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There are thousands of web sites out there specializing in genealogy.  We are not one of them, and do not aim to be.  But when we come across a particularly good site or when a historical society or museum makes a point of their genealogy resources, we list it here.  If you know of any more collections that should be here, please e-mail us.

 

 

Genealogy  Massachusetts

 
  Genealogy Pages:  AK-CO, CT, GA-IA, IL, IN-KS, KY-LAMA, MD-MEMN, MO-MT, NE-NH, NY, OH-OR, PA, TX, VA-ZZ  

 

 

Massachusetts
Abington
Dyer Memorial Library
28 Centre Street
PO Box 2245
Abington MA 02351
Phone 781 878-8480
Web Site http://www.dyerlibrary.org/
Description privately funded library holds extensive historical collections, as well as artifact collections
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Field of Study/Science Facility Genealogy
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 06/03/2003

 

  Boston

  New England Historic Genealogical Society

  101 Newbury Street

  Boston   MA  02116    

  Phone  617 536-5740

  Web Site http://www.newenglandancestors.org/Default.asp

  Description  large genealogy society, with a research library in the heart of Boston

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  History Resource

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Collection N-Z   Manuscripts

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  5/1/2007

  Massachusetts
 
Braintree
 
General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace
 
786 Washington Street
 
Braintree  MA  02184    
 
Phone  617 848-1640
 
Web Site  http://www.key-biz.com/ssn/Braintree/hist_soc.html
 
Description  local history in house of General  important in founding West Point as a                         military academy
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Field of Study  Genealogy
 
Collection A-F  Furniture
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1720
 
Owner/Operator:  Braintree Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  07/12/2003

  Malden
 
Malden Public Library
 
36 Salem Street
 
Malden           MA         02148  
 
Phone              617 324-0218
 
Web Site      http://www.maldenpubliclibrary.org/localhis.html-Top
 
Description      library with fine arts collection on display, extensive local history collections  Type of Resource       Museum
 
Primary Focus    Arts
 
Field of Study/Science Facility   Genealogy
 
Collection N-Z     Paintings
 
Research /Reading   Library
 
New or Updated:                 11/23/2003

  Massachusetts
 
Norton
 
Norton Historical Society
 
18 West Main St
 
Norton  MA  02766     
 
Phone  508 285-7070
 
Web Site  http://www.nortonma.org/boards/historical_society.shtml
 
Description  mostly document oriented, operates Old School House
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
New or Updated:  09/20/2003


  Plymouth
 
Mayflower Society Museum
 
4 Winslow Street
 
PO Box 3297
 
Plymouth   MA   02361    
 
Phone   508 746-3188
 
Web Site  http://www.mayflower.org/museum.htm
 
Description  located in mansion, overlooks harbor where replica Mayflower is moored
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era  1754
 
Owner/Operator:  General Society of Mayflower Descendants
 
New or Updated:   12/27/2003

  MA

  Plympton

  Plympton Historical Society

  189 Main Street

  Plympton  MA   02367    

  Phone  781 585-9648

  Web Site  *****

  Description

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Historical Society

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  New or Updated:  5/3/2006


  Massachusetts

  Salem

  Higginson Book Company

  148 Washington St

  Salem MA 01970    

  Phone   978 745-7170

  Web Site  http://www.higginsonbooks.com/

  E-mail  mailto:orders@higginsonbooks.com

  Description  publisher of books and maps geared to the genealogy research community

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Merchant

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Collection A-F Books

  Collection G-M  Maps

  New or Updated:  1/5/2005


  Shelburne Falls
 
Shelburne Historical Society
 
33 Severance Street
 
PO Box 86
 
Shelburne Falls    MA   01370    
 
Phone   413 625-6150
 
Web Site  http://merrill.olm.net/shs/
 
Description  Located in former Arms Academy, hold local memorabilia
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:   1/12/2004

  Massachusetts
 
Taunton
 
Old Colony Historical Society
 
66 Church Green
 
Taunton  MA  02780    
 
Phone  508 822-1622
 
Web Site  http://www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:Oldcolony@oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org
 
Description  former Bristol Academy building with local artifacts including 1790s fire                         wagon, Revolutionary war drum and more
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Collection A-F  Dolls
 
Collection N-Z  Portraits
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era      1853
 
New or Updated:  11/05/2003
 

  MA

  Westford

  Westford Museum & Historical Society

  2-4 Boston Road

  PO Box 411

  Westford  MA  01886    

  Phone  978 692-5550

  Web Site www.westford.com/museum

  E-mail  mailto:museum@westford.com

  Description  active local museum in former Westford Academy

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Schoolhouse

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  7/21/2006

 

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