Plymouth County, Massachusetts

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Plymouth is a county in Massachusetts. It was formed in 1685 from the following county/ies: Plymouth County of Plymouth Colony. It began keeping land records in 1620, probate records in 1633, and court records in 1630. For more information, contact the county at 11 S. Russell St., Plymouth 02360. On the attached map, Plymouth is located at H5. Plymouth Colony divided into three counties in 1685. The entire colony joined with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 to form the commonwealth. All earlier records that apply to Plymouth Colony are at the county commissioner’s office above, bound in a separate series. The present probate and registry of deeds office is at the same address. Court records (1686—1859) are at the Pilgrim Society, Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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

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