Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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*[[Nantucket_County,_Massachusetts|Nantucket]] County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]] County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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Revision as of 21:19, 20 December 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Dukes County
showing location of Dukes County

Contents

County Courthouse

The County of Dukes County
PO Box 190
Edgartown, MA 02539

  • The oddity of the name of the county is due to the statute that created this county.

History

Parent County

  • Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by Massachusetts Bay Colony, re-established 22 June 1695. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Nantucket County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. [1]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:
  • Aquinnah
  • Chilmark
  • Edgartown
  • Gosnold
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Tisbury
  • West Tisbury
Community:
  • Vineyard Haven

Neighboring Counties

Barnstable | Nantucket | Suffolk County, New York

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].