Friday, August 01, 2008

Families of Western Massachusetts in 1790 Migration Seminar

If your ancestors came to Upstate New York from Western Massachusetts, then the following press release should be of great importance.

The NEHGS is sponsoring a seminar on the migration period of 1790 for Western Massachusetts.


Families of Western Massachusetts in 1790
September 20, 2008
University of Massachusetts, Amherst—Amherst, MA 01003

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is pleased to offer a comprehensive one-day seminar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, dedicated to helping you find your ancestors of Western Massachusetts.

Western Massachusetts was a crossroads of migration. In 1790 the population of Berkshire County was 30,291, and that of Hampshire County 59,681, making a total of just under 90,000 — slightly larger than Vermont’s 85,425, and slightly less than Maine’s 96,540. New Hampshire was significantly larger, with a population of 141,855.

Join Michael J. Leclerc and Christopher C. Child, editors of the upcoming NEHGS publication Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 for a day-long program examining the history of Western Massachusetts and hear how you can participate in this exciting new book series.

Registration fee: $75. For more information or to register, click here:

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