Western Massachusetts Families in 1790; Edited by Helen Schatvet Ullmann; xiii+313 pp; Paperback; Published: 2012; ISBN: 9780880822879; Item # NE22
In 1790 Western Massachusetts was a crossroads for New England families heading west into New York or north into Vermont. The transient nature of families living in this area, especially during the post-Revolutionary War years, presents certain genealogical challenges.Western Massachusetts Families in 1790contains fifty genealogical sketches of heads of households and a listing of their children. Contributed by NEHGS members, these compiled sketches provide a major addition to the published research on this region.
This volume includes entries for the following surnames:
“This compilation of family histories represents some of the finest contemporary genealogical research for Western Massachusetts. Even if you don’t have an ancestor treated in one of these sketches, each chapter provides research clues for towns that are in today’s Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties.Western Massachusetts Families in 1790is an essential reference for anyone conducting serious historical, biographical, or genealogical research on this vital region of western New England.” -Joseph Carvalho III, author ofBlack Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650–1865and former President and Executive Director of the Springfield Museums