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Worcester County, Massachusetts

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Worcester County is the middle of Massachusetts.
The county seat is the city of Worcester.    Worcester County is bounded on the south by Tolland and Windham Counties CT and Providence County, RI; on the west by Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties MA; on the north by Cheshire Co NH; on the east by Middlesex and Norfolk Counties MA.

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Worcester County Towns

Town Information

Contact Info for Town Clerks, Libraries, Historical Societies, etc.

Town Selection Page

Vital Records/Documents Information

How and where to obtain copies of Massachusetts Vital Records - Here or Here

What types of Vital Records are available?

>Worcester County Registry of Deeds, 2 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 798-7713

Worcester County Probate Court,2 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
phone 508-770-0825 - You need the docket # and name(s) - Requests by letter - Copies are $.50/page - 1984 to present the names and docket #s are on computer and can be obtained by phone - all other dates must be looked up in person - once you have this info be advised that 1731 to 1881 records are off site and will take longer to obtain copies - call for current info.>

Worcester County Wills- use the index (free) to find the case and book #s, then go get the will yourself. If you want Sampubco to send a copy of the will to you, there is a fee.

Worcester County Registry of Deeds - Registered Land - 508-798-7721 and Copy Room - 508-798-7737

Worcester County County Courthouse (South), 2 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1184

Worcester County Courthouse (North)
Fitchburg Courthouse/ Registry of Deeds
84-100 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA 01420

Worcester County Archives

County, State, Regional Societies and Museums

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609    (508) 755-5221
Research and Publication Department

Boston To Providence Genealogical Society, 261 South Street, Wrentham MA 02093

Fruitlands Museum,

Preservation Worcester - preserving the City of Worcester's Historic Properties

Willard Clock Museum

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Western Mass Genealogical Society

A list of Massachusetts historical societies *note this is NOT a complete listing!!!


Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01603    (508) 799-1655
Worcester Library has a most of the VR books, many family histories, genealogies, NEHGS Registers, and much more. Through this link to the library you can search the card catalog on line. Once in the catalog you can switch to other libraries in the system (CW-Mars) that are also in Worcester County.

Robert H. Goddard Library

Holy Cross College Library

Worcester County Libraries - Library info for all MA towns

Clark University Archives and Special Collections

Tufts University Digital Library

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Archives and Special Collections

Central Massachusetts Regional Library System

DAR Library search


Massachusetts,6th Infantry
Company B
Company D
Company K
Company M

15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - UPDATED !! - full roster, with a lot of genealogy and photos.

53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which was mostly a Worcester County regiment

51th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Sons of the American Revolution

Sons of Spanish American War Veterans - Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168 "New England Camp"

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Journal Contents (1861-1865) - type in -Union and Confederate Navies- and check the books and journals button

Civil War Naval Officers

Grafton Soldiers

Boylston Civil War Roster


Worcester County Look-ups


If you would like to donate Worcester County data to the Archives, please contact the Worcester County coordinator - Betty Thomas - bettyt@lycos.com

If you have data for other areas of the United States, please contact the USGenWeb Archives coordinator. Worcester County Archives

Massachusetts GenWeb State Archives - Table of Contents.

US GenWeb Archives

Archives and Manuscript Repositories in MA

Massachusetts State Archives

query butto SUBMIT and/or VIEW a Worcester County related
genealogical query.

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Other Resources

genweb logo This page is part of theUSGenWeb Project. Modeled after the Kentucky GenWeb Project which was organized by a group of genealogists in March and April 1996, the idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In June 1996, it was decided to expand the project to include all states. It has now expanded to include many countries throughtout the world.

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Worcester County - June 1998
Palmer Award for the Northeast Region.