Search Massachusetts Census Records
Massachusetts Census Records are most effectively searched if you know the specific township and county (or Parish) where your ancestors lived for the period you are searching. If you are certain of the location, you can filter out many unwanted results. If your search does not yield any matches, you should consider the possibility that your ancestor may have moved.
In some cases, town and county borders may have changed since the prior census. In other cases, your ancestor may have simply moved a few miles, but could have easily crossed over a town, county or state border in the process.
Selected Massachusetts Census Links
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Useful sources beyond Massachusetts Census Records
While census records are considered among the most useful for family history research, you should never assume the data obtained in census records is correct. Consider census data a great starting point for providing detailed clues which you can then verify (or disprove) using other sources.
Other useful sources for your Massachusetts genealogy research are:
» Massachusetts Birth, Marriage, & Death Records
» Massachusetts Immigration & Naturalization Records
» Massachusetts Military Records
» Massachusetts Directories & Membership Lists
» Massachusetts Court, Land, Probate Records
» Massachusetts Family & Local Histories
» Massachusetts Periodicals & Newspapers
Counties of Massachusetts
Barnstable County, Berkshire County, Bristol County, Dukes County, Essex County, Franklin County, Hampden County, Hampshire County, Middlesex County, Nantucket County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, Worcester County
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