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Aquinnah Public Library
State Road
Aquinnah, MA

Phone: (508) 645-2314

Chilmark Free Public Library
P.O. Box 180
Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: (508) 645-3360

Edgartown Free Public Library
58 North Water Street
P.O. Box 5249
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 627-1373

Vineyard Gazette Library
Gazette Building
34 South Summer Street
Edgartown, MA
Phone: (508) 627-4311

Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Phone: (508) 696-4211

Historical Records of Chilmark MA

Historical Record of Dukes County MA
Dukes County MA Genealogy & History

Historical Records of Edgartown MA

Historical Records of Tisbury MA
This is a growing collection of historical records related to the town of Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts and the island of Martha's Vineyard.

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Family History Center
#2-3 State Road
Vineyard Haven, MA
Phone: (508) 693-8642

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Historical & Genealogical

Martha's Vineyard Historical Society
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: (508) 627-4441

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Dukes County Massachusetts Genealogy & Family History Resources
(Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven,
West Tisbury)

Established: June 22, 1695
Parent County/Territory: Martha's Vineyard
County Seat: Edgartown

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Dukes County Massachusetts Vital Records
    Probate & Family Court (Divorce Records)
    81 Main Street
    Edgartown, MA 02539
    Phone: (781) 627-4703

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  • Chilmark Town Clerk
    Chilmark, Massachusetts 02535
    Phone: (508) 645-2107
  • Edgartown Town Clerk
    70 Main Street
    Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539
    Phone: (508) 627-6110
  • Tisbury Town Clerk
    51 Spring Street
    Vineyard Haven, MA 02568-6805
    Phone: (508) 696-4215
  • Index to Deaths in Tisbury 1920 - 1960
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Martha's Vineyard Gazette
    34 South Summer Street
    P.O. Box 66
    Edgartown, MAassachusetts 02539
  • Martha's Vineyard Times
    PO Box 518
    Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568
    Phone: (508) 693-6100
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Dukes County MA Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Search Massachusetts Naturalization Records

  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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  Church & Bible Records

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  City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions

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