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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Worcester May 9
Middlesex May 13
Bristol May 20
Merrimack Valley May 20

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Let's all give a huge MSOG applause for Jake Fletcher! ... See MoreSee Less

For our Meet the Expert Monday feature today, we would like to introduce you to Jake Fletcher, one of our Associate Genealogists. Jake moved to Utah from Massachusetts in early 2017 to work for AncestryProGenealogists. He fostered his passion for genealogy in high school, when he researched his family tree and started a genealogy blog as a senior project. Following graduation from high school, Jake completed an internship at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. In 2013, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Fitchburg State University, with recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. Most immediately before coming to Ancestry, Jake was a volunteer for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Boston and worked as a professional genealogist, taking private clients. Jake’s expertise includes researching families in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles, with a particular interest in tracing seafaring families and mariners. He has served the genealogical community as vice president of the New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) and the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG), Worcester Chapter.

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Sara Campbell shared Joe Kuras's post to the group: Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. ... See MoreSee Less

The Grafton Chronicle Project is a 4-year labor of love to produce an updated history of Grafton, Massachusetts. On April 10, 2016, a book launch and signing was held for “A Grafton Chronicle" by authors Jayne Wilson and Joe Kuras. This book builds on Frederick Pierce’s “History of Grafton,” which was published in 1879, and brings the story of the town forward to the present day, preserving it for current and future generations. In hundreds of pages of pictures and stories, the book brings to life the town's long, rich history, with all of its interesting characters, places, and events. "From Wilderness the the Information Age: A Grafton Chronicle" can be purchased by sending a check for $30 (locally delivered) or $35 (shipped) payable to Grafton Chronicle Project to 9 Grist Mill Road, Grafton 01519. It is also available at the following businesses: Grafton Country Store 2 Grafton Common in Grafton Center; and in South Grafton at Gauvin Supply, 225 Main St. “REFLECTIONS OF A COMMON MAN” is a 13-song CD of traditional folk songs that reflect the history of Grafton, Massachusetts. Adapted and arranged by Joe Kuras (on acoustic and slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals) these traditional folk songs were written about other people, places and times. Yet, as is or with a few tweaks to the lyrics, it evoke memories of the Grafton & Upton Railroad, Willard clocks, fallen Civil War hero Jonathan Stowe, the farming community, churches, grist mills, the Saunders Cotton Mill, Fiske Farms and Creeper Hill Orchards, the Blackstone Canal, and all who bravely served our country. “REFLECTIONS OF A COMMON MAN” is available at the Grafton Country Store Locally.Copies are available by sending an email to Or, send a check for $10.00 to Grafton Chronicle Project, 9 Grist Mill Road, Grafton, MA 01519. Please add an additional $3.00 for delivery via U.S. Mail. All profits from the sale of this Book and CD will be donated back into the community.

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I'm getting excited anticipating getting with a group of you to talk about genetic genealogy on June 10th. I have a short program ready and the handouts are nearly done. Those of you who are coming, please think about the topics and discussions you'd like to cover this year.... Also, could you jot down and then tell me what you can share with the group. Can you de-mystify Excel? Have you conquered GenomeMate Pro? Do you have any tips for writing that perfect first contact letter? Bring them to the meeting or message or email me. Love to hear what you want to accomplish. ... See MoreSee Less

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MSOG Board of Directors

MSOG Board 2017-2018


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.

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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.

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