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Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 772-1544

Montague Public

Montague Center Library
Central Montague, MA
Phone: (413) 367-2852

Carnegie Library
201 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Phone: (413) 863-3214

Millers Falls Library
11 Bridge Street
Millers Falls, MA
Phone: (413) 659-3801

Sunderland Public

Graves Memorial Library
111 North Main Street
Sunderland, MA

Massachusetts State Archives

Researching Your Family's History at the Massachusetts Archives

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
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Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Ashfield Historical Society
457 Main Street
Ashfield, Massachusetts
Phone: (413) 628-3900

Swift River Valley Historical Society
40 Elm Street
New Salem, MA 01355
Phone: (978) 544-6882

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The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
Peter Wilson Coldham
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s.
The Collected Works of David Dobson
QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham
Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
William Dollarhide
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark D. Herber with a Foreword by John Titford
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to the American Colonies or the United States Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History. With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition.
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Franklin County Massachusetts Genealogy & Family History Resources
(Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Greenfield, Hawley, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, North Orange, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne Falls, South Deerfield, Turners Falls)

Established: June 24, 1811
Parent County: Hampshire
County Seat: Greenfield

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Franklin County Massachusetts Vital Records
    Probate Court
    425 Main Street
    Greenfield, MA 01301-3313
    Phone: (413) 774-7011
  • Order Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online!
  • Ashfield Town Clerk
    412 Main Street
    Ashfield, Massachusetts 01330
    Phone: (413) 628-4441
  • Bernardston Town Clerk
    38 Church Street
    Bernardston, Massachusetts 01337
    Phone: (413) 648-5400
  • Colrain Town Clerk
    Jacksonville Road
    Colrain, Massachusetts 01340
    Phone: (413) 624-3454
  • Erving Town Clerk
    12 E Main Street
    Erving, Massachusetts 01344-9717
    Phone: (978) 544-2765
  • Greenfield Town Clerk
    14 Court Square
    Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-3547
    Phone: (413) 772-1555
  • Hawley Town Clerk
    8 Pudding Hollow Road
    Hawley, Massachusetts 01339-9621
    Phone: (413) 339-5518
  • Heath Town Clerk
    2 E Main Street
    Heath, Massachusetts 01346-9706
    Phone: (413) 337-4934
  • Monroe Bridge Town Clerk
    3 School C
    Monroe Bridge, Massachusetts 01350
    Phone: (413) 424-5272
  • New Salem Town Clerk
    15 S Main Street
    New Salem, Massachusetts 01355-9750
    Phone: (978) 544-2731
  • Orange Town Clerk
    6 Prospect Street
    Orange, Massachusetts 01364-1141
    Phone: (978) 544-2254
  • Shelburne Town Clerk
    51 Bridge Street
    Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-1102
    Phone: (413) 625-0301
  • Shutesbury Town Clerk
    1 Cooleyville Road
    Shutesbury, Massachusetts 01072-9766
    Phone: (413) 259-1204
  • South Deerfield Town Clerk
    8 Conway Street
    South Deerfield, MA 01373-1021
    Phone: (413) 665-2130
  • Turner Falls Town Clerk
    1 Avenue A
    Turners Falls, MA 01376-1128
    Phone: (413) 863-3211
  • Wendell Town Clerk
    7 Wendell Depot Road
    Wendell, Massachusetts 01379
    Phone: (978) 544-3395
  • Whatley Town Clerk
    218 Chestnut Plain Road
    Whately, Massachusetts 01093
    Phone: (413) 665-0054
  • Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800
    Genealogical.com - 3 vols. in 1. [Bound With] Plymouth County Marriages, 1692-1746
  • Mayflower Marriages
  • 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.
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  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Franklin 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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