A Treasure Trove of Colonial History

The Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Boston itself, date back to 1620. The entire New England area is rich in colonial history, much of it faithfully documented by local historians. You’ll find a treasure trove of research resources in Boston. The major resources for genealogical research in the city include the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston Public Library and the State of Massachusetts Archives. These institutions offer a wealth of resources to help you trace your ancestry and build your family tree — and much of it is free...

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