Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Suffolk County''' <br>
  
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[[Image:Adams Courthouse Boston.jpg|thumb|right]] [[Image:Ma-suffolk.png|right|370px]] [[Image:MA Suffolk Co towns map.png|thumb|right|370px|<center>Modern town borders in '''Suffolk County''', Massachusetts.</center>]]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
*County government was abolished in 1999 (Wikipedia)
 
*County government was abolished in 1999 (Wikipedia)
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 10 May 1643 from the [[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;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 10 May 1643 from the [[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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Set off [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] County 5 April 1731. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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*Set off [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] County 5 April 1731. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>  
*Set off [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] County 26 March 1793. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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*Set off [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] County 26 March 1793. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 22:04, 28 May 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Suffolk County

Adams Courthouse Boston.jpg
Ma-suffolk.png
Modern town borders in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Contents

County Courthouse

  • County government was abolished in 1999 (Wikipedia)

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

Boston | Chelsea | Revere | Winthrop

Villages

Neighboring Counties

Essex | Middlesex | Norfolk

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Suffolk 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

Court

Directories

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

For Suffolk County the library has 439 microfilms of probate records, dockets from 1636 to 1901, and an index to 1910. Indexes of the probate records of Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties have also been published. Each county has its own probate court.

A series of pre-1670 Suffolk County will abstracts, which originally appeared in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, have been reprinted in:

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].