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Massachusetts Genealogical Council

Member Societies

A delegate from NEAPG, a member society, and MGC's Director of Communications staff the MGC booth at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.

Our Member Societies

African-American History and Genealogy Society––New England Chapter

The New England Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS-NE) was formed in 1997 as a non-profit organization to promote genealogical research of African-American heritage at all levels, beginner to professional. AAHGS-NE is affiliated with the national organization of the same name headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is one of 34 chapters in the United States.

Alliance of Massachusetts Genealogists

The Alliance is a new society that offers training lectures and research services and resources. Based in Brockton, MA at the same facility as the Friends of Irish Research and the home of the David Allen Lambert Library.  The library includes over 15,000 digital books, a microfilm collection, and computer access to the all the latest subscription services. The library is staffed by experienced researchers and historians.

Cape Cod Genealogical Society

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society (CCGS) is a central resource for genealogy researchers who live on Cape Cod or who have Cape Cod (Barnstable County) family connections. Founded in 1971, CCGS acquires, catalogs, and preserves genealogical and historical information emphasizing, but not limited to, Cape Cod.

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society

Welcome!  The Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society is a group of dedicated genealogists who are committed to sharing their combined wealth of research information with both newcomers to genealogy and with more advanced researchers.  They regularly staff several outreach programs in local libraries and senior centers each month and invite you to join them for help with your personal research.  They hold monthly membership meetings which are open to the general public where their guest speakers will educate and entertain you!  Also, many of their members have worked diligently to compile detailed cemetery books for many surrounding communities.  A complete list can be found on the society website.

Essex Society of Genealogists

Organized in 1975, as a chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, the Essex Society of Genealogists (ESOG) became an independent society in 1981. They are home based at the Local History and Genealogy Room of the Lynnfield Public Library. Their collection includes approximately 3000 volumes of genealogies and town histories. The collection also includes a complete run of the Massachusetts vital records in printed form and on microfiche, microfilm of Essex county census, early probate, and deed records, and many journals and genealogical periodicals. They also house some sources for other areas outside of Essex county such as greater New England, New York, and Atlantic Canada.

Falmouth Genealogical Society

The Falmouth Genealogical Society was founded in 1985 to promote an interest in genealogy and family history and to provide local genealogists an opportunity to participate in educational programs and the sharing of research results and challenges.

Friends of Irish Research

The Friends of Irish Research is group of friends with over 125 years of research experience that offer seminars and consultations.  The group specializes in Irish research and helping others break through their brick walls. Friends also has a repository for a growing number of digital books and genealogical materials.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth, study and exchange of ideas and information among people interested in Jewish genealogical research and family history.

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG), a non-profit, educational organization, was founded in 1975 with the purpose of promoting and encouraging Massachusetts genealogical research at all levels, beginner, amateur, and professional.

New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

Welcome to all New England APG members! The New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) was officially recognized in December 2007, nearly five years after recognition of its parent, the Greater Boston Chapter of APG.

New England Historic and Genealogical Society

Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the oldest and most respected nonprofit genealogical organization in the country. We invite you to learn more about how NEHGS can help you explore a wealth of resources and research tools to discover your family’s story today.

Old Bones Genealogy of New England

Old Bones Genealogy of New England is a genealogy research company organized and run by Dave Robison. Dave specializes in client consultation and research, teaching at all levels, DNA education and has made presentations and conducted workshops throughout New England especially in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is also Registrar for the Pomeroy Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society

Since its beginning in 1972, the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (WMGS) has been assisting researchers at all levels, from beginners to those with years of experience.

WMGS serves the Western Massachusetts counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Franklin, as well as the Connecticut counties of Litchfield, Hartford, and Tolland including anyone with ancestors from this area.