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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Facts

Middlesex County

When was Middlesex County, MA Created?
Middlesex County was founded on May 10, 1643 as one of four original counties created in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The county was named for the English county of Middlesex.

What is the County Seat of Middlesex County, MA?
The County Seat is located in CambridgeLowell and the county government was abolished on July 11, 1997

What counties are adjacent to Middlesex County, MA?
Bordering Counties are Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (north), Essex County (northeast), Suffolk County (southeast), Norfolk County (south), Worcester County (west).

What cities and towns are in Middlesex County, MA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Auburndale, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, East Pepperell, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, Newton Centre, Newton Highland, Newtonville, North Billerica, North Chelmsford, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Waban, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, West Newton, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn.


Middlesex County, MA Vital Records

Where can find Middlesex County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Middlesex County vital records can be found at the Massachusetts Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Massachusetts for current fees and application process. Vital Records have been registered in Massachusetts since 1635. Statewide collection began in 1841. There is a fee for each copy requested. Records for events that occurred from 1841-1910 are available at the State Archives.

Middlesex County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records). Clerks respond to inquiries regarding vital records, since most have indexes available.

You can search online for Middlesex County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Massachusetts Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Middlesex County, MA Census Records

What Middlesex County, MA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Middlesex County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Middlesex Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Middlesex Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Middlesex Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890.

Massachusetts state censuses exist for the years 1855 and 1865. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Massachusetts Census Records Research Guide


Middlesex County, MA Courthouse and Government Records


Middlesex County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Middlesex County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Middlesex County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. For Town Records contact the Town Clerk (Helpful Telephone Listings for your City/Town Hall). See Also Massachusetts Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Middlesex County, MA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Middlesex County, MA?
A list of Middlesex County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Massachusetts Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Middlesex County, MA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Middlesex County, MA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Middlesex County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a cost. This is just a collection which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Middlesex Co. MA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Middlesex Co. MA Cemeteries & Church Records

Middlesex Co. MA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Middlesex Co. MA Immigration & Naturalization

Middlesex Co. MA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Middlesex Co. MA Military Records

Middlesex Co. MA Schools & Directories

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