Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy Guide

Nantucket County, Massachusetts (Map It) was created on June 22, 1695 from Dukes County. The county was named for the Town of Nantucket, itself derived from a Wamanoag word meaning "place of peace". Learn More About State of Massachusetts History

Nantucket County is bordered by Barnstable County (north), Dukes County (west).

Nantucket County Cities and Towns include Nantucket.

Nantucket County, Massachusetts Courthouse Records

Nantucket County, Massachusetts Courthouse
Nantucket County, MA Courthouse
Old Nantucket County, Massachusetts Courthouse
Old Nantucket County Courthouse

The Nantucket County Courthouse is located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Learn More About State of Massachusetts Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research. For Town Records contact the City/Town Hall Clerk.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Nantucket county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Nantucket County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1695. The County Register of Deeds is the place where all transactions of a Real Property nature are recorded so that the public is made aware of their existence. Deeds, mortgages, tax liens, water liens, declaration of homestead and many other kinds of documents regarding the title and ownership of real estate are noted permanently in official records.
  • Nantucket County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records from 1706. The County Clerk of Probate Court has many responsibilities which include the administration of estates, probate of wills, and the appointment of guardians, have been under the jurisdiction of the courts since the 1630s. County courts and later, county judges of probate, were responsible for these functions until 1783, when the probate courts were established. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the probate and family courts were given jurisdiction over adoptions, divorces, name changes, and domestic relations.
  • Nantucket County Clerk of Courts has Court Records from 1721. The County Clerk of Courts has jurisdiction over all civil, criminal, and equity cases.
  • Nantucket County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records). Clerks respond to inquiries regarding vital records, since most have indexes available. They also have tax lists that may still be available at the town office. Earlier taxes for the towns exist as well.

Nantucket County, Massachusetts Census Records

Nantucket County, Massachusetts Vital Records

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