Thursday, October 16, 2008

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has started a new project to collect family sketches for each household enumerated in the 1790 census for Western Massachusetts.

The following is an excerpt from NEHGS's web site [1]:

Following in the success of the Maine Families in 1790, Vermont Families in 1791, and New Hampshire Families in 1790, the Society is proud to announce a new series that will cover families from western Massachusetts enumerated in the first census of the United States. The series will cover families in the counties of Berkshire and Hampshire. The territory at that time included everything west of Worcester County. The present-day counties of Franklin and Hampden were formed from Hampshire County in 1811 and 1812 respectively.

More information about the project, including how to create a family sketch and submission instructions can be found at:  http://www.newenglandancestors.org/publications/projects.asp.



  1. Leclerc, Michael J. and Christopher C. Child.  "Western Massachusetts Families in 1790,"  New England Historic Genealogical Society web site (http://www.newenglandancestors.org/publications/projects.asp), accessed 13 September 2008.

Originally posted @ my LiveJournal blog on 13 September 2008.



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