Local Links – Pioneer Valley

Here are a few local Pioneer Valley links and resources to help you with your genealogy research. The Pioneer Valley refers to a specific area in Western Massachusetts, and is defined by the Connecticut River Valley. There are three counties in the Pioneer Valley: Hampden County (cities near Springfield, MA), Hampshire County (cities near Northampton, MA) and Franklin County (cities near Greenfield, MA).

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Local Links – Pioneer Valley

Family Search Affiliate at the Chicopee Public Library
449 Front Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Phone: (413) 594-1800
Note: The Family History Center in Ludlow, MA has closed and all LDS film is now located at the Chicopee Library.

Old Bones Genealogy of New England
This website is by your local genealogy expert, Dave Robison! He also has a blog, located here; but on his website he has a list of other websites some of which are not listed here on Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society’s website, and is worth looking at. Just click on the ‘Useful Documents’ link on his website.

Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA
Phone: 1-800-625-7738

Pioneer Valley History Network
This site is maintained by history professionals in Western Massachusetts. You will find some interesting resources on this page as well as history related events that are happening in our area.

Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: (413) 568-7833

Berkshire Athenaeum
One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Telephone (413) 499-9480