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State Research Collection: MASSACHUSETTS

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SKU# W5329

This all digital state collection is designed to support and enhance the search for your Massachusetts family. The collection includes:

Massachusetts Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Bay State Ancestors OnDemand Webinar

Presenter: Grace Dobush, online community editor of Family Tree Magazine, plus expert guests
Duration: 60 minutes

About the Webinar:

Few states match Massachusetts' wealth of records. Whether your ancestors were Mayflower pilgrims or came through one of Massachusetts' bustling ports in the 19th century, you'll learn techniques and tricks for finding them and the records they left behind in this OnDemand webinar.

What you'll learn:

  • Essential Massachusetts history
  • Details on vital records and immigration in the state
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left
  • The best websites for Massachusetts research

Who will benefit:

  • Anyone with Massachusetts Roots
  • Researchers with New England heritage

Massachusetts Research Guide Digital Download

Trace your Massachusetts ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:

  • a how-to article detailing Massachusetts' history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there

  • the best Web sites, books and other resources for Massachusetts research, handpicked by our editors and experts

  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need

  • descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors' lives and times, including visitor information

  • timeline of key events in the state's history

  • full-color map to put your research in geographical context

Plus, each guide contains active Web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.

Family Tree Sourcebook: Massachusetts Download

Discover your Massachusetts roots with this indispensable directory of county and town records details. The Massachusetts section of the Family Tree Sourcebook puts essential genealogy information at your fingertips, including:

  • A research summary with historical background, record highlights and genealogy tips
  • Detailed listings of available records in each county, including when they started and where to get them
  • Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies that may have records of your family—enhanced with live links so you can click directly to the repositories' websites
  • A map showing county boundaries within Massachusetts
  • A bibliography of additional resources to further your research
This comprehensive guide to key Massachusetts sources will help you unlock the family history treasures hidden in county courthouses and other archives. And the convenient digital format means you can carry it to the library on your laptop or print out pages to tote in your research binder.

City Guide: Boston Digital Download

The four-page Boston City Guide download includes:

  • essential history and facts
  • details on available genealogy records
  • websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
  • the top five historic sites
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.

SKU W5329
File Type MP4, PDF, WMV
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