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Sunderland (Mass.)

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Sunderland Town Records, 1620-1912.

4 reels (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 409 mf

Although the Connecticut River Valley town of Swampfield was set off from Hadley in 1673, European settlement there was decimated by King Phillip’s War and with continued turmoil in the region, the town was not resettled by Europeans until after the turn of the eighteenth century. Officially incorporated as the town of Sunderland on Nov. 12, 1718, the town’s economy has been rooted in agriculture, taking advantage of the valley’s rich soils.

The five reels of microfilm of Sunderland’s records include vital records and information on town meetings, militia, and town finances.

Background on Sunderland (Mass.)

Although the Connecticut River Valley town of Swampfield was set off from Hadley in 1673, European settlement there was decimated by King Phillip’s War and with continued turmoil in the region, the town was not resettled by Europeans until after the turn of the eighteenth century. Officially incorporated as the town of Sunderland on Nov. 12, 1718, the town’s economy has been rooted in agriculture, taking advantage of the valley’s rich soils.

Contents of Collection

The five reels of microfilm of Sunderland’s records include vital records and information on town meetings, militia, and town finances.

Collection inventory
Vital records: 1716-1858 and 1636-1835
1636-1858
Reel 1
Militia records
1841-1912
Reel 2
Financial records: 1805-1860 and 1762-1809; Town Meetings and miscellaneous: 1833-1851 and 1757-1816
1857-1860
Reel 3
Town meetings and miscellaneous: 1673-1758 and 1673-1855
1673-1855
Reel 4
Historical and genealogical register: 1620-1899
1620-1899
Reel 5
Administrative information
Location of Originals

Microfilmed from originals in custody of the Town Clerk, Sunderland.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Dec. 2015.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Sunderland (Mass.) Town Records (MS 409 mf). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Sunderland (Mass.)--History

Types of material

  • Microfilm