New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States
Bristol County
New Bedford

Town Clerk

Dennis Farias, City Clerk
133 William St, Room 118
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-979-1450
Fax: 508-991-6225
Email: to order vital records

Brief History

New Bedford is nicknamed, "The Whaling City," because during the 19th century it was one of the most important, if not the most important whaling ports in the world.



  • 1807-1852 - New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Mass.) at Google News - free.


Migration routes for early European settlers to and from New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy included:[1]


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Adjacent towns: Bristol Co.: Acushnet | Dartmouth | Fairhaven | Freetown | Dukes Co.: Gosnold