Genealogical Sources

Where no biographical material for a person has been published, vital statistics and other sources can be used to provide basic data, especially date of death, which can then be used to find newspaper obituaries.

Ancestry Library Edition is a collection of vital records, directories, censuses, military records, and other material from the United States and Canada, intended for genealogical research. Includes United States federal census returns, 1790-1930.

Researching Your Family's History at the Massachusetts Archives

A guide to selected genealogical resources at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is the preeminent genealogical source for New England. Non-members may use the Library for a modest fee.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet is a vast compilation of links

The source: a guidebook of American genealogy, by L. D. Szucs & S. H. Luebking. 3rd ed. Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.
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