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Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003

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MassachusettsCreated from an index maintained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services located in Boston, this database contains death record information pertaining to individuals who died within the state of Massachusetts between the years 1970 and 2003. The index provides information about the name of the deceased, the date and place of death, as well as the date and place of birth. The index includes the name of the spouse of the deceased for deaths that occurred in the year 1999 or later.

Other Massachusetts vital records databases include Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910; and Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.

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Western Mass. Families in 1790 Sketches

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790Recently added, sketches of Abigail Pixley, Great Barrington; Elizabeth Pixley, Great Barrington; Erastus Pixley, Great Barrington; Samuel Pixley, Great Barrington; and Richard Chapel, Sandisfield.

This database contains genealogical sketches of families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (in what now also includes Franklin and Hampden Counties). Each sketch begins with the head of household, their genealogical information, followed by their spouse and any further biographical information. Following this is the information about their children and their spouses. Many families migrated into western Massachusetts only to migrate further west, often through New York, and elsewhere. These sketches were submitted by NEHGS members and staff and edited by Helen S. Ullmann, FASG. Learn more about the project.

The first printed volume of this series is now available. Our database will be enlarged over time thanks to the submitted contribution of NEHGS members and staff.

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