Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" valign="middle" | <center>Not to be confused with the previous [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts]] created an original county in 1643; discontinued 1680.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20.  Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a}}.</ref></center>
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Created 10 May 1643 from [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created '''26 Mar 1793''' from [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] County.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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*Recreated 26 Mar 1793 from [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] County after New York returned Norfolk County to Massachusetts, became part of Suffolk County at time of the return. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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Revision as of 12:25, 3 July 2012

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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Modern town borders in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

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Contents

County Courthouse

614 High Street
Dedham, MA 02027-0310

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

Braintree | Franklin | Quincy | Weymouth

Towns

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy 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

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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

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), 181, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.