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Genealogy Research in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Massachusetts? Why not hire a professional genealogist to assist
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The first large scale European colonial settlements began in Massachusetts in the early 1600's, and many types
 of records including land deeds, family
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Many ethnic groups and nationalities
settled or lived in Massachusetts in the
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Massachusetts is an exciting state to do
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About Our MA Research Team

If you would like a professional genealogist to undertake
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tree search. Genealogy research can be carried out for you
 in all Berkshire County, MA towns and cities including:

Adams, Alford, Ashley Falls, Becket, Berkshire,
 Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida,
Glendale, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale,
 Housatonic, Interlaken, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox,
 Lenox Dale, Monterey Shares, Mount Washington,
 New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis,
 Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield
Shares, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Van Deusenville,
 Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown,
 Windsor

Our MA genealogy research team consists of expert
genealogists who live and work in Boston (doing
research at the New England Historic Genealogical
Society
, Massachusetts State Archives, etc.), another
group that works in the U.S. capital in Washington, D.C.
 (at places like the U.S. National Archives and Library
of Congress
), and a third team of researchers who work
 full time at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

The records collection of the Family History Library is the single most important resource for family tree research
 since it consists of literally billions of genealogy records from all parts of the globe, making it the largest and most
 important collection of genealogical information available in the world. Included in the Family History Library's
 collections are literally millions of genealogical
records related to the state of MA which can
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Did you know that millions of genealogy records are NOT available on the Internet?

Many people are unaware that many important
records which are crucial to their family tree search cannot be found online. Many Berkshire County records, for example, are only available to researchers who
physically visit repositories at the local level in MA, at the federal level in Washington, D.C., or at the LDS Family
History Library
in Utah. Our genealogy researchers have access to all of these records and are ready to assist you
  with your genealogy search in Massachusetts.

If you have limited your past family tree research
 to exhaustive internet searches at Ancestry.com,
 Rootsweb, and other online databases and web
sites, you may have reached a brick wall because you're missing out on the literal gold mine of records available
to our genealogists on microfilm, in books, and in
 other published works at these important locations.

Many genealogical records related to your ancestry
search, important records like family wills, court records, obituaries, death certificates, military records and land
deeds are generally not available online and can
only be obtained by mailing research requests to places
like local  public libraries or cemeteries, or by visiting
the LDS Family History Library in Utah. These
records are critical to any comprehensive ancestry
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"Not to know what
happened
before we were
born is to remain
perpetually
a child. For
what is the worth
of a human life unless it is
woven into the life
of our ancestors by the records
of history"


-Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.)

Family Tree Search - Berkshire County, Mass.

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy Resources

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Berkshire County, MA? Our expert research team has
put together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your family tree research. Many of the Massachusetts resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists during a typical ancestry search to
 help locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds, and
family histories.

Cemeteries

AHGP Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Cemetery Directory

Cemeteries of Berkshire County, Massachusetts - Interment.net


Berkshire County Cemeteries - Epodunk.com

Berkshire County Cemetery List - Find a Grave

Discover Local History in the Epitaths of the Past

Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions

The Political Graveyard - Berkshire County, MA

Tombstone Transcription Project - Berkshire County, MA

Census Records

1790 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1800 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1810 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1820 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1830 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1840 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1850 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1860 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1870 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Berkshire County, MA - FamilySearch.org

1910 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1920 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

1930 Census of Berkshire County, MA - Ancestry.com

Church Records

First Church of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Court and Legal Records

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Will Testators

Livingston's Law Register 1851- Berkshire County, MA

History

Berkshire County. Its Past and Its Achievements

Berkshire County, MA History - NewEnglandTowns.org

Berkshire County, Massachusetts - Wikipedia.org

Berkshire County, Massachusetts 1890

Berkshire County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men

From Hub to the Hudson: With Sketches of Nature, History, and Industry in Northwestern Massachusetts

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, MA

A History of the County of Berkshire, Massachusetts, in Two Parts

History of Western Massachusetts: The counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire (Vol. 1)

History of Western Massachusetts: The Counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire (Vol. 2)

National Register of Historic Places - Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Old Paths and Legends of the New England Border; Connecticut, Deerfield, Berkshire

Taghconic; The Romance and Beauty of the Hills

The Berkshire Jubilee 1845

The History of Pittsfield, (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts

Immigration and Naturalization Records

National Archives and Records Administration - Northeast Region, Pittsfield, MA

National Archives and Records Administration - Northeast Region, Waltham, MA

Libraries and Archives

Ashley House - Sheffield, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock - Alumni Library

Berkshire County Libraries

The Berkshire Athenaeum - Pittsfield Public Library

Berkshire Museum

The Bidwell House Museum

Chesterwood Estate and Museum

Egremont Free Library

Five Colleges Archives and Manuscript Collections

Hancock Shaker Village - City of Peace

Herman Melville's Arrowhead - Pittsfield, MA

Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History

Jonathan Edwards Library - Berkshire Community College

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Library

Massachusetts State Archives - Boston

Merwin House - Historic New England

Mission House - The Trustees of Reservations

The Mount - Estate and Gardens

National Archives and Records Administration - Northeast Region, Pittsfield, MA

New England Historic Genealogical Society

North Adams Public Library - Historical Collections

Santarella - Tyringham's Gingerbread House

State Library of Massachusetts - Boston

Ventfort Hall - Museum of the Gilded Age

Williams College - Archives and Special Collections

Military Records

Berkshire County, Massachusetts World War II Casualties Army and Air Force

Berkshire County, Mass. in the Civil War - Genealogy Trails History Group

1840 Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners

Obituaries

Berkshire Eagle - Obituaries

North Adams Transcript - Obituaries

ObitsArchive.com

Obituary Index - Berkshire County, MA

Societies

Adams Historical Society - Adams, Massachusetts

Berkshire Family History Association - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire Historical Society - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Dalton Historical Association - Dalton, Massachusetts

North Adams Historical Society - North Adams, Massachusetts

Sheffield Historical Society - Sheffield, Massachusetts

Vital Records

Adams, (Berkshire County) MA Marriages To 1800

Berkshire County, MA Marriages To 1800

Berkshire County, MA Vital Records - VitalRec.com

Birth, Marriage, and Death Registry - Massachusetts State Archives

Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates - MA Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Cheshire, (Berkshire County) MA Marriages to 1800

Dalton, (Berkshire County) MA Marriages to 1800

1844 Deaths for Berkshire County Massachusetts

Great Barrington, (Berkshire County) MA Vital Records 1894 through 1899

Massachusetts Genealogy: Marriages 1841-1850

Sheffield, (Berkshire County) MA Vital Records 1900 through 1913

Stockbridge, (Berkshire County) MA Vital Records 1895 through 1909

Vital Records of Alford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Alford, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Becket, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Becket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Dalton, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Dalton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Hinsdale, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Hinsdale, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Lee, Massachusetts, 1777-1801

Vital Records of Lee, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Lee, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of New Ashford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of New Ashford, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Otis, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Peru, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Peru, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Richmond, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Richmond, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Sandisfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Tyringham, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Tyringham, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Washington, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Washington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Williamstown, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Williamstown, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of Windsor, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of Windsor, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Records of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1849

Vital Records of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Vital Statistics of Sheffield, Massachusetts Marriages 1733 to 1797

Vital Statistics of Sheffield, Massachusetts Marriages 1797 to 1850

Click Below to Learn More about Your Massachusetts Genealogy

County
Formation Date
County Seat
Parent County
Barnstable County
1685 Barnstable New Plymouth Colony
Berkshire County
1761
Pittsfield
Hampshire County
Bristol County
1685
Taunton
New Plymouth Colony
Dukes County
1683
Edgartown
Original county
Essex County
1643
Lawrence, Newburyport, Salem
Original county
Franklin County
1811
Greenfield
Hampshire County
Hampden County
1812
Springfield
Hampshire County
Hampshire County
1662
Northampton
Middlesex County
Middlesex County
1643
Cambridge, Lowell
Original county
Nantucket County
1695
Nantucket
Original county
Norfolk County
1793
Dedham
Suffolk County
Plymouth County
1685
Plymouth New Plymouth Colony
Suffolk County
1643
Boston
Original county
Worcester County
1731
Worcester
Suffolk, Middlesex

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