The Society celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015.

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. was founded in 1975 by Mr. Robert J. Tarte. Mr. Tarte was an expert genealogist and an active member of the Mormon Church.

The Society was founded as a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization to bring together individuals who had an interest in genealogy by meeting on a regular basis with others.

The Society has seen many changes during its years of existence. It was developed from the dedication of a core group of founding members and volunteers that lived within a relatively small area of Massachusetts into an organization with members not only in Massachusetts, but throughout the United States.

Over the Society’s tenure it has developed and shared much knowledge about the new developments and opportunities in the field of genealogy; about the new technologies to use in researching; and about the research facilities available to the individual.

History is a continuing process, and our Society will continue to progress.