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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790This 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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Posted by Ginevra Morse at 09/03/2012 09:50:00 AM | 

Is there a way to "browse" Western Mass. Families in 1790?
Posted by: ( Email | Visit ) at 9/5/2012 2:56 PM

Hi, yes there is! Please go to our Catalog page and select United States and Massachusetts from the second drop down - this will reveal a selection box, navigate to the correct database and select Browse from the top right. Feel free to email with any questions!
-Ellie Spinney
Posted by: espinney ( Email ) at 9/5/2012 3:58 PM

sorry, the "second drop down" is not obvious
Posted by: ( Email ) at 9/5/2012 8:47 PM

To browse the sketches in the database, or said another way, to see list of primary sketches, go to the database search page: and then use the volume dropdown menu on the search page. You should see that each primary sketch is listed as a volume.
Posted by: Webmaster ( Email ) at 9/7/2012 3:52 PM

unfortunately this is not exactly an exhaustive fact, very limited
Posted by: Carol_199 ( Email ) at 9/11/2012 1:26 PM

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