Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Records, 1731-1925 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of probate records from Worcester County, Massachusetts.

 

“This collection contains probate estate files of Worcester County located at the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston. The files are arranged by number then alphabetical by surname. The collection is being published as images become available

Probate records include the following types of documents:

  • Petitions
  • Inventories
  • Accounts
  • Decrees
  • Oaths of executors
  • Forms about guardians
  • Other court documents”

 

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What Can I Learn from Massachusetts Probate Records?

These probate records may include:

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Lists of belongings, property, and so forth
  • Document and recording dates (Sometimes the date of death will be given. Recording dates are also used to approximate event dates, i.e. a letter of administration was usually written shortly after the time of death.)

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