Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Berkshire County'' [[Image:Ma-berkshire.png|right|400px|showing location of Berkshire County.]]
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{{stub}} == History and Tidbits == === Cities === === Unicorporated Communities === === County Government Site === == Neighboring Counties == == Resources == === Cemeteries === == Genealogy and History Websites == [[Portal:Massachusetts|Portal:Massachusetts]] [[Category:Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
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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]]
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Revision as of 15:15, 10 September 2008

== History and Tidbits == === Cities === === Unicorporated Communities === === County Government Site === == Neighboring Counties == == Resources == === Cemeteries === == Genealogy and History Websites == Portal:Massachusetts