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Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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Probate Records

 Family Records

Website Updates:
August 2018
1790 Lanesborough, Berkshire County Census
1790 Lee, Berkshire County Census
1790 Lenox, Berkshire County Census
1790 Loudon, Berkshire County Census
1790 Mount Washington, Berkshire County Census
1790 Mount Washington, Boston Corner, Berkshire County Census
1790 New Ashford, Berkshire County Census
U. S. Massachusetts Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War

July 2018
1790 Dalton, Berkshire County Census - Contributed by Janis Swanson

1790 Bethlehem, Berkshire County Census - Contributed by Janis Swanson
1790 Becket, Berkshire County Census - Contributed by Janis Swanson
1790 Alford, Berkshire County Census - Contributed by Janis Swanson

May 2018
1790 Adams, Berkshire County Census - Contributed by Janis Swanson

Berkshire County
First Baptist Church in Lanesborough

First Baptist Church in Lanesborough

Berkshire County was originally inhabited by the Mahican (Muh-he-ka-neew) Native American tribe, until the early 1700s when the first English settlers and frontiersmen appeared around this time and began setting up farms and homesteads.
On April 25th 1724 The English finally paid the Indians 460 pounds, 3 barrels of cider, and 30 quarts of rum for what is today Berkshire County
This deal exempted modern Sheffield, Stockbridge, Richmond and Lenox, which were collected at various other dates into English territory.
(page 5. Wood, David H. Lenox Massachusetts Shire Town. Published by the town of Lenox, 1969)

The County seat is Pittsfield.

Congregational Church in Sheffield, MA
Congregational Church in Sheffield, MA

Cities and Towns
Adams * Alford * Becket * Cheshire * Clarksburg * Dalton * Egremont * Florida * Great Barrington * Housatonic * Hancock * Hinsdale * Lanesborough * Lee * Lenox * Monterey * Mount Washington * New Ashford * New Marlborough * North Adams * Otis * Peru * Pittsfield * Richmond * Sandisfield * Savoy * Sheffield * Stockbridge * Tyringham * Washington * West Stockbridge * Williamstown * Windsor


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Surrounding Counties
Bennington County, Vermont (north)
Franklin County (northeast)
Hampshire County
Hampden County (southeast)
Litchfield County, Conn. (south)
Columbia County, NY (west)
Rensselaer County, NY (northwest)

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