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Norfolk County Probate Records in Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Where can I locate the original file papers for probates from Braintree, Massachusetts in the early 1930's?


Answer: Braintree has been part of Norfolk County since 1793.  Unlike many records that have been transferred to the Massachusetts State Archives, the county of Norfolk retains their original Probate files.  These records can be consulted in person.  Although the county seat is in Dedham, Mass. (where the Registry of Deeds office is still located) the Probate office is in nearby Canton, Mass.  The address and contact information can be found online here:


Posted by David Lambert at 01/26/2011 10:59:58 PM | 

I have been going to the court very recently and they have changed their rules on digital cameras. They no longer allow them but do have two copiers available at .25 per page to make copies of the original files.

Steve Becker
Posted by: Steve Becker ( Email ) at 1/28/2011 11:25 AM

Thank you Steve - I have edited the initial blog post to correct the digital camera entry.
Posted by: ( Email ) at 1/28/2011 10:27 PM

I have been teaching a class and we are looking at this subject in the next week. I will be directing my student to look at your post for good information.
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