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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Middlesex County'' [[Image:Ma-middlesex.png|thumb|right|500px|showing location of Middlesex County]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Middlesex County'' [[Image:Ma-middlesex.png|thumb|right|500px]]  
  
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse] ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
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*[http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml]
 
*In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]], [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] and [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] were abolished.  
 
*In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]], [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] and [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] were abolished.  
 
*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.  
 
*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.  
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*[[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol]], [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]], [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]], [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]], [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] and [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] county governments remain substantially unchanged.
 
*[[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol]], [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]], [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]], [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]], [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] and [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] county governments remain substantially unchanged.
  
== History ==
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== Quick Facts ==
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{{Wikipedia|Middlesex County, Massachusetts}}
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The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires". Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, and Reading.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''10 May 1643:''' Created from the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''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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'''10 May 1643:''' Created from the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] lands. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''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  ====
  
'''5 April 1731:''' [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] County was set off. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''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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'''5 April 1731:''' [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] County was set off.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Middlesex County, Massachusetts}}
 
 
Cambridge, Lowell, Watertown, Woburn, Billerica, Concord, Lexington, [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Populated Places|more ...]]
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex ]]| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk ]]| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk ]]| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| [[Hillsborough County, New Hampshire|Hillsborough County]], New Hampshire
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Refer to the cities and towns above for the cemeteries. There are no "rural" cemeteries in Massachusetts.
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Refer to the cities and towns above for the cemeteries. There are no "rural" cemeteries in Massachusetts.  
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
*1790  
 
*1790  
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*1930
 
*1930
  
===== State Census  =====
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==== State Census  ====
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'''''1855 Massachusetts State Census—'''''A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459985 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.
  
'''''1855 Massachusetts State Census—'''''A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459985 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.
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'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1410399 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] 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.  
  
'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1410399 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] 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.
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Church History and Records<br> ====
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Refer to Cities and Towns for the church history and records. There are no "rural" churches in Massachusetts.
  
Refer to Cities and Towns for the church history and records. There are no "rural" churches in Massachusetts.
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=== Court  ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Land ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Military ===
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_thoslawrence.php Papers Relating to Captain Thomas Lawrence's company: Raised in Groton, Massachusetts, During the French and Indian War, 1758, Remarks Made Before the Massachusetts Historical Society, May 8, 1890] by Samuel Abbott Green (Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son, 1890) (digitized book)  
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_thoslawrence.php Papers Relating to Captain Thomas Lawrence's company: Raised in Groton, Massachusetts, During the French and Indian War, 1758, Remarks Made Before the Massachusetts Historical Society, May 8, 1890] by Samuel Abbott Green (Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son, 1890) (digitized book)
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_woburnmass.php Woburn Men in the Indian and Other Wars Previous to the Year 1754] by Arthur G. Loring and William R. Cutter (Boston, Mass.: David Clapp &amp; Son, 1897) (digitized book)
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_woburnmass.php Woburn Men in the Indian and Other Wars Previous to the Year 1754] by Arthur G. Loring and William R. Cutter (Boston, Mass.: David Clapp & Son, 1897) (digitized book)
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.calcentral.com/~ourgenealogy/mamiddle.html The Middlesex County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.calcentral.com/~ourgenealogy/mamiddle.html The Middlesex County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Middlesex The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Middlesex County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Middlesex The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Middlesex County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Middlesex The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Middlesex County (backup site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Middlesex The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Middlesex County (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184215&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Middlesex&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Middlesex County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184215 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Middlesex County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}}
  
 
[[Category:Middlesex_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Middlesex_County,_Massachusetts]]

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County Courthouse

  • http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml
  • In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished.
  • Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
  • Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
  • The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires". Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, and Reading.

Parent County

10 May 1643: Created from the Massachusetts Bay Colony lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

5 April 1731: Worcester County was set off.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Resources

Cemeteries

Refer to the cities and towns above for the cemeteries. There are no "rural" cemeteries in Massachusetts.

Census

  • 1790
  • 1800
  • 1810
  • 1820
  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850
  • 1855 - please refers to cities and towns, too
  • 1860
  • 1865 - please refers to cities and towns, too
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

State Census

1855 Massachusetts State Census—A free Internet 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 Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. 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 History and Records

Refer to Cities and Towns for the church history and records. There are no "rural" churches in Massachusetts.

Court

Gazetteers

Land

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

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