Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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'''28 May 1760:''' Created&nbsp; from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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'''28 May 1760:''' Created&nbsp; from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
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[[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]] | [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] | [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield County]], Connecticut | '''New York''' counties: [[Columbia County, New York|Columbia]] | [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] | [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington County]], Vermont
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[[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]] | [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] | [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield County]], Connecticut | '''New York''' counties: [[Columbia County, New York|Columbia]] | [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] | [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington County]], Vermont  
  
 
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'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1410399 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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Revision as of 20:47, 10 March 2009

United States > Massachusetts > Berkshire County
showing location of Berkshire County.

Contents

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Essex, Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester were abolished.
  • Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
  • Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
  • The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.

History

Parent County

28 May 1760: Created  from Hampshire County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

North Adams | Pittsfield

Towns

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Litchfield County, Connecticut | New York counties: Columbia | Rensselaer | Bennington County, Vermont

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

State Census

1865 Massachusetts State Census—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.


Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].