New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy
Town Clerk[edit | edit source]
Brief History[edit | edit source]
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.
- Many of the men who left New Bedford, Massachusetts on whaling voyages from 1809 to 1927 are listed in the New Bedford Whaling Crew List Database: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/online_exhibits/crewlist/about.php Over 120,000 seamen are listed in the database.
- Other resources are available through the New Bedford Whaling Museum website: Whaling Museum
- Crew Lists of Whaling Vessels, ca. 1820-ca. 1915. District of New Bedford. NAID 4728319. National Archives at Boston
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
- 1807-1852 - New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Mass.) at Google News - free.
Migration[edit | edit source]
Migration routes for early European settlers to and from New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy included:
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