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  • Barnstable County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the original Playmouth Colony.
    Established:  02-Jun-1685
    County Seat:  Barnstable, Massachusetts

    County history - Barnstable County is named in honor of the town of Barnstable, which was named for a town of the same name in England.

    Barnstable Courthouse
    GHLL Barnstable County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Barnstable County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Barnstable County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Barnstable County Societies / multiple listings, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Eastham Historical Society / Eastham, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Falmouth Genealogical Society / Falmouth, MA)
          West Barnstable Historical Society
          P.O. Box 3
          West Barnstable, MA 0266
          Telephone: 508-362-3332

    8. US/MAGenWeb site - Barnstable County Archives
    9. US/MAGenWeb - Barnstable County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cape Cod Bay (north), Gulf of Maine (northeast), Atlantic Ocean (east),
             Atlantic Ocean (southeast), Nantucket Sound (south), Buzzards Bay
             (southwest), Cape Cod Canal (west), Plymouth County (northwest).

        Barnstable County - History and Information (My Massachusetts Genealogy)

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) - Sorted By Head of Household

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Berkshire County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Hampshire County.
    Established:  28-May-1760
    County Seat:  Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    County history - Berkshire County is named in honor of the English county of Berkshire. Berkshire County is one of seven that exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 2000.

    Berkshire Courthouse
    GHLL Berkshire County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Berkshire County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Berkshire County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berkshire County Historical Society & Museum / Pittsfield, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sheffield Historical Society / Sheffield, MA)
    7. US/MAGenWeb site - Berkshire County Archives
    8. US/MAGenWeb - Berkshire County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bennington County, Vermont (north), Franklin County (northeast),
             Hampshire County (east), Hampden County (southeast), Litchfield County,
                Connecticut
    (south), Dutchess County, New York (southwest), Columbia
             County, New York (west), Rensselaer County, New York (northwest).

        1895 Atlas - Berkshire County

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Birkshire County, Adams Twp (Text: 7 files)

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Bristol County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 07, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Plymouth County.
    Established:  02-Jun-1685
    County Seat:  Tauton, Massachusetts

    County history - Bristol County is named in honor of the town of Bristol, Rhode Island.

    Bristol Courthouse
    GHLL Bristol County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Bristol County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bristol County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (American-Portuguese Genealogical Society of America / Taunton, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bourne Historical Society / Borne, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bourne Historical Society (Facebook) / Borne, MA)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Easton Historical Society / Easton, MA)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Bedford Historical Society / New Bedford, MA)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Norton Historical Society / Norton, MA)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Colony Historical Society / Taunton, MA)
    12. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Dartmouth Historical Society & Museum / New Bedford, MA)
    13. US/MAGenWeb site - Bristol County Archives
    14. US/MAGenWeb - Bristol County Genealogy & History
    15. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Bristol County (Local Records)  |  Taunton (County Seat Records).
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Norfolk County (north), Plymouth County (east), Newport County, Rhode
                Island
    (southwest), Bristol County, Rhode Island (west), Providence County,
                Rhode Island
    (northwest).

        Bristol County - 1895 Atlas
        Bristol County - Easton Twp. Vital Records Transcription
        Bristol County - Rehoboth Twp. Vital Records 1642-1896

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Bristol County, Massachusetts.
    Census Information Bristol County):
  • 1790 Census
  • 1800 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
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  • Dukes County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 7, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of From Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands, which had been part of Dukes County, New York until Massachusetts gained it in 1691.
    Established:  22-Jun-1895
    County Seat:  Edgartown, Massachusetts

    County history - Dukes County is named in honor of Dukes County, New York until 1691, the land at one time was literally the possession of the Duke of York.

    Dukes Courthouse
    GHLL Dukes County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dukes County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Martha's Vineyard Historical Society & Museum / Edgartown, MA)
         Dukes County Historical Society
         Cooke and School Streets
         Edgartown, MA

    6. US/MAGenWeb - Dukes County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/MAGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    8. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Barnstable County (Northeast), Plymouth County (North), Bristol County
             (Northwest), Nantucket County (East).

        1907 Directory of Chilmark and Gay Head - Dukes County, Massachusetts.
        Dukes County - Countywide Sources.
        Genealogy History Trails - Dukes County, Massachusetts.

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           Portugese Genealogy Project of Martha's Vineyard - dedicated to the history and genealogy of the Portuguese
                 families of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., including immigrants from the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands, and the Madeira
                 Islands who settled on Martha's Vineyard.
    Census Information Dukes County):
  • 1790 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Dukes county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Essex County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. [an original county] in 1628
    Established:  10-May-1643
    County Seat:  Salem, Massachusetts

    County history - Essex County is named in honor of the English county of Essex. Famous as the area that Elbridge Thomas Gerry, districted into a salamander-like shape in 1812, that gave rise to the, then slang word, gerrymandering.

    Essex Courthouse
    GHLL Essex County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Essex County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Andover Historical Society / Andover, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Beverly Historical Society and Musuem / Beverly, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Danvers Historical Society / Danvers, MA)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Essex Society of Genealogists / Lynnfield, MA)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Peabody Historical Society and Museum / Peabody, MA)
    10. US/MAGenWeb - Essex County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    11. US/MAGenWeb site - Essex County Archives
    12. US/MAGenWeb - Essex County Genealogy & History
    13. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
                Rockingham County, New Hampshire (north), Suffolk County (south),
                Middlesex County (west).

        Essex Township - USGenWeb web site
        Hamilton Township - History, Data, Resources
        Haverhill Township - History, Data, Resources
        Lawrence Township - USGenWeb web site

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        Methuen Township - Genealogy & History; Chartered in December, 1725 from Haverhill
        Middleton Township - Genealogy & History; Settled 1659 and Incorporated June 20, 1728.
        My Massachusetts Genealogy - Essex County History and Information
        Swampscott Township - USGenWeb web site
        Topsfield Township - History, Data, Resources

    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Essex County (Index: 5 pages / Text: 20 pages [listed townships]).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Franklin County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Hampshire County.
    Established:  24-Jun-1811
    County Seat:  Greenfield, Massachusetts

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of For Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790), early American scientist, diplomat, and politician. Like most Massachusetts counties, Franklin County exists today only as a geographic region, and has no county government. The Franklin County Commission voted itself out of existence, and all former state-mandated county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1997.

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Museum of New England History and Art / Deerfield, MA)
    6. US/MAGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/MAGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Windham County, Vermont (north), Cheshire County, New Hampshire
             (northeast), Worcester County (east), Hampshire County (south),
             Berkshire County (west).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Hampden County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Hampshire County).
    Established:  25-Feb-1812
    County Seat:  Springfield, Massachusetts

    County history - Hampden County is possibly named honoring John Hampden (1595 1643), the famous 17th century English parliamentarian. Government abolished 1999. Like a number of Massachusetts counties, Hampshire County exists today only as a historical geographic region and a judicial district and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999.

    Hampden Courthouse
    GHLL Hampden County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hampden County AHGP and/or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hampden County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chester Historical Society / Chester, MA)
    6. US/MAGenWeb site - Hampden County Archives
    7. US/MAGenWeb - Hampden County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hampshire County (north), Worcester County (east), Tolland County,
                Connecticut
    (southeast), Hartford County, Connecticut (south), Litchfield
                County, Connecticut
    (southwest), Berkshire County (west).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Hampshire County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 24 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory in the western part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Middlesex County). Government abolished 1999.
    Established:  07-May-1662
    County Seat:  Northampton, Massachusetts

    County history - Hampshire County is named for the English county of Hampshire. Like a number of Massachusetts counties, Hampshire County exists today only as a historical geographic region and a judicial district and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999.

    Hampshire Courthouse
    GHLL Hampshire County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hampshire County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Hampshire County Historical Society
          P. O. Box 205
          Holyoke, MA 01041

    5. US/MAGenWeb site - Hampshire County Archives
    6. US/MAGenWeb - Hampshire County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Franklin County (north), Worcester County (east), Hampden County
             (south), Berkshire County (west).

        Ware township - index to birth and death records for 1735-1829.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Middlesex County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Massachusetts Bay Colony lands [an Original County].
    Established:  10-May-1643
    County Seat:  Cambridge, Massachusetts

    County history - Middlesex County is named in honor of Middlesex County, England.

    Middlesex Courthouse
    GHLL Middlesex County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Middlesex County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Framingham Historical Society / Framingham, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Greater Lowell Genealogy Club / Lowell, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (New England Historic Genealogical Society / Boston, MA)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Stoneham Historical Society / Stoneham, MA)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shirley Historical Society & Museum / Shirley, MA)
    10. US/MAGenWeb site - Middlesex County Archives
    11. US/MAGenWeb - Middlesex County Genealogy & History
    12. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (north), Essex County (northeast),
             Suffolk County (southeast), Norfolk County (south), Worcester County
             (west).

        Beside Old Hearth-Stones - A Middlesex county history.
        Natick Township - Town of Natick, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1874 -
             1913 Vital Records.
        Wesleyan University - Class of 1865 (Middletown Twp.)

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (T) - All towns and districts of the day (ED 544).
        1870 Census (T) - Woburn Townshp.
        1880 Census (T) - All towns and districts of the day ED 385, 422-485 (partial).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Nantucket County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 29, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the island's original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Indians, who lived undisturbed until 1641 when the island was deeded by the English (the authorities in control of all land from the coast of Maine
    to New York) to Thomas Mayhew and his son, merchants of Watertown and Martha's Vineyard.
    Established:  22-Jun-1695
    County Seat:  Nantucket, Massachusetts

    County history - Nantucket County derives it's name from Nantucket Island which had been part of Dukes County, New York until Massachusetts gained it in 1691. Nantucket takes its name from a word in an Eastern Algonquian language of southern New England, originally spelled variously as natocke, nantaticut, nantican, and nautican. The meaning of the term is uncertain, though it may have meant "in the midst of waters," or "far away island."

    Nantucket Courthouse
    GHLL Nantucket County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Nantucket County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Nantuckett Historical Association & Museum / Nantuckett, MA)
    6. US/MAGenWeb - Nantucket County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/MAGenWeb - Nantucket County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod,
             Massachusetts, in the United States, there are no immediately adjacent
             counties.

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Norfolk County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Suffolk County.
    Established:  26-Mar-1793
    County Seat:  Dedham, Massachusetts

    County history - Norfolk County is named in honor of the English county of Norfolk.

    Norfolk Courthouse
    GHLL Norfolk County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Norfolk County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Braintree Historical Society / Braintree, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Canton Historical Society / Canton, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dedham Historical Society / Dedham, MA)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Foxborough Historical Society / Foxborough, MA)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Medway Historical Society / Medway, MA)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Needham Historical Society / Needham, MA)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Weymouth Historical Society & Museum / Weymouth, MA)
    12. US/MAGenWeb site - Norfolk County Archives
    13. US/MAGenWeb - Norfolk County Genealogy & History
    14. Vital Records - Norfolk Probate & Family Court, 16 Broad St., Nantucket, MA 02554-3500.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Middlesex County (northwest), Suffolk County (north), Plymouth County
             (southeast), Bristol County (south), Providence County, Rhode Island
             (southwest), Worcester County (west).

        1895 Atlas - Norfolk County.
        Braintree, Massachusetts - Vital Records 1640-1793.
        Foxborough - History

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Plymouth County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Mon, Nov 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Massachusetts Bay Colony [New Plymouth Colony] later name shortened to Plymouth, 21-Dec-1620.
    Established:  02-Jun-1685
    County Seat:  Plymouth, Massachusetts

    County history - Plymouth County is named in honor of Plymouth England because of its unique combination of sea, moors, rivers and lush countryside,

    Plymouth Courthouse
    GHLL Plymouth County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Plymouth County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brockton Historical Society / Brockton, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hanson Historical Society / Hanson, MA)
    7. US/MAGenWeb site - Plymouth County Archives
    8. US/MAGenWeb - Plymouth County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Norfolk County (north), Cape Cod Bay (west), Buzzards Bay (south),
             Barnstable County (southeast), Bristol County (west).

        Abington Township - History of Abington, Plymouth County, MA 1867
        Brockton City Township - a site devoted to the rich history and genealogy of
             the citizens of Brockton, Massachusetts.

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        Carver Township - History
        Plymouth - 'Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth', (a book transcription; includes genealogical records)
        Plymouth County - Town of East Bridgewater, Includes Villages of Eastville, Elmwood (formerly Joppa)
             and Northville.
        Plymouth County - Town of Halifax, Including the Villages of Halifax Beach and South Halifax.
        Plymouth County - Town of Hull, Including the Villages of Allerton, Bayside, Kenberma, Nantasket Beach,
             Pemberton, Stony Beach, Straits Pond, Waveland and Windemere.
        Plymouth County - Town of Kingston, Including the Villages of Rocky Nook and Silver Lake.
        Plymouth County - Town of Pembroke, Including the Villages of Brimstone Corner, Bryantville, East Pembroke,
             Mayflower Grove, North Pembroke, Oakland Square and Schoosett.
        Plymouth County - Town of Plympton, Including the Villages of Harrubs Corner, North Plympton, Plympton Green,
             Prospect Hill and Winetuxet
        Plymouth County - Town of Rockland, also the site for the parent town of Abington.
        Plymouth County - Town of Scituate, Including the Villages of Clapps Corner, Egypt, Greenbush, Humarock,
             Manson Corner, Minot, Mungo Corner, North Scituate, Rivermoor, Sand Hills, Scituate Center, Scituate Station,
             Sherman Corner and Shore Acres and the page for the daughter town of Hanover.
        Plymouth County - Town of West Bridgewater, Including the Villages of Brooks Place, Cochesett, Elm Square,
             Manleys Corner, Matfield, West Meadow and Westdale, also the site for the parent town of Bridgewater.
        Plymouth County - Town of Whitman, Including the Villages of Auburnville, Locust Hill and Rye Hill, also the site for
             the parent town of Abington.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Suffolk County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 13, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American territorial lands
    Established:  10-May-1643
    County Seat:  Boston, Massachusetts

    County history - Suffolk County is named in honor of Suffolk County, England. Suffolk County exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999.

    Suffolk Courthouse

    Capitol history - Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere set the keystone for the State House on July 4, 1795. The site was rural meadow on top of a steep hill, which until just recently had been John Hancock's meadow. The ever industrious Revere would later be commissioned to top the wooden dome with rolled copper in 1802, which later was gilded in 1874.
             Before the current State House was completed in 1798, Massachusetts's government sat in the Old State House on Court Street. In his design for the building, architect Charles Bulfinch was inspired by two London buildings: William Chambers's Somerset House,[3] and James Wyatt's Pantheon.

    Massachusetts State Capitol

    GHLL Suffolk County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Suffolk County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Suffolk County, MA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Bostonian Society and Museum / Boston, MA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brighton Allston Historical Society / Brighton, MA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chinese Historical Society of New England / Boston, MA)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dorchester Historical Society / Dorchester, MA)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Freedom Trail Foundation / Boston, MA)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jamaica Plain Historical Society / Jamaica Plain, MA)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Roslindale Historical Society / Roslindale, MA)
    12. Society/Museum/Assn - (South End Historical Society / Boston, MA)
    13. Society/Museum/Assn - (Stoneham Historical Society / Stoneham, MA)
    14. US/MAGenWeb site - Suffolk County Archives
    15. US/MAGenWeb - Suffolk County Genealogy & History
    16. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Essex County (north), Massachusetts Bay (east), Norfolk County (south),
             Middlesex County (west).

        1895 Atlas - Suffolk County
        Archdiocese of Boston - History and Genealogical records.
        Boston Jewish Advocate - Obituary Database.
        Emersonian - 1909 Yearbook Emerson College of Oratory, Boston.
        Holy Trinity Church - founded in 1844, as a "National Church".

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Worcester County, Massachusetts —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Playmouth, Hampshire, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties, 02-Jun-1685.
    Established:  05-Apr-1731
    County Seat:  Worcester, Massachusetts

    County history - Worcester County is named in honor of the historic city of Worcester, England.

    Worcester Courthouse
    GHLL Worcester County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Worcester County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Worcester County, Ma Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Upton Historical Society / Upton, MA)
    6. US/MaGenWeb site - Worcester County Archives
    7. US/MaGenWeb - Worcester County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records -   Click Here.
               Birth Certificates are on file in the town you were born, and the town your parents lived at your birth, if different.
               Marriage Certificates are on file in the town where you filed your intentions, not the town where you were married.
               Death Certificates are on file in the town the person was living in at the time of death, and also the town of death,
               if different.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cheshire County, New Hampshire (north), Hillsborough County,
                New Hampshire
    (north/northeast), Middlesex County (east/northeast),
             Norfolk County (east/southeast), Providence County, Rhode Island
             (south/southeast), Windham County, Connecticut (south), Tolland County,
                Connecticut
    (south/southwest), Hampden County (west/southwest),
             Hampshire County (west), Franklin County (west/ northwest).

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        Spencer Township - Settled in 1717 by Nathaniel Wood, Spencer was incorporated as a town in 1753. It has been
             established as a district from a part of Leicester. Its name was assigned by Lieutenant Governor Spencer Phipps
             who had signed the order establishing the district.
        Worcester city - History

    Census Information:
        Worchester County - 1910 Census ED 1769

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.



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