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


Worcester Oct. 11
Middlesex Oct. 14
Bristol Oct. 14
Merrimack Valley Oct. 28

2017 Annual Meeting and Program: Nov. 4, 2017

Registration for the 2017 MSOG Annual Meeting and Program: Our Identity on Display!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: NEHGS is calling for volunteers, both at-home and in the archives, to assist in its database expansion. See the attached flyer for more details. Current digitizing and indexing projects include the complete Boston Archdiocese parish records and the 5th generation of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Mayflower Silver Books). Training is available for all volunteer opportunities.

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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.

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