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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.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:03, 13 March 2009

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

10 May 1643: Created from the Massachusetts Bay Colony lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

5 April 1731: Worcester County was set off. [1]

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

Refer to the cities and towns above for the cemeteries. There are no "rural" cemeteries in Massachusetts.

Census

  • 1790
  • 1800
  • 1810
  • 1820
  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850
  • 1855 - please refers to cities and towns, too
  • 1860
  • 1865 - please refers to cities and towns, too
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
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.

Church History and Records

Refer to Cities and Towns for the church history and records. There are no "rural" churches in Massachusetts.

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].