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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], re-established 22 June 1695. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], re-established 22 June 1695. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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*[[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]] County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*[[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]] County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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Dukes County, Massachusetts
Map
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Dukes County
Location in the state of Massachusetts, United States Genealogy
Facts
Founded November 1, 1683
County Seat Edgartown
Courthouse
Address Dukes County Courthouse
PO Box 190;
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508.627.5535
Dukes County Website



County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


PO Box 190
Edgartown, MA 02539

  • The oddity of the name of the county is due to the statute that created this county.


Dukes County Courthouse
 

Clerk Courts has divorce and court records from 1859;
Probate Court has probate records;
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records[1]



Towns Organized before 1800:
Chilmark 1694,
Edgartown 1671,
Tisbury 1671

History[edit | edit source]

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Dukes County, Massachusetts

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Nantucket County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. [2]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Towns:[edit | edit source]

Aquinnah | Chilmark | Edgartown | Gosnold | Oak Bluffs | Tisbury | West Tisbury

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Barnstable | Nantucket | Suffolk County, New York

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy census records online, see: Massachusetts Census.

State Census[edit | edit source]

1855 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

1865 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

The Portuguese Genealogy Project

  • Dedicated to the history and genealogy of Portuguese families of Martha"s Vineyard along with the Azores, Cape Verde Islands and the Madeira Islands.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Dukes County, Massachussetts, p.329.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].

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