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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Most of its population of 6.4 million lives in the Boston metropolitan area. The eastern half of the state is made up of urban, suburban, and rural areas, while Western Massachusetts is mostly rural. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states. It ranks third among U.S. states in GDP per capita.

     Massachusetts has been significant throughout American history. Plymouth was the second permanent English settlement in North America. Many of Massachusetts's towns were founded by colonists from England in the 1620s and 1630s. During the eighteenth century, Boston became known as the "Cradle of Liberty" for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. In the late eighteenth century, Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to abolish slavery. It was also a center of the temperance movement and abolitionist activity before the American Civil War.






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Genealogical Archives & Libraries


·         State Library of Massachusetts, 341 State House, Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133; Ph: 617.727.2590

·         Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02117


Historical & Genealogical Societies



Historical Places 

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by Surname




The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.



McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families



Blew;   Dillowe;   Goffe;   Greenland;   Paine;   Raynsford;   Shute;   Sprague;   Vergoose


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families



To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources



Free Genealogy
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Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.







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Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?


Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties


The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Middlesex;   Suffolk


Gazetteer of Places

of Places


The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.



List of municipalities in Massachusetts

List of airports in Massachusetts

List of Massachusetts railroads

List of mountains in Massachusetts

List of Massachusetts rivers

List of colleges and universities in Massachusetts

List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston


Massachusetts Cities - profiles of 2,258 Massachusetts cities, towns & neighborhoods

Massachusetts Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Massachusetts Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Massachusetts Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code


* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails


County Research (Genealogical)

County Research



Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.





Barnstable · Berkshire · Bristol · Dukes · Essex · Franklin · Hampden ·

Hampshire ·  Middlesex · Nantucket · Norfolk · Plymouth · Suffolk · Worcester


County Research  (General)

County Research


Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.





Barnstable · Berkshire · Bristol · Dukes · Essex · Franklin · Hampden ·

 Hampshire · Middlesex · Nantucket · Norfolk · Plymouth · Suffolk · Worcester





Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Where in the World are My Ancestors?


Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK



to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 









The Google search engine

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sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 



General Resources



·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·  (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·  - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers


·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

· - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project








Locality Specific Resources

·Massachusetts - Wikipedia

·State of Massachusetts Facts and Information

·Massachusetts State Information  (50

·Linkpendium – Massachusetts

·Cyndi’s List (Massachusetts)

·Massachusetts (historical societies)

·Massachusetts Resources at RootsWeb

·Family Search (IGI Records for Massachusetts)





Our Genealogy 
Reference Library


The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.


Research Library – Table of Contents





Contact Information

Contact Information





Snail Mail:

889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051



Pony Express:

27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4