MSOG is made up of chapters throughout Massachusetts: Bristol, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex, and Worcester. Each chapter has its own governing board of officers, annual meeting, and election. Each chapter is a member of the state board and is represented by the chapter's president. Chapters do not meet during the months of July and August.

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Writing Contest for 2018

Anyone may submit an entry. Nonmembers of MSOG pay a submission fee of $10.
Deadline is 1 August 2018.
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Upcoming Meetings

February 2018

Worcester Feb. 3
Middlesex Feb. 10
Bristol Feb. 18
Merrimack Valley Feb. 24

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Please help us properly acknowledge our Chapter Presidents: Kathleen Hrenko-Rubano, Deborah Lee Stewart, Diane Brooks-Sherry and Charlene Key Sokal! Thank your president!

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists is a not for profit organization from which hundreds of Genealogists, from beginner to professional, derive true benefit because of the effort extended by volunteers like these! We appreciate you. Members show your #ChapterPride! Thank your president! #Bristol #Middlesex #MerrimackValley #Worcester
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The Bristol Chapter of MSOG, Inc. is proud to host The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor for the Photo Detective Roadshow! You won't want to miss this event... mark your calendars! ... See MoreSee Less

Bristol Chapter - March Meeting

March 17, 2018, 11:00am - March 18, 2018, 2:00pm

Photo Detective Roadshow with Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, and Bristol Chapter members will explore member photos to discover hidden hints in identifying people, places or eras. Maureen will also be available after the presentation for private consults for $20/photo. Visit The Photo Detective website at 11:00 Business Meeting 11:30 Member Sharing 12:00 Presentation - Photo Detective Roadshow The meeting is open to the public, you do not need to be a member to attend. For more information contact:

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MGC 2018 Educational Seminar

April 7, 2018, 8:00am - April 8, 2018, 5:00pm

ATTEND ONE OR BOTH DAYS SATURDAY PROGRAM: 3 tracks and MGC members only workshop: * DNA Track. Jennifer Armstrong Zinck: DNA & Your Family Tree; After the Test: Exploring AncestryDNA Results; Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Standards in Genetic Genealogy; Finding Fayette’s Father: Autosomal DNA Reveals Misattributed Parentage. * Records Track. Karen Maurer Jones: Records Created by New York’s Towns, Counties, and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources; New York Land Records: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars and Land. David Allen Lambert: Researching Revolutionary War Veterans; Researching Civil War Veterans. * Focus on archives and libraries: American Antiquarian Society; Digital Commonwealth Collections; Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Library; Springfield History Library and Archives. * MGC members only workshop with Dr. Thomas Jones: Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses: Planning an Exhaustive Search. JOIN MGC OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP SUNDAY PROGRAM: research methodology track Dr. Thomas Jones, FASG, FNGS, FUGA * What is the Standard of Proof in Genealogy? * Maximizing your Use of Evidence. * Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break through Genealogical Brick Walls. * When Sources Don't Agree: Then What? Contact for more information: ------------------------------------------------------------ Read our newsletter ( to learn more about MGC.

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MSOG Board of Directors

MSOG is managed by an elected Board of Officers and Directors. There are also Committees and Delegates that aid in the management of the organization. In addition to the team on the State Board, the Society is made up of individual chapters in various locations throughout Massachusetts that have their own officers.

MSOG is a tax-exempt organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Donations to the society are tax deductible.

History Bylaws

MSOG’s Legacy Quick Guide for Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Genealogy Legacy quick GuideTM is a listing of essential Bay State resources compiled by the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. You'll find everything you need to get started on finding your Massachusetts ancestors. It contains useful information including a timeline of Massachusetts historical events, tips on Massachusetts research strategy and more. Also included are over 100 links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Massachusetts resources. This handy 8-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

Buy and download the guide for $2.95 at Legacy Family Tree.