Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Berkshire County'' [[Image:Ma-berkshire.png|right|300px]]
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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
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*In 1997, the county governments of Essex, Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester were abolished.
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*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
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*Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
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*The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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*Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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*Created 28 May 1760 from Hampshire County.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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*'''Cities''': North Adams . Pittsfield
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*'''Towns''': Adams . Alford . Becket . Cheshire . Clarksburg . Dalton . Egremont . Florida . Great Barrington . Hancock . Hinsdale . Lanesborough . Lee . Lenox . Monterey . Mount Washington . New Ashford . New Marlborough . Otis . Peru . Richmond . Sandisfield . Savoy . Sheffield . Stockbridge . Tyringham . Washington . West Stockbridge . Williamstown . Windsor
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*'''Communities''': Adams . Great Barrington . Housatonic . Lee . Lenox . Williamstown
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*'''Villages''': East Otis . Lenox Dale
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=== Neighboring Counties ===
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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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== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maberksh/ The Berkshire County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Berkshire The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Berkshire County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184010&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Berkshire&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Berkshire County
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 06:36, 9 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Berkshire County
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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

  • Created 28 May 1760 from Hampshire County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: North Adams . Pittsfield
  • Towns: Adams . Alford . Becket . Cheshire . Clarksburg . Dalton . Egremont . Florida . Great Barrington . Hancock . Hinsdale . Lanesborough . Lee . Lenox . Monterey . Mount Washington . New Ashford . New Marlborough . Otis . Peru . Richmond . Sandisfield . Savoy . Sheffield . Stockbridge . Tyringham . Washington . West Stockbridge . Williamstown . Windsor
  • Communities: Adams . Great Barrington . Housatonic . Lee . Lenox . Williamstown
  • Villages: East Otis . Lenox Dale

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References