State Links – Massachusetts

Here are a few Massachusetts State links and resources to help you with your genealogy research. You may find these resources helpful since they cover the entire state of Massachusetts.

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State Links – Massachusetts

Digital Commonwealth
This is a cooperative project that contains many pictures of towns in Massachusetts. You can also find scholarly articles from the Scholarworks project at the University of Massachusetts. These articles cover many different subjects, not just history or genealogy.

Digital Treasures
This site is a cooperative and collaborative effort of one hundred seventy-three (173) Libraries and schools in Central and Western Massachusetts and is growing all the time. With a library card from your local library you have access to a wide variety of library holdings.The Digital Treasures link on this website takes you to the Digital Commonwealth website which is a wonderful resource for finding photographs about the local history of towns in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Phone: (617) 536-1608

Massachusetts State Archives
Commonwealth Museum and State Archives Building
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 727-2816
This free website contains birth, marriage, and death records from 1841 to 1910 with an index to Boston passenger records from 1848 to 1891. This website is currently working on uploading vital records from 1916 to1920.

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Research membership $89.95 for one year
99 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (888) 296-3447
This fee based website gives you access to over three thousand (3,000) online databases, including access to a large Massachusetts database of vital records, church, town, and probate records.