Massachusetts Genealogy Crash Course

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From original passage on the Mayflower to their first winter in Cape Cod, the Pilgrims faced many a hardship when they established Plymouth Colony in 1620. Yet they endured. Genealogists can learn a lesson from their resilience: Whether your ancestor set sail on that fateful voyage or simply filed through one of Massachusetts’ bustling ports in the 19th century, this webinar will reveal a cornucopia of Bay State resources right at your fingertips.

SESSION STATUS: Digital Recording (Download Here)
DATE: On-Demand
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRICE: $39.99
PRESENTER:Grace Dobush, former online  editor of Family Tree Magazine, plus expert guests:
  • David Dearborn, staff genealogist with the New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Midge Frazel, cemetery blogger and Family Tree University instructor
  • David Lambert, online genealogist with the New England Historic Genealogical Society


  • Early immigration to the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies
  • Where to find ethnicity-based records for English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian and Italian ancestors
  • How to find your Mayflower ancestors
  • Resources for finding important records, such as the Massachusetts Archives and Massachusetts Vital Records Project
  • How to navigate state cemeteries
  • Searching old newspapers through archives at places like the Boston Public Library

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