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Re: Joseph ROM; Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA

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  • walnuttree3
    Tom, Thanks for the links! I did find a few leads that I will follow up on. I also found some info on other family surnames from the Pittsfield area! Thanks!
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 21, 2007
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      Tom, Thanks for the links! I did find a few leads that I will follow
      up on. I also found some info on other family surnames from the
      Pittsfield area! Thanks! Elaine


      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Knox"
      <tomknox2001@...> wrote:
      >
      > Elaine -
      >
      > > would I be able to find anything in Pittsfield city hall
      records ?
      >
      > Maybe, maybe not - depends upon whether Joseph was married in
      > Pittsfield and where the marriage was recorded and how well their
      > records are organized/indexed and whether they had the
      > classic "courthouse fire" and ...
      > The main problem is that you don't have as much as an approximate
      > year for the marriage - in which case, they might not be willing
      to
      > look for it at all! (but then again, they might.)
      > You would also be interested in determining where Joseph would
      have
      > been naturalized - his papers should be on file someplace.
      > Personal example: I was looking for a marriage, but didn't have an
      > exact date or year (only a range of years) - the county clerk
      > wouldn't look it up under those conditions, but she DID allow me
      to
      > look through the old record books myself, and I found it "the old
      > fashioned way".
      >
      > And here are some more links -
      > U.S.GenWeb for Berkshire County, MA
      > http://www.rootsweb.com/~maberksh/
      > U.S.GenWeb for Pittsfield (county seat of Berkshire County)
      > http://www.rootsweb.com/~maberksh/towns/pittsfield/pittsfield.htm
      > official website of Pittsfield
      > http://www.pittsfield-ma.org/
      > WikiPedia entry for Pittsfield
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsfield,_Massachusetts
      > BerkshireWeb
      > http://www.berkshireweb.com/
      >
      > - Tom Knox
      >
      >
      > --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "walnuttree3"
      > <walnuttree22@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Tom,
      > > Thank you for all of your info. I had found the 1860 censes
      > listing Joseph and Kate as well awhile back but it just added to
      the
      > mystery rather than solving anything; but the Annie Row listing in
      > the 1880 censes is interesting. In every censes John J. Rome
      listed
      > another country for where his father was from: Hungary,Austria and
      > > Germany.If Kate was Josephs first wife and Betty his second,
      would
      > I be able to find anything in Pittsfield city hall records about
      > > joseph and Betty's marraige do you know? Thanks you very much
      for
      > > your time and research.Elaine
      > >
      >
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