Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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Berkshire is a county in Massachusetts. It was formed in 1761 from the following county/ies: Hampshire . It began keeping land records in 1761, probate records in 1761, and court records in 1761. For more information, contact the county at 44 Bank Row, Pittsfield 01201. On the attached map, Berkshire is located at A3. Divided into three districts in 1788. The above office is the “parent” county seat, encompassing all the Berkshire towns between 1761—88. After that it was still the probate office for the county, but only the registry of deeds for the Middle District (see Town Resources for towns in each of Berkshire’s three registry of deeds districts).
For information about the state of Massachusetts see Massachusetts Family History Research.
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