The associated records of divorce and adoption are handled by the courts.
The county government was abolished on 1 July 1997, but its former jurisdiction is used for state offices as a district.
The following list of present-day Middlesex County towns and cities links them to their individual pages.
There you will find a list of other names used for the town or city and of villages and sections of the town or city.
Acton (1735) | Arlington (1807) | Ashby (1767) | Ashland (1846)Ayer (1871) | Bedford (1729) | Belmont (1859) | Billerica (1655)Boxborough (1835) | Burlington (1799) | Cambridge (1636) | Carlisle (1780)Chelmsford (1655) | Concord (1635) | Dracut (1701) | Dunstable (1673)Everett (1870) | Framingham (1700) | Groton (1655) | Holliston (1724)Hopkinton (1715) | Hudson (1866) | Lexington (1713) | Lincoln (1754)Littleton (1715) | Lowell (1826) | Malden (1649) | Marlborough (1660)Maynard (1871) | Medford (1630) | Melrose (1850) | Natick (1781)Newton (1688) | North Reading (1853) | Pepperell (1775) | Reading (1644)Sherborn (1674) | Shirley (1775) | Somerville (1842) | Stoneham (1725)Stow (1683) | Sudbury (1639) | Tewksbury (1734) | Townsend (1732)Tyngsborough (1809) | Wakefield (1812) | Waltham (1738) | Watertown (1630)Wayland (1780) | Westford (1729) | Weston (1713) | Wilmington (1730)Winchester (1850) | Woburn (1642) In Massachusetts, the original vital records (of births, marriages, and deaths) have been created and maintained by the town or city in which the event occurred.
In very early colonial times, copies of these records were submitted to the county, but that practice died out by 1800.
An index to the county copy can be found at FHL film 1420474 Item 3.There were marriage intentions commonly recorded in the bride's home town and additional recordings maybe found in the groom's home town and their current residence.Massachusetts was the first state to bring a unified state-level recording of these events (but not marriage intentions) in 1841 (Boston excluded until 1850).United States Massachusetts Middlesex County This is a historical and genealogical guide to the county of Middlesex.You will find help with town histories, vital records, deeds and land records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.Middlesex County was one of the four original counties when Massachusetts Bay Colony created counties in 1643.