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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_County,_Massachusetts|Middlesex]], [[Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts|Berkshire]], [[Essex_County,_Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Hampden_County,_Massachusetts|Hampden]] and [[Worcester_County,_Massachusetts|Worcester]] were abolished.  
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*In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]], [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] and [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|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  ==

Revision as of 06:46, 24 December 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Middlesex County
showing location of Middlesex 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

Cambridge, Lowell, Watertown, Woburn, Billerica, Concord, Lexington, more ...

Neighboring Counties

Essex | Norfolk | Suffolk | Worcester | Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).