Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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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.[2]

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