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Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Genealogy and History

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This Barnstable County Website
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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
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[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer Page.


We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research for anybody.


Barnstable County
Formed in 1685

Barnstable is located on the "bicep" of the Cape Cod arm.
It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Nantucket Sound on the south, Sandwich and Mashpee on the west and Yarmouth on the east.

Highland LIght House in Truro, MA
Highland Lighthouse in Truro, MA

Cities and Towns
Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Centerville, Chatham, Cotuit, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Forestdale, Harwich, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Mashpee, Monomoscoy Island, Monomoy Island, Monument Beach, New Seabury, Orleans, Osterville, Pocasset, Popponesset, Popponesset Island, Provincetown, Sagamore, Sandwich, Seabrook, Seconsett Island, Teaticket, Truro, Wellfleet, Woods Hole, Yarmouth

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We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at Massachusetts Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.

Barnstable County Data

Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb 2015:  burials in Woodside Cemetery; burials in Ancient Cemetery
Aug 2014:  1890 Veteran Census for Brewster, MA; 1883 Pensioners
July 2014:  Obits for FULLER, NICKERSON



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