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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MSOG offers memberships for the Individual, Family, and Organization. Membership is from September 1st through August 31st. Join today and begin enjoying the many benefits of being a MSOG member. Join/renew now for 2017-2018.

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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

January 2018

Worcester Jan. 6
Middlesex Jan. 13
Bristol Jan. 20
Merrimack Valley Jan 27

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WEBINAR REMINDER: Registration is open and filling up for next week's webinar. If you do research in Massachusetts, you will likely find yourself looking into one of the many Swedish immigrant communities that sprung up over the last century or so. Please come join us next Tuesday at 7:00pm as Mike McClellan gives us his favorite hacks for the Swede in all of us! ... See MoreSee Less

MSOG Webinar - Tips and Tricks to Finding Swedish Ancestors

January 23, 2018, 7:00pm - January 23, 2018, 8:00pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM What exactly is ArkivDigital and what types of records are available? Do I need to read or speak Swedish to use ArkivDigital? How do I trace my family and find my distant relatives in Sweden? All these questions will be answered in the webinar. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Michael is a professional genealogist and Treasurer for MSOG, Inc. He has completed the Boston University course in Genealogical Research in 2016. He has deep roots in the U.S. on both sides of his family. His mother’s side were among the first settlers of Newbury, MA and his father’s side were direct descendants of Mayflower passenger, John Alden. He first became interested in genealogy in 2006 after finding out at his grandmother’s wake that she was proud of the fact that she was related to Nathan Hale, who was a distant cousin. FOR MSOG MEMBERS ONLY (Free) Register by 1/23/18 at JOIN MSOG AND ENJOY ALL THE MEMBER BENEFITS Individual, Family or Organization membership in MSOG, Inc. is from September 1st thru August 31st. Joining members affiliate themselves with a chapter – Bristol County, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex County or Worcester County. Members are free to participate in meetings that involve programs, webinars, workshops, discussion groups and trips to research centers. Businesses, libraries and societies join as an Organization. We now accept payment through PayPal or by credit card. Join today at:

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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.

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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.

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