All posts by Helen Ullmann

Progress on Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

After publication of Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 in book form, the project continues as a database on and is becoming a more and more useful resource. While there were some 14,171 households listed in Berkshire and Hampshire Counties in..

Continue reading

First steps in Western Massachusetts research

Although many Eastern Massachusetts colonial families have been well covered in print, the sons and daughters of those families who moved west are often lost to genealogists. The first stop on their migratory path was often in the woods of Western Massachusetts.


Continue reading