New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Town Clerk

Dennis Farias, City Clerk
133 William St, Room 118
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-979-1450
Fax: 508-991-6225
Email: Elizabeth.Marques@newbedford-ma.gov to order vital records
Website

Brief History

New Bedford is nicknamed, "The Whaling City," because during the 19th century it was one of the most important, if not the most important whaling ports in the world.

Resources

Newspapers

  • 1807-1852 - New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Mass.) at Google News - free.

Migration

Migration routes for early European settlers to and from New Bedford, Massachusetts included:[1]

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Adjacent towns: Bristol Co.: Acushnet | Dartmouth | Fairhaven | Freetown | Dukes Co.: Gosnold