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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
  
*In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished.  
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*In 1997, the county governments of [[Middlesex_County,_Massachusetts|Middlesex]], [[Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts|Berkshire]], [[Essex_County,_Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Hampden_County,_Massachusetts|Hampden]] and Worcester were abolished.  
 
*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.  
 
*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.  
 
*Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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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.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 06:57, 24 December 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Worcester County
showing location of Worcester County

County Courthouse

  • 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.

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Worcester, Fitchburg, Uxbridge, Mendon, Sturbridge, Milford, Uxbridge, more...

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Norfolk | Connecticut counties: Tolland | Windham | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Hillsborough | Providence County, Rhode Island

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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