Franklin County, Massachusetts

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Franklin is a county in Massachusetts. It was formed in 1811 from the following county/ies: Hampshire. It began keeping land records in 1787*, probate records in 1812, and court records in 1812. Earlier deeds for land now in Franklin County are at Springfield (see Hampden County). Abstracts of these deeds recorded at the Springfield registry from 1663—1786 are at Greenfield. Deeds for 1787-present are in Greenfield; between 1787—1812 they were recorded at the Deerfield registry, which was transferred to Greenfield in 1812. Probates before 1812 for towns now in Franklin County are at Northampton (see Hampshire County).

For more information, contact the county at 425 Main St., Greenfield 01310. On the attached map, Franklin is located at B2.

For information about the state of Massachusetts see Massachusetts Family History Research.

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