Massachusetts Genealogy Resources

Here are the resources I've found most useful for genealogical research in Massachusetts. This page is always being updated as I discover new tools and please don't hesitate to submit additions or inform me about broken links.

Alden Kindred of America - this lineage society also includes an 8-generation database. If you descend from John Alden, you might find your family in it.

Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Project - this is a transcription of the book by William T. Davis. If you have any family in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the 1800s or prior, it is well worth searching the index for their surname(s) and reading the entries.

Massachusetts GenWeb Project - the GenWeb Project is broken down by state, county, and town. It's worth visiting their pages to see what local resources are provided.

Middleborough Public Library - the Digital Library at the Middleborough Public Library is a fantastic resource if you have ancestors from the area. The Digital Library includes a Middleborough Gazette Index, a Vital Records Index, Cemeteries, Historic Homes, and much more.

The Plymouth Colony Archives Project - this is another multi-faceted collection that includes a wide variety of records from the 1600s, including wills, probates, court records, and biographies. If your ancestors were part of Plymouth Colony, it is well worth checking out this website.

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archives & Transcription Project - if you have ancestors who were in and around the Salem, Massachusetts area during the time of the Witch Trials, this excellent resources has what you need. There are court records, record books, personal letters, and much more listed here for your perusal.

Wareham Vital Records from Town Books 1 and 2 - if you have ancestors who lived in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, this site is fantastic. It has births, deaths and marriages for Wareham.

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