Norfolk County Probate File Papers Now Available

Today we’re announcing a new database, Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1877.  This database was created from digital images and index contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.  The collection contains the records of 20,904 Norfolk County probate cases filed between 1793 and 1877. The probate cases include wills, guardianships, administrations, and various other types of probate records except  adoptions, which are not public records in Massachusetts.  The cases range in length from one to over 2,500 pages, with a total of over 515,000 individual file papers.  If you have questions about using this collection, or our partnership with the Massachusetts Supreme Court Judicial Archives, be sure to watch our short video, How to Search Massachusetts Probate File Papers.