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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.It appears the files have been moved and stored in another location other than the court house. The Massachusetts Court and Judicial Archives, located in the same building as the Massachusetts Archives in Boston, has some docket books which index divorces for Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester counties. However, most of the divorce files themselves are either still located at the county Superior Court in which they were filed or the records are held in offsite storage facilities. It can take weeks to get some of these files.And so, the court clerk should be able to tell you how to make the written request for a copy of your divorce file.I also suggest you can contact Judicial Archivist for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, Elizabeth Bouvier. She can be reached at(###) ###-####or by email at: *****@******.***
The files cannot simply be destroyed. So they are somewhere, even if on a micro chip for them to be downloaded.
HelloNo. Any file documents that are not in the court house in any county are on micro chips and archived. I suggest you contact the Archivist and see what the procedure and cost is to get any or all of the documents in your file.