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      The 6th U.S. state to join the Union:   06-February-1788
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Extince Massachusetts Counties:
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Factual information

Transfered to Maine in 1686.
Created in 1760 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1874 / Abolished in 1675 (abolished).
Created in 1789 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1760 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1799 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1643 / Abolished in 1679 (abolished); most of its territory was
         absorbed into New Hampshire; one of four original counties created in the
         Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Created in 1805 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1816 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1809 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1789 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine).
Created in 1652 / Abolished in 1820 (transferred to Maine); there were actually
         two periods when York County was abolished: 1664 to 1668 and 1680 to
         1691.





Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
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Society Name and Location



Genealogical and Historical Societies and Libraries (multiple listings, MA)
Eastham Historical Society (Eastham, MA)
Falmouth Genealogical Society & Library (Cape Cod, MA)
West Barnstable Historical Society (West Barnstable, MA)
Berkshire Historical Society & Museum (Pittsfield, MA)
Sheffield Historical Society (Sheffield, MA)
American-Portuguese Genealogical Society of America (Taunton, MA)
Bourne Historical Society (Bourne, Cape Cod, MA)
Easton Historical Society (Easton , MA)
New Bedford Historical Society (New Bedford, MA)
Norton Historical Society (Norton, MA)
Old Colony Historical Society (Taunton, MA)
Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford, MA)



Dukes County Historical Society (Edgartown, MA)
Marthar's Vinyard Historical Society & Museum (Edgartown, MA)



Andover Historical Society (Andover, MA)
Beverly Historical Society and Musuem (Beverly, MA)
Danvers Historical Society (Danvers, MA)
Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc. (Lynnfield, MA)
Peabody Historical Society and Museum (Peabody, MA)



Museum of New England History and Art (Deerfield, MA)



Town of Chester Historical Society (Chester, MA)
Hampshire County Historical Society (Holyoke, MA)



Framingham Historical Society (Framingham, MA)
Greater Lowell Genealogy Club (Lowell, MA)
New England Historic Genealogical Society, (Boston, MA)
Shirley Historical Society Museum (Shirley, MA)
Stoneham Historical Society (Stoneham, MA)



Nantuckett Historical Association & Museum (Nantuckett, MA)
Braintree Historical Society (Braintree, MA)
Canton Historical Society (Canton, MA)
Dedham Historical Society (Dedham, MA)
Foxborough Historical Society (Foxborough, MA)
Medway Historical Society (Medway, MA)
Needham Historical Society (Needham, MA)
Weymouth Historical Society & Museum (Weymouth, MA)



Brockton Historical Society (Brockton, MA)
Hanson Historical Society (Hanson, MA)



Bostonian Society and Museum (Boston, MA)
Brighton Allston Historical Society (Brighton, MA)
Chinese Historical Society of New England (Boston, MA)
Dorchester Historical Society (Dorchester, MA)
Freedom Trail Foundation (Boston, MA)
Jamaica Plain Historical Society (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Roslindale Historical Society (Roslindale, MA)
South End Historical Society (Boston, MA)
Stoneham Historical Society (Stoneham, MA)



Upton Historical Society (Upton, MA)


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