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* National Archives -- Pittsfield Region


The National Archives -- Pittsfield Region
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230

Telephone: (413) 445-6885, ext. 26


Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays


This branch of the National Archives holds approximately 60,000 microfilm rolls. Among their national records on microfilm are U.S. census records for all states from 1790-1920, excluding 1890; census records indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920; military service, pension, and bounty land records and indexes; selected naturalization records for New England, passenger arrival lists for selected ports, including Boston, New York, and Philadelphia; various Native American census records; and selected African-American records, including indexes to deposit ledgers in branches of the Freeman's Savings and Trust Co., 1865-1874.

Access to Records
On site Researchers who plan to use the microfilm records can do so in the self-service microfilm reader room. No appointment is necessary, but reservations are accepted from those who are driving from more than two hours away. Reservation requests must be mailed to the address listed above and can also be faxed to 413-445-7599. Self-service microfilm to paper copies are available.
Through the mail The National Archives staff will not do genealogical research for you. However, they can look up and copy a particular record if you have detailed information about that record. Costs are usually less than $10.
Literature available A number of important pamphlets are available through the Archives. You may consider ordering the following pamphlets to help you in your search:
  • Genealogical Research at the National Archives - Pittsfield Region
  • Select List of Publications of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Ordering Reproductions from the National Archives
  • Military Service Records in the National Archives of the United States
  • Using Records in the National Archives for Genealogical Research
  • Using Census Records
  • The National Archives Microfilm Rental Program

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