This database was created from digital images and an index contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. The collection contains the records of 45,383 Middlesex County probate cases filed between 1648 and 1871. The probate cases include wills, guardianships, administrations, and various other types of probate records. The cases range in length from one to over 1,500 pages, with a total of over 668,000 individual file papers. This database is freely accessible to the general public.
Other Massachusetts probate records databases include Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881; Barnstable, MA: Probate Records 1685–1789; and Worcester County, MA: Index to Probate Records, 1731-1881.
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Search the Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.