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Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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Probate Records

 Family Records

Website Updates:
October 2017
Family Records: Marcy

July 2017
Accident News: William Craig Killed in Accident - Conductor and Motorman Charged - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Notice: Lewis Smeadley, Mrs. Eliza B. Gridley

April 2017:
Obit: Ida W. (Biegel) Peer - Contributed by Kathyrn Todd
Obits: Isaac Kilbourn , George Kitredge, Mrs. Lois Sherman, William H. Sparawk, Mrs. Miriam Williams, Enos Smith, Ralph P. Thompson, Mrs. Chloe Bushnell, Mrs. Amelia Minerva Wolctt - Contributed by Robin Line
Obit: Sandra Lee Racette - Contributed by Maurene Richard Miller
Accident News: Little Son of Daniel Upton Badly Burned - Contributed by Robin Line
Probate Records: John Curtis, Rebecca Johnson, Levi Gleazen

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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