Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the
Simply the best place to get information for your research. A bookmark
Ellis Island Foundation
Search Ellis Island immigration records and find the ship your ancestor
came in on, and see a picture of the ship, too!
LDS Family Search
The LDS library has the largest family history collection in the world.
There are branch libraries all over the country. Learn how to start your
family history, search for your ancestors in their vast record
collections, get step-by-step research guidance on searching for your
ancestors, view maps, forms, guides, and other research helps.
New England Historic
Genealogical Society (Subscription for certain services)
The oldest genealogical society in the country. For over 150 years, NEHGS
has helped new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New
England and around the world. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, NEHGS
today has over 20,000 members worldwide.
Rootsweb Genealogy Website
The oldest and largest free genealogy website. Search family trees,
message boards, SSDI records, and some vital records are available.
Federal Land Patents
Vital Records 1600-1849 Online
National Archives and Records Administration
NARA Microfilm Rental Program
Security Death Index
Gravestones of the 17th, 18th & 19th Century
Their major goal is to photograph and display the most interesting old
gravestones in Barnstable County before they are lost to the ravages of
time. A related goal is to provide reasonably complete gravestone records
from the earliest in 1683 up to 1860 or later for all Barnstable County
cemeteries. Information about the gravestone carvers and gravestone styles
is included. Reference sources for cemetery surveys done over the last one
hundred years are provided for further research.
Massachusetts Civil War
This site contains a comprehensive collection of information pertaining to
soldiers, sailors and marines who served in Massachusetts units and
regiments during the Civil War. Information found on this site was taken
in part from documents prepared, compiled and published by the Adjutant
General's Office of Massachusetts in 1888.
Local History & Genealogy
Research Massachusetts local history by county, category & era via
extensive collection of history and genealogy links, to learn about our
ancestors and the history they lived. Do you want to explore new
directions to solve the unsolved mystery? What was home and family life
like? What did they eat? wear? read? What were the important happenings?
Why were the wars fought and who fought them? How in the world did they
move about? What is a tythingman anyway? Answers to those questions and
more can be found on this website.
Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony:
A educational study guide for instruction on the Mayflower, Pilgrims,
Plymouth Colony, Native Americans and much more. Contains original
artwork. Written by Duane A. Cline, former Education Chairman of the
General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Chinese Historical Society of New England/Waterman Scholarship
The objective of this scholarship
is to encourage Chinese American students to become well-versed in their
heritage and to contribute to the Chinese American community in New
Christine's Genealogy Website
African American Genealogy Resources: States/Massachusetts
Discover the African-Americans who lived in Massachusetts and the
contributions they made to the settlement of the area, i.e. who was the
first black student to attend MIT?
Antique Town Maps for
Genealogy & History
Reproductions of old town maps
with family names are offered for sale.
Family History Centers
A list of addresses, phone numbers and hours of operation from the
Genealogy Home Page.
Web Sites for the State of Massachusetts
The official government website
for researching Massachusetts cities.
Tour of Massachusetts History
Interesting and fun facts about
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.