Massachusetts Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy
May 5 @ 6:00 PM - May 19 @ 6:00 PM EDT
One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM
One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Whether your family connection to Massachusetts is 400 years old or 40, there is a treasure trove of genealogical resources waiting for you: vital records have been kept by towns since the early seventeenth century; newspapers have existed since colonial times; and there are thousands of published genealogies, local histories, study projects, and other references that exist for Massachusetts research. This online course will provide a century-by-century look at the records, resources, repositories, and research strategies that are essential to exploring your Massachusetts roots. We will also look at the historical context, settlement patterns, and migrations into—and out of—the state; from colony to Commonwealth.