Recently added sketches: Ebenezer Prior, Chester; Enos Dickinson, Amherst; Isaac Parsons, Southampton; John Howland, Conway; Joshua Smith, Sandisfield; Moses Way, Lenox; and Timothy Way, Lenox.
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.
Search Western Massachusetts Families in 1790