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Revision as of 14:52, 10 March 2009

United States > Massachusetts > Dukes County

showing location of Dukes County

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

The County of Dukes County
PO Box 190
Edgartown, MA 02539

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

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by Massachusetts Bay Colony, re-established 22 June 1695. [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Nantucket County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized. [1]

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]

State Census[edit | edit source]

1865 Massachusetts State Census—A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. 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]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].