Western Massachusetts Families in 1790
Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG, Editor
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.
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.
- The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
- American Ancestors Magazine
- The Mayflower Descendant
- Ongoing Study Projects
- The Great Migration Study Project
- Early New England Families, 1641 - 1700
- Western Massachusetts Families in 1790
- Early Vermont Settlers to 1784
- The Weekly Genealogist