Registry of deeds cambridge ma middlesex
My ancestors resided in Malden, Massachusetts for many generations. I was instructed (sternly) to review only one packet at a time, as to not accidentally mix the documents in with the wrong packet.
The Middlesex South District consists of the following cities and towns: ACTON, ARLINGTON, ASHBY, ASHLAND, AYER, BEDFORD, BELMONT, BOXBOROUGH, BURLINGTON, CAMBRIDGE, CONCORD, EVERETT, FRAMINGHAM, GROTON, HOLLISTON, HOPKINTON, HUDSON, LEXINGTON, LINCOLN, LITTLETON, MALDEN, MARLBOROUGH, MAYNARD, MEDFORD, MELROSE, NATICK, NEWTON, NORTH READING, PEPPERELL, READING, SHERBORN, SHIRLEY, SOMERVILLE, STONEHAM, STOW, SUDBURY, TOWNSEND, WAKEFIELD, WALTHAM, WATERTOWN, WAYLAND, WESTON, WINCHESTER and WOBURN. Do not walk up the large set of steps (like I did). I brought my packets to a counter that was labeled “copy service” (another patron told me that they accepted credit cards) and asked that everything be copied ($1.00 a page).
The entrances are at ground level, one on each side of the building. The woman behind the desk was working alone and not thrilled.
It takes a few minutes to get through security – empty all your pockets. When she finished, she had me count the pages myself (I had to pay $2.00 for pages that were double sided).
Cameras are not allowed, however you can bring cell phones, computers and scanners. My first visit – Friday, January 5, 2013: I came prepared with a list of my Middlesex County ancestors which included death dates. There is an area with a long desk and chairs, where I dropped my coat and backpack. She wrote the amount ($70) on a slip of white scrap paper and sent me across the room to pay at the divorce desk.
She instructed me to write down my name and list the onsite docket numbers (those dated after 1925) on the pad in front of her.