Power Course: Massachusetts Genealogy


  • You’re just starting to seek our Massachusetts genealogy
  • You’ve hit a brick wall in your Bay State research
  • You have ancestors from Boston and want tips specific to that city

Whether your ancestor was a Plymouth Pilgrim, an employee of the Massachusetts Bay Company or dumped tea in the Boston Harbor, this class will help you root out your Massachusetts family. Both newcomers to New England and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Bay State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to give you an heaping dose of learning on one topic. You’ll have one week to go through about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to go out to dinner, you’ll heavily expand your research skills, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Basic Massachusetts history, vital records and immigration, ethnicity-based records and top websites
  • Top records sources for Massachusetts family research, fast facts and key resources
  • A breakdown of Massachusetts counties, record highlights, research tips and general resources
  • Richmond genealogy essentials, such as the City of Boston Registry Division and Suffolk Registry of Deeds


  • A one-hour video presentation on Massachusetts genealogy records and research strategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining Massachusetts genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Massachusetts history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • A PDF city guide of Boston that documents key websites, resources and research strategies


  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.

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