We have updated our Essex County, Massachusetts Probate Record database to include records dating between 1840-1881. With the addition of these years, the collection now contains 58,037 cases filed between 1638 and 1881. The cases range in length from one to over 1,200 pages, with a total of more than 950,000 individual file papers. This database was created from digital images and an index contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. The probate cases include wills, guardianships, administrations, and various other types of probate records.
Other Massachusetts probate records databases include Middlesex County, MA: Index to Probate Records, 1648-1909; Barnstable, MA: Probate Records 1685–1789; and Worcester County, MA: Index to Probate Records, 1731-1881.
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Search the Essex Count, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.