Images from 1663 to 1900 are available online. To access the Grantor/Grantee Indexes for these images go to www.masslandrecords.com and choose Franklin County. Under "Search Criteria" select 1663-1974 Grantor or Grantee Index to search by last name. Under the Index drop down, select the range of years for your search. Enter the first letter of the last name you are searching and click search. The names that are listed are the names that appear at the top of each page of the index books. The designation "CONT" after the name indicates that the same last name is being continued from the previous page. For example, if you are searching the last name Smith, there is an entry for SMITH CONT, so you would click the page before to see the first entries for Smith. To view the index page, click on the entry and on the right hand side of the screen select the tab for "View image." Once you find the book and page reference, go to "Search Criteria", select Unindexed Property Search and enter the book and page.
The Franklin County Registry is involved in an on-going project to back index old documents. These records will be made available as they are completed.
If you require a copy of a document to be mailed to you, a pre-paid, self addressed, stamped envelope should be included with the request. The fee is $1.00 per page for copies.
Mail requests should be sent to:
Franklin County Registry of Deeds
P.O. Box 1495
Greenfield, MA 01302-1495