohasset 1770,
Dedham 1636,
Dover 1784,
Franklin 1778,
Medfield 1650,
Milton 1662,
Needham 1711,
Quincy 1792,
 Randolph 1793,
Sharon 1765,
Walpole 1724,
Weymouth 1635,
Wrentham 1673

History

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Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Cities:  Braintree | Franklin | Quincy | Weymouth

Towns

Ceded Towns:  Dorchester | Hyde Park | Roxbury | West Roxbury[4]

Neighboring Counties

Bristol | Middlesex | Suffolk | Plymouth | Worcester | Providence County, Rhode Island

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Norfolk County, Massachusetts census records online, see: Massachusetts Census.

State Census

1855 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

1865 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Boston newspapers and The Lowell Sun (1878-1977) covering local news that included residents from Norfolk County communities.

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 330. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists, 181.
  4. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 225-26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.