State of Massachusetts
County & City Government Records

Massachusetts Court records cover a wide selection of genealogy subject areas that can aid you with your research, for example land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Due to the fact Massachusetts court records cover a wide range of subjects, they can help you in many various ways. For example, they might assist you to identify ancestors' residences, determine occupations, discover financial information, establish citizenship status, or make clear relationships between people. Everything will depend on on the kind of court records that your ancestors" names can be found in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Massachusetts County records can vary greatly from county to county in both quality and quantity. You can find several types of court records that are in all likelihood to have information and facts useful for your genealogical research.

Massachusetts is divided into 14 counties, with 39 cities and 312 towns. Massachusetts has abolished eight of its fourteen county government, leaving five counties with county-level local government which are Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk and Plymouth counties.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Massachusetts county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Massachusetts State Government is located in Boston. See also Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates. The date in is the year the government waas abolished.

State of Massachusetts County & City Government Links
County
Government
County Seat
Government
County
Government
County Seat
Government
Barnstable Barnstable Hampshire (1999) Northampton
Berkshire (2000) Pittsfield Middlesex (1997) CambridgeLowell
Bristol Taunton Nantucket (1999) Nantucket
Dukes Edgartown Norfolk Dedham
Essex (1999)
Salem & Lawrence Plymouth Plymouth & Brockton
Franklin (1997) Greenfield Suffolk (1999) Boston
Hampden (1998) Springfield Worcester (1998) Worcester
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