When:
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online (virtual)
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5f622aa42cb8826401be3b35

The Massachusetts Archives exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the government of Massachusetts. Its collections date back to the foundation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and new records are added every year. This talk will introduce you the collections that are useful for genealogists and family historians, from the straightforward vital records to the ambiguously named “Massachusetts Archives Collection.” We will discuss how the history of these records, how to access them, and how to effectively search for your ancestors.

Catherine Perreault is a Reference Archivist at the Massachusetts Archives. Before that she was a genealogical researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She holds an MLIS and an MA in History from Simmons University.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this event is happening over Zoom, the details for which will be sent via email to registrants about an hour prior to the program's start time.

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09/12/2020 18:00:00 09/12/2020 19:00:00 15 Family History at the Massachusetts Archives: Government Records as Genealogical Resources The Massachusetts Archives exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the government of Massachusetts. Its collections date back to the foundation of the Massachusetts Bay Co... Online (virtual), Boston, MA 02116 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit