Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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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

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].