Update to Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1900

John Adams Birthplace, Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA, 2016

We’ve updated Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1900 to include probate file papers from 1877 through mid-1894. This database now contains 30,793 cases and 37,700 searchable names. It comprises 796,527 pages.

This database was created from digital images and index contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. This database is still in progress. When photography of the collection is complete, there will be 35,804 probate cases up to and including 1900.

If you have questions on how to search this database, please watch our video, How to Search Massachusetts Probate File Papers.  The Massachusetts Archives also have a very helpful website that serves as a directory for where you can find which pieces of the probate puzzle available in Massachusetts.

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.