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Revision as of 01:24, 15 August 2013

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Massachusetts Research Guide

Introduction to Massachusetts Research

Get Started with These Resources

* Birth/Christening * Census
* Marriage * Probate
* Death * Military
* Church * Migration
* Land/Property * Local Resources

Try These Records Next

Massachusetts History and Geography

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts entered the Union on February 6, 1788, as the sixth state. It is governed under its original constitution, which was adopted in 1780. Boston (also known as "The Hub" and "Beantown") became the capitol city of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632. It has served as the state capitol since 1780. For more information about the history of Massachusetts, see the Massachusetts History article.

Research Tools

  • The Massachusetts GenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
  • Massachusetts Land Records provides access to indexes and search tools to find recorded records. Some counties have records, with images, available back to 1900.
  • County Creation Dates and Divisions showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties.

Training and Help

Help Wanted on the Massachusetts Wiki pages


In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:

  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more

Find more opportunities to help with the Massachusetts pages.

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