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Nantucket County was founded on June 22, 1695 from Dukes County. The county was named for the Town of Nantucket, itself derived from a Wamanoag word meaning "place of peace".
Cities and towns situated in Nantucket County are made up of Nantucket
Nantucket 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.
You can search online for Nantucket 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.
Nantucket County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Nantucket Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Nantucket Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Nantucket Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Nantucket County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist often overlook the great importance of Nantucket County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Hidden away in Massachusetts courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the aspirations and frustrations of many Massachusetts inhabitants. The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed document of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Nantucket County court records.
Even if your ancestors is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.
The following information and facts shows whatever birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and legal records will be in Nantucket County. The dates indicated below could be the first recognized records data for this particular county.
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Nantucket 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. Feel free to present your own preferred Nantucket County genealogy or family history associated sites.