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Norfolk County is considered young in Massachusetts, which is one of the oldest states in America, since it was established in 1793. Norfolk County, despite its “younger” age, is still popular with those conducting family history searches because there are so many historic records available.

Norfolk County public records can be obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, the State Archives, and from the records room at the local courthouse. Public records in Norfolk County are available to anyone, including vital records like birth, death, marriage and divorce records. These are available to be ordered online from the Department of Health and Human Services. The State Archives hold Norfolk County military records and historic court records. Norfolk County court records that aren’t historic can be found at the courthouse that handled the case.

  • Norfolk County birth records, death and marriage records after 1921 may be requested from the Department of Health and Human Services online, in person, by mail, telephone or fax.
  • Norfolk County divorce records are available from the Department of Health and Human Services after 1952 and may also be requested online, by mail, telephone, fax or in person.
  • Norfolk County military records may be found and copied at the State Archives in Dorchester.
  • Norfolk County court records, civil and criminal, may be viewed at the local courthouse that heard the case.
  • About Norfolk County Public Records

    Vital records, like birth, death, marriage and divorce records for Norfolk County, are the most readily accessible type of records available to the public. These are not protected by privacy laws and can be requested using the method most convenient to you. Massachusetts public records are, in general, conveniently available and date back several hundred years. The only vital records restricted from the public are marriage and birth records where the person was born out of wedlock.

    Free Public Records for Norfolk County

    Norfolk County offers free access to court records. Although access to historic records at the State Archives is also free, it is located just outside of Norfolk County in Dorchester. Free public records in Norfolk County must be viewed in person at one of the county’s local courts. Each court, from the District Courts to the specialized court like Probate and Family Court, will hold separate court records. Viewing court records is usually free, but making copies will require a small fee.

    Performing a Norfolk County Public Records Search

    If you’re interested in conducting family history research related to Norfolk County, taking that step to visiting the State Archives is a great way to access a goldmine of records. A Norfolk public records search at the State Archives can yield local military records, court records, some vital records, and other types of genealogical records not readily available online.



     
    County of Norfolk Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    10,463

     
    Under 18:
    148,300

     
    Over 65:
    91,003

     
    Employed:
    431,826

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    399.58

     
    Acres of Farms:
    12,645

     
    Births:
    7,604

     
    Deaths:
    5,389

     
    Infant Deaths:
    35

     
     
    Murder:
    0

     
    Forcible Rape:
    3

     
    Robbery:
    0

     
    Assault:
    12

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    15

     
    Burglary:
    15

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    35

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    0

     
    Total Property Crime:
    50

     
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