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Robin Mason
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As genealogists, we
often have short-term goals (such as find the obituary, gravestone, burial
record, will, etc., to provide an end date for an ancestor). But what about
long-term goals? Have you considered how to share your years of research with
your fam...
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Best lineage societies in Massachusetts
Lexington (MA) Minute Man statue As genealogists, we’re all
about finding connections to people and places. If you have ancestors who lived
in Massachusetts, it’s worth it to investigate these lineage societies, either
to join them yourself or to look up yo...
Lexington (MA) Minute Man statue As genealogists, we’re all about finding connections to people and places. If you have ancestors who lived in Massachusetts, it’s worth it to investigate these lineage societies, either to joi...
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Best Massachusetts genealogical and historical societies
New England Historic Genealogical Society As genealogists, it really
pays to become members of local genealogical and historical societies. It often
doesn’t matter if you live in Massachusetts or not. If you have ancestors or relatives
who lived in the Comm...
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Wright Museum depicts life in the military and at home
The sight of a World War II Army
tank crashing through a brick wall abruptly reminds us of how far-away military
actions affected people on the homefront. In the lakeside resort of Wolfeboro,
New Hampshire, you’ll find the tank at the   Wright Museum ,
alon...
The sight of a World War II Army tank crashing through a brick wall abruptly reminds us of how far-away military actions affected people on the homefront. In the lakeside resort of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, you’ll find the ta...
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Recording the Salem witch trials
Although parts of the Salem witch
trial papers appeared in various printed forms (such as Cotton Mathers’   Wonders of the Invisible World ),
it wasn’t until the 1930s that the government-run Works Progress Administration
(WPA) program transcribed the entir...
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New England historical and genealogical societies
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston What are the statewide historical and genealogical societies in New
England? American Antiquarian
Society New England
Historic Genealogical Society Connecticut Historical Society Connecticut Societ...
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston What are the statewide historical and genealogical societies in New England? American Antiquarian Society New England Historic Genealogical Society Connecticut Historical So...
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Boston's connection to the War of 1812
USS Constitution Docked at the former Charlestown
Navy Shipyard, the   USS   Constitution   is Boston’s most iconic symbol of the War
of 1812. Built at Edmund Hartt’s shipyard in Boston, the three-masted heavy
frigate was launched in 1797 to provide U.S. Na...
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Best heritage and ethnic genealogical societies in Massachusetts
As genealogists, you may
find that heritage groups and ethnic societies will open windows to your past.
Besides avenues of research, connecting to these groups may help you understand
more about your family customs, costumes, holidays, foods, traditions, an...
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Massachusetts' connection to the Titanic
RMS Titanic Traveling from Southampton,
England, to New York City, the maiden voyage of the luxury liner   RMS Titanic   ended in disaster. On April 15, 1912,
the   Titanic   struck an iceberg in the North
Atlantic Ocean and sank, along with more than 1,500...
RMS Titanic Traveling from Southampton, England, to New York City, the maiden voyage of the luxury liner RMS Titanic ended in disaster. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank, al...
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Massachusetts 1865 state census index and images online
Federal censuses are great tools for finding families at a given time
and place, especially when vital records are not available. Some states, such
as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, also created their own state censuses for
representation purposes midway b...
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New England vital records
Where do I find birth,
marriage, and death records? CONNECTICUT The  Barbour
Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records  lists most recorded
birth, marriage, and death records to 1850. All 55 volumes, which cover 137
towns, were published by Genealogical ...
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Top 10 marketing tips for publishing your genealogy
Spread the word about
your publication! Now that you've
published your book, you need to find ways to reach the people who want to read
it. Try these marketing ideas: Let your relatives know about your book or article and
where they can get a copy. Men...
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In her circles
427 people
Have her in circles
175 people
Matt Foreman's profile photo
Rebecca Christensen's profile photo
Marcee Lee Winthrop's profile photo
Shauna Hicks's profile photo
Laura Flanagan's profile photo
Ian Hadden's profile photo
Leslie Lawson's profile photo
Lori Alper (Groovy Green Livin)'s profile photo
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An avid genealogist, I have been researching my family tree for 25 years. My roots are deep in Boston and New England, though my ancestors have led me on a merry chase throughout the United States and Scotland. 

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Henry Stiles’ rule #3: Genealogy scams
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Clippings from the Townley estate scams In A Hand-Book of Practical Suggestions for the Use of Students in Genealogy (1899), Henry R. Stiles

Medical records useful in genealogical research
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At a recent auction, “doctors’ appointment books, journals, etc., early prescriptions starting with 1830s, early medical treatment publicati

Finding Boston probate records
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Probate records can add more to your genealogy than heirs and possibly death dates; it can add stories and intrigue. At the Massachusetts Ar

Boost Your Creativity With Simple Acts of Mindfulness
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Is “multitasking” impacting our ability to think clearly? That’s what author Maria Konnikova believes. She told me that mindless task switch

USS Constitution sails again
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On August 19, 2012, the venerable USS Constitution set sail to commemorate its defeat of the British frigate HMS Guerriere 200 years ago. Bu

Massachusetts genealogy and history blogs (Photos)
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Thomas MacEntee's Geneabloggers web site lists almost 3,000 genealogy blogs, from personal musings to professional insights, and everything

Genealogist’s bookshelf: Pilgrims
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There are many books about the Pilgrims who settled Plymouth Colony, including Governor William Bradford's own Of Plymouth Plantation and th

Religious dissent brings Pilgrims and Puritans to New England
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Religious upheavals in England were one of the reasons why the New World appealed to early settlers such as the Pilgrims and Puritans. It al

1940 Census Index Project posts remaining five states
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On August 21, the FamilySearch blog posted that the 1940 Census Community Project has completed indexing all 50 states and uploaded the inde

Pilgrims, Puritans, and the Bible
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Religion was an integral part of life in England. By law, church attendance was required; nonattendance meant fines, imprisonment, or worse.

Haunted Happenings in Salem for genealogists
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This week kicks off the annual, month-long Haunted Happenings events in Salem, Massachusetts, starting with the Haunted Happenings Grand Par

How to Write a "Cousin Bait" Genealogy Blog Post
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Last week I shared with you how I used a "cousin bait" blog post to reach out to others who have information on my ancestors. I refer to it

Ten great ideas for the genealogist in your family
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It's that time of year again, with everyone trying to find the right gift for everyone. It's not always easy, but a great way is to buy the

Pilgrims and Puritans find religious freedom in the New World
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When we think of the Pilgrims and Puritans who first settled Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, we often picture them as austere peopl

Monarchs of England 1509-1649: Religious dissent brings Pilgrims and Pur...
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View a slideshow of ‘Monarchs of England 1509-1649: Religious dissent brings Pilgrims and Puritans to the New World’ and other Boston geneal

October is family history month
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Numerous U.S. states, including Massachusetts, recognize October as Family History Month. Plan ahead before Thanksgiving and the winter holi

Ancestor-based family associations in Massachusetts
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To honor ancestors and to help find cousins, some people have created family associations based on a specific ancestor or couple. These are

Newspapers: beyond birth notices, wedding announcements, and obituaries
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Newspapers may provide stories of your ancestors—and clues to their descendants—even long after they have died. As mentioned previously, the

Marian's Roots and Rambles: FREE Ancestry World Subscription for You and...
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Earlier today I wrote about Ancestry.com's new Death Record Challenge. It's an opportunity for you to learn how to use death records in gene

Samuel Sewall: Salem witch judge
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Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) was a devout Puritan, a Boston merchant, and a magistrate who was actively engaged in his community. The reason we