MASSACHUSETTS VITAL RECORDS
PITTSFIELD 1741-1910

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 2nd Edition, 1999
LC 82-81851, ISBN 0-87623-407-4 (ISBN 0-931248-23-X Set)
30-frame, double-image format at 25X & 30X reduction
39 vital record volumes + 14 school census volumes on 279 microfiches
Copyright 1999 by Jay Mack Holbrook

A: Annotated Bibliography of Fiches
1-69: WPA Vitals Index 1761-1938
70-72: Birth Index 1741-1849
73-77: Birth Index 1845-1891
78-81: Intentions Index 1850-1889
82-85: Marriage Index 1761-1849
85-87: Marriage Index 1845-1871
87-92: Marriage Index 1871-1904
93-94: Death Index 1761-1849
94-98: Death Index 1845-1894
99-115: Vital Records 1761-1850
116-122: Vital Records 1845-1865
123-128: Births 1865-1884
129-137: Births 1884-1899
138-163: WPA Births 1844-1899
164-167:  Intentions 1850-1861
168-173:  Intentions 1861-1879
174-178:  Intentions 1879-1889
179-184: Marriages 1854-1871
185-190: Marriages 1871-1887
191-197: Marriages 1887-1899
198-226: WPA Marrs 1844-1909
227-233: Deaths 1862-1879
234-239: Deaths 1880-1894
240-246: Deaths 1894-1900
247-279 School Census 1885-1910
 
 

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 The Pittsfield vital records comprise 24 volumes of data and 15 volumes of indexes. Filmed data includes 19 original volumes from 1761-1899 and six typed books of births and marriages beginning in 1844. The typescripts were copied by the Works Project Administration (WPA) in 1939-1940. The filmed indexes include eight which reference the original data volumes and seven which index the WPA books and Book 1 of the town records. The WPA indexes are more readable, and appear to be more thorough, than the original indexes. Data and indexes published by the WPA are so indicated below.

Indexes to WPA Books:

Pittsfield Index: Births 1761-1938. Vol 1:A-F (WPA).

FICHES 1-10

Pittsfield Index: Births 1761-1938. Vol 2:G-M (WPA).

FICHES 11-19

Pittsfield Index: Births 1761-1938. Vol 3:N-Z (WPA).

FICHES 20-28

Pittsfield Index: Marriages 1761-1938. Vol 1:A-K (WPA).

FICHES 29-39

Pittsfield Index: Marriages 1761-1938. Vol 2:L-Z (WPA).

FICHES 40-49

Pittsfield Index: Deaths 1761-1938. Vol 1:A-K (WPA).

FICHES 50-60

Pittsfield Index: Deaths 1761-1938. Vol 2:L-Z (WPA).

FICHES 61-69

 

Indexes to Original Volumes:

Pittsfield Index: Births 1761-1849.

FICHES 70-72

Pittsfield Index: Births 1845-1891.

FICHES 72-77

Pittsfield Index: Intentions 1850-1889.

FICHES 78-81

Pittsfield Index: Marriages 1761-1849.

FICHES 82-85

Pittsfield Index: Marriages 1845-1871.

FICHES 85-87

Pittsfield Index: Marriages 1871-1904.

FICHES 87-92

Pittsfield Index: Deaths 1761-1849.

FICHES 93-94

Pittsfield Index: Deaths 1845-1894.

FICHES 94-98

 

Pittsfield Records Lib, 1761-1783. Vol 1. 25 pages.

Some deaths and marriages are recorded among the births and intentions.

Births 1747-1785; pp 1-17, 23-25

FICHE 99

Marriage Intentions 1762-1780, pp 1-22

FICHE 99

 

Pittsfield Town Records 1763-1798. Vol 2. 11 pages.

Some deaths and marriages are recorded among the intentions and births.

Marriage Intentions 1785-1792, 1795; 8 pages

FICHE 99

Births 1762-1798, 3 pages

FICHE 99

 

Pittsfield Records Copy 1753-1777. Vol 1. 32 pages.

Some marriages, baptisms, and deaths are intermixed with the records below.

Births 1747-1771, pp 289-302

FICHE 99

Marriage Intentions 1762-1774, pp 290-302

FICHE 99

Marriage Intentions & Births, pp 303-320

FICHE 100

 

Pittsfield Special Town Records 1761-1850.

(Births and deaths 1761-1844, pages 1-171, 175-176; marriages 1782-1845, pages 178-181.)Intentions & some Marriages ca 1825-1835, ca pp 1-39

FICHE 100

Intentions & some Marriages 1835-1850, pp 40-80

FICHE 101

Index to Family Records pp 27-171

FICHE 101

Family Records 1805-1841, pp 1-3

FICHE 101

Family Records 1741-1844, pp 4-73

FICHE 102

Deaths 1823-1833, pp 21, 46, 48

FICHE 102

Family Records 1770-1847, pp 74-143

FICHE 103

Shaker Deaths 1799-1840, p 94

FICHE 103

Deaths 1831-1842; pp 96, 100-101, 107, 126, 138-139

FICHE 103

Vital Records ca 1761-1850, ca pp 144-176

FICHE 104

 

Pittsfield Intentions, Marriages, Births, and Deaths By Families 1761-1825.

Family records are mainly births, with some related marriage and death dates. Among other records are earmarks (1792-1835, some illustrated) and fence divisions (1804-1807, 1820) on pages 25-30, 48-50 and 167.

Vital Records ca 1761-1825, ca pp 1-11

FICHE 104

Family Records 1779-1842; pp 12-14, 32-36, 38-39, 49-53

FICHE 105

Marriage Intentions 1798-1817, pp 15-24, 40-47, 55-69

FICHE 105

Deaths 1799, 1805-1810; pp 37, 50

FICHE 105

Marriage & Intentions 1817-1825, pp 70-93

FICHE 106

Family Records 1767-1850, pp 72, 93-127

FICHE 106

Family Records 1773-1853, pp 128-169

FICHE 107

 

Pittsfield Records 1772-1823. Book 1. 373 pages.

FICHES 108-115

(A copy of vital records from Volumes 1 and 2 of Town Records, the Special Town Records, Volumes 1 and 2 of the 1st Church Records, and the Union Parish records.)

 

Pittsfield Births, Marriages, Deaths 1845-1865. Vol 2. 292 pages.

Note that 1844 is the beginning date for these records, with the registration year then running from 1 May 1844 through 30 April 1845.

Births 1844-1852, pp 2-47

FICHE 116

Births 1852-1857, pp 48-95

FICHE 117

Births 1857-1862, pp 96-145

FICHE 118

Births 1862-1864, pp 146-165

FICHE 119

Marriages 1844-1852, pp 2-27

FICHE 119

Marriages 1852-1854, pp 28-53

FICHE 120

Deaths 1844-1850, pp 2-23

FICHE 120

Deaths 1850-1860, pp 24-73

FICHE 121

Deaths 1860, pp 74-77

FICHE 122

 

Pittsfield Births 1865-1884. Vol 3. 176 pages.

Births 1865-1868, pp 2-49

FICHE 123

Births 1868-1871, pp 50-83

FICHE 124

Births 1871-1874, pp 84-108

FICHE 125

Births 1875-1878, pp 109-132

FICHE 126

Births 1878-1881, pp 133-157

FICHE 127

Births 1881-1883, pp 158-176

FICHE 128

 

Pittsfield Births 1884-1899. Vol 4. 197 pages.

FICHES 129-137

 

Pittsfield Births 1844-1870. Book 2. 173 pages (WPA).

FICHES 138-146

Pittsfield Births 1871-1888. Book 3. 170 pages (WPA).

FICHES 147-155

Pittsfield Births 1889-1899. Book 4. 156 pages (WPA).

FICHES 156-163

 

Pittsfield Intentions of Marriage 1850-1861. 191 pp.

FICHES 164-167

Pittsfield Intentions of Marriage 1861-1879. 245 pp.

FICHES 168-173

 

Pittsfield Intentions of Marriage 1879-1889. 106 pages.

(pages 1-97, 100-102, 105, 125, 130, 132, 140, 150.)

FICHES 174-178

 

Pittsfield Marriages 1854-1871. Vol 3. 269 pages.

Marriages 1854-1856, pp 2-49

FICHE 179

Marriages 1856-1858, pp 50-99

FICHE 180

Marriages 1858-1861, pp 100-147

FICHE 181

Marriages 1861-1865, pp 148-195

FICHE 182

Marriages 1865-1868, pp 196-245

FICHE 183

Marriages 1868-1870, pp 246-269

FICHE 184

 

Pittsfield Marriages Jan 1871-Nov 1887. Vol 4. 142 pp.

FICHES 185-190

Pittsfield Marriages Nov 1887-Sep 1899. Vol 5. 148 pp.

FICHES 191-197

 

Pittsfield Marriages 1844-1870. Book 2. 156 pp. (WPA).

FICHES 198-205

Pittsfield Marriages 1871-1896. Book 3. 204 pp. (WPA).

FICHES 206-216

 

Pittsfield Marriages 1897-1909. Book 4. 198 pp. (WPA).

FICHES 217-227

Marriages 1909, pp ca 197-198

FICHE 227

 

Pittsfield Deaths Jan 1862-Jan 1879. Book 3. 191 pages.

When year and/or page number is missing from a page, track it by following registration numbers and dates of death.

Deaths 1861-1865, pp 1-ca 48

FICHE 228

Deaths 1865-1868, pp ca 49-95

FICHE 229

Deaths 1868-1870, pp ca 96-124

FICHE 230

Deaths 1870-1873, pp 125-148

FICHE 231

Deaths 1873-1876, pp 149-171

FICHE 232

Deaths 1876-1879, pp 172-191

FICHE 233

 

Pittsfield Deaths Jan 1880-Feb 1894. Book 4. 140 pages.

When year and/or page number is missing from a page, track it by following registrations numbers and dates of death.

Deaths 1880-1883, pp 1-23

FICHE 234

Deaths 1883-1886, pp 24-48

FICHE 235

Deaths 1886-1889, pp 49-ca 72

FICHE 236

Deaths 1889-1891, pp ca 73-96

FICHE 237

Deaths 1891-1892, pp ca 97-120

FICHE 238

Deaths 1892-1893, pp 120-140

FICHE 239

 

Pittsfield Deaths Jan 1894-Feb 1900. Book 5. 143 pp.

FICHES 240-246



PITTSFIELD SCHOOL CENSUSES 1885-1910
 

These censuses of 1885-1910 school children, arranged alphabetically by surname, provide name, age, date and place of birth (city, state or country), street or area of residence (with Pittsfield abbreviated Pfd), name of parent or guardian, and school attended. Further, records of 1885-1895 designate race (e.g., Irish, Scotch, German), and those of 1900-1910 show ward of residence. The Berkshire Atheneum stores these original census volumes.
 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1885. A-Z. About 110 pages.

Note a few incomplete and mixed entries after listings for "Z".

School Census 1885, A-L

FICHE 247

School Census 1885, L-Z+

FICHE 248

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1888. A-Z. About 100 pages.

School Census 1888, pp 1-59, A-M

FICHE 249

School Census 1888, pp 60-95, M-Z

FICHE 250

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1890. A-Z. About 105 pages.

School Census 1890, A-K

FICHE 251

School Census 1890, L-W

FICHE 252

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1891. A-Z. About 120 pages.

School Census 1891, A-I

FICHE 253

School Census 1891, J-Z

FICHE 254

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1892. A-Z. About 120 pages.

School Census 1892, A-K

FICHE 255

School Census 1892, K-Y

FICHE 256

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1893. A-Z About 130 pages.

See preface for key to numbers in race column.

School Census 1893, A-I

FICHE 257

School Census 1893, J-W

FICHE 258

School Census 1893, W-Z

FICHE 259

School Census 1894, W-Z (from below)

FICHE 259

School Census 1895, W-Z (from below)

FICHE 259

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1894. A-Z. About 130 pages.

See preface on fiche 257 for key to numbers in race column.

School Census 1894, A-I

FICHE 260

School Census 1894, J-W

FICHE 261

School Census 1894, W-Z

FICHE 259

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1895. A-Z. About 135 pages.

See preface for key to numbers in race column.

School Census 1895, A-H

FICHE 262

School Census 1895, I-V

FICHE 263

School Census 1895, W-Z

FICHE 259

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1900. A-Z. About 145 pages.

School Census 1900, A-H

FICHE 264

School Census 1900, H-S

FICHE 265

School Census 1900, S-Z

FICHE 266

School Census 1903, R-Z (from below)

FICHE 266

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1902. A-Z. About 145 pages.

School Census 1902, A-H

FICHE 267

School Census 1902, H-S

FICHE 268

School Census 1902, S-Z

FICHE 269

School Census 1904, S-Z (from below)

FICHE 269

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1903. A-Z. About 150 pages.

School Census 1903, A-G

FICHE 270

School Census 1903, H-R

FICHE 271

School Census 1903, R-Z

FICHE 266

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1904. A-Z. About 150 pages.

School Census 1904, A-H

FICHE 272

School Census 1904, H-R

FICHE 273

School Census 1904, S-Z

FICHE 269

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1905. A-Z. About 150 pages.

School Census 1905, A-G

FICHE 274

School Census 1905, G-Q

FICHE 275

School Census 1905, R-Z

FICHE 276

 

City of Pittsfield Attendance Records, 1910. A-Z. About 170 pages.

School Census 1910, A-G

FICHE 277

School Census 1910, G-O

FICHE 278

School Census 1910, P-Z

FICHE 279

   
     
     
       
       
 
     
     

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