I've been reading through the early laws of Massachusetts Bay, the 17th century colonial laws, excerpting those that are most-relevant to genealogists, such as those pertaining to qualifications for marriage, processing of estates, land transactions and such.  I think this could make a useful pamphlet or e-book. In order to find these nuggets, however, I [...]

In front of Dover City Hall (288 Central Ave., Dover, NH) stands a Spanish-American memorial.  A similar sight can be found in many New England towns.  Although largely ignored by passersby, the inscribed plates on the statue base contain quite a lot of information of interest to genealogists, including a list of Dover residents who [...]

A new reference has just been published that will make a "reasonably exhaustive research" a little less exhausting for New England genealogists,  Vital Record Manuscripts at the State Historical Societies in New England. In New England, most of us are familiar with the government held records, found in town halls, court houses and state archives.  [...]

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