Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:52, 10 March 2009

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

Neighboring Counties

Barnstable | Nantucket | Suffolk County, New York

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