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=== Towns and Cities ===
 
[[Image:Ma-dukes.png|right|400px|Ma-dukes.png]]The following list of present-day Dukes County towns and cities links them to their individual pages. There you will find a list of other names used for the town or city and of villages and sections of the town or city.<br><br>
<center>[[Aquinnah, Massachusetts|Aquinnah (''formerly Gay Head'', 1870)]] | [[Chilmark, Massachusetts|Chilmark (1714)]]<br>[[Edgartown, Massachusetts|Edgartown (1671)]] | [[Gosnold, Massachusetts|Gosnold (1864)]]<br>[[Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts|Oak Bluffs (1880)]] | [[Tisbury, Massachusetts|Tisbury (1671)]]<br>[[West Tisbury, Massachusetts|West Tisbury (1892)]]</center><br><br><br><br><br><center>[[#top|Top of Page]]</center>
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=== County Histories ===
'''''Online Vital Records'''''
*'''1626-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2061550|Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and imagesTown Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]*'''1638-1961''' - {{RecordSearch|2285844|Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts Town Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]*'''1841-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1928860|Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts State Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
====Birth====
* '''1666-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2268583|Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records, 1753-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index & images- [[Massachusetts, Delayed and Corrected Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
====Marriage====
*'''1600-1961''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=massachusetts%2cma Massachusetts, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1841-1915''' - {{RecordSearch|1469062|Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
=== Census ===
*'''1865{{Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukes_County,_Massachusetts#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]|1790 |3255|1800 |3118 |1810 |3290 |1820 |3292 |1830 |3517 |1840 |3958 |1850 |4540 |1860 |4403 |1870 |3787 |1880 |4300|1890 |4369|1900 |4561|1910 |4504 |1920 |4372 |1930 |4953 |1940 |5669 |1950 |5633|1960 |5829|1970 |6117 |1980 |8942 |1990 |11639 |2000 |14987|2010 |16535}}''' - {{RecordSearch|1410399|Massachusetts State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts State Census, 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
=== Church Records ===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395423&reqParentsLabel=Dukes%2C%20Massachusetts%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
*'''1837 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2303027|Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images[[Maine and Massachusetts, Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
=== Land Records ===
=== Town Records ===
*'''1626-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2061550|Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index [[Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and imagesTown Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
==== Naturalization Records ====
*'''1871-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2632082|Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index- [[Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]*'''1906-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|2140604|Massachusetts, Naturalization Records, 1906-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images- [[Massachusetts, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
Naturalization records were created on a variety of governmental levels from the Federal down to the city at the same time. The county records for all levels are outlines below. For more information, see the [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide#Naturalization_Records|Massachusetts state page]] for more on naturalization.<br>
=== Military Records ===
==== Revolutionary War ====
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2548057|Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts Revolutionary War Index Cards to Muster Rolls - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]*'''1805 - 1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1881492|Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1805-1845}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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==Populated Places==
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,007,c,dukes.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Dukes County, Massachusetts," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukes_County%2C_Massachusetts, accessed 09 March 2020.</ref>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquinnah,_Massachusetts Aquinnah]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilmark,_Massachusetts Chilmark]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgartown,_Massachusetts Edgartown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosnold,_Massachusetts Gosnold]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Bluffs,_Massachusetts Oak Bluffs]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisbury,_Massachusetts Tisbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Tisbury,_Massachusetts West Tisbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgartown,_Massachusetts Edgartown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vineyard_Haven,_Massachusetts Vineyard Haven]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menemsha,_Massachusetts Menemsha]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wampanoag_Tribe_of_Gay_Head Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttyhunk_Island Cuttyhunk Island]
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== Dukes County Massachusetts Genealogy References ==
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