Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- 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.
- Created 5 April 1731 from Hampshire, Middlesex and Suffolk counties
Places / Localities
- Cities: Fitchburg . Gardner . Leominster . Southbridge . Worcester
- Towns: Ashburnham . Athol . Auburn . Barre . Berlin . Blackstone . Bolton . Boylston . Brookfield . Charlton . Clinton . Douglas . Dudley . East Brookfield . Grafton . Hardwick . Harvard . Holden . Hopedale . Hubbardston . Lancaster . Leicester . Lunenburg . Mendon . Milford . Millbury . Millville . New Braintree . North Brookfield . Northborough . Northbridge . Oakham . Oxford . Paxton . Petersham . Phillipston . Princeton . Royalston . Rutland . Shrewsbury . Southborough . Spencer . Sterling . Sturbridge . Sutton . Templeton . Upton . Uxbridge . Warren . Webster . West Boylston . West Brookfield . Westborough . Westminster . Winchendon
- Communities: Athol . Baldwinville . Barre . Clinton . Cordaville . East Brookfield . East Douglas . Fiskdale . Fort Devens . Hopedale . Lunenburg . Milford . North Brookfield . Northborough . Oxford . Rutland . South Ashburnham . South Lancaster . Spencer . Sturbridge . Upton-West Upton . Warren . Webster . West Brookfield . Westborough . Whitinsville . Winchendon
- Villages: Gilbertville . Ironstone . Linwood . North Uxbridge . Old Furnace . Wheelockville . Wheelwright
Societies and Libraries
- The Worcester County MAGenWeb Project, an member of The MAGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Worcester County
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for Worcester County