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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Worcester County'' [[Image:Ma-worcester.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Worcester County]]  
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{{Massachusetts-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Worcester County'' [[Image:Ma-worcester.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
  
*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.  
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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_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.
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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  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 5 April 1731 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]], [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]] and [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] counties <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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 5 April 1731 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]], [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]] and [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]] counties <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Worcester, Fitchburg, Uxbridge, Mendon, Sturbridge, Milford, Uxbridge, [[Worcester_County,_Massachusetts_Populated_Places|more...]]
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Worcester, Fitchburg, Uxbridge, Mendon, Sturbridge, Milford, Uxbridge, [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Populated Places|more...]]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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===== State Census  =====
 
===== State Census  =====
  
'''''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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'''''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.  
  
'''''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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'''''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.  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Worcester_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Worcester_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 04:38, 28 August 2010

Template:Massachusetts-stubUnited States > Massachusetts > Worcester County
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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

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

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].