Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG, Editor

Western Massachusetts Families
This study project addresses families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (and from which Franklin and Hampden Counties were later formed). In 1790 this part of Massachusetts was a crossroads for New England families heading west into New York or beyond, or north into Vermont.

Contributed by NEHGS members and edited by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, these sketches provide a major addition to the published research on the region. The first fifty sketches have been gathered in a printed volume; many more subsequent sketches, are available as a searchable database here at AmericanAncestors.org.

Purchase a compilation of the first fifty sketches.

View a sample sketch.

Direct questions to WesternMass1790@nehgs.org.

Members: View a list of sketches in our database by browsing the database. Use the "Volume" menu to view and select a specific sketch.

Read more about sketch submissions.