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Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
Native American Tribes of Massachusetts - Did you know the name "Massachusetts" is an
Algonquian Indian word? It comes from the Wampanoag word Massachuset, which means "by
the range of hills." The Wampanoag Indians were not the only native people of this region,
Note: These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.
Census & Lists of various kinds:
Canadians Who Served - with Massachusetts Regiments During the American Civil War (a list).
Civilian Conservation Corps - (CCC), Pictures, Mount Greyluck Reservation (1933 to 1935)
Civil War Reserach Center - database of 150,000 servicemen who served with Massachusetts
regiments duing the Civil War
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - The Roster and Genealogy Project of the 15th
Massachusetts online. The 1st Andrew Sharpshooters, Civil War -- history, biography, genealogy,
photos of original members of the 15th.
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - The 54th Company I; Portraying the experience of the
African American soldier in the American Civil War in South Carolina
Extinct Massachusetts Counties:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list an extinct county, please contact us.)
Families and Surnames:
"Salem Witch" Susannah Martin - Descendants
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list a local society, please contact us.)
Ghost Towns of Massachusetts - Numerous listings.
Historical interest Items, etc.:
Plymouth Colony Archive Project - a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records,
colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans,
maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of
selected colonists; and architectural, archaeological and material culture studies. Among other
works, published here for the first time are a Glossary and Notes on Plymouth Colony,
Seventeenth Century Timber Framing, and Vernacular House Forms in Seventeenth Century
Plymouth Colony: An Analysis of Evidence from the Plymouth Colony Room-by-Room Probate
Inventories 1633-1685, by Patricia Scott Deetz and James Deetz. — Partial Quote from website.
Massachusetts Historical Markers - Multiple listings with a "close-up" of each.
Salem Witch Museum - Salem's most visited museum.
Harvard University - The name Harvard comes from the college's first benefactor, the young
minister John Harvard of Charlestown. Upon his death in 1638, he left half his estate to the
institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay
Libraries & Newspapers:
Andover-Harvard Theological Library - (Harvard Divinity School), Biographical and Genealogical
Digital Commonwealth - This site provides access to photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings,
and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by
members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and
historical societies from across Massachusetts (Massachusetts Collections Online).
Publication Archive Index - Love old newspaper articles? Researching your family history? Have
roots in Western Massachusetts? Then look no farther. Here are over 31,700 full text articles
from the Greenfield (Mass.) Gazette & Courier, dating from January 1, 1870 to September,
Maps of Massachusetts - 1895 US Atlas.
Migrations to, from and through:
Migration Records - Massachusetts Migration / Ship Passenger Lists
National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
Massachusetts - Massachusetts celebrates the American ideals of liberty and freedom through its
history and cultural resources. Learn about African American history, significant historical figures
of the political, architecture, and literary worlds. Make your way to the coast to explore the
coastal natural resources, and the maritime, social, economic, and environmental history of the
Historic Ipswich, Massachusetts - Home to artists, writers, performers and musicians, Ipswich is
renowned for its natural and cultural heritage.
State Capital City: Boston (Capital since 1630 - located in Suffolk County)
The State name: Named after the Massachusetts Indians that lived in the Massachusetts Bay Region. Massachusetts means "large hill place."
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
Braintree, Massachusetts - Vital Records 1640-1793 (also see Norfolk County).
Early birth records - 1744-1997, several counties listed (State of Massachsetts). The following
searches can be performed: *Surname only, *Surname and First Name, *Any other
combination of options. Note: Surname is required.
Hampshire County - Ware township index to birth and death records for 1735-1829
(also see Hampshire County).
Suffolk County - The Boston Jewish Advocate Obituary Database (also see Suffolk County).
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we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S).
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