MSOG, Inc.
PO Box 215
Ashland, MA 01721-0215


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.

NERGC 2023

Register today for NERGC 2023
The 17th New England Regional Genealogical Conference
3-6 May 2023
MassMutual Center
Springfield, Massachusetts
Early Bird Discount Ends February 15th!

Login to Members

If you are already a member of the Society, you can log in by clicking on the Members link. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to become a member and begin receiving all the benefits of membership. 

Meet the 2023-2024 Board

Congratulations to the newly elected officers for 2023-2024! Thank you to everyone who voted. We look forward to the upcoming season and what the future holds for MSOG.
President - Terrance Dugan
Vice President - Brenda Anderson
Treasurer - Diane Laferriere
Corresponding Secretary – Kelly A. Fox
Recording Secretary - Carol Lerch
Membership Director - Marc H. Leuenberger
Historian/Archivist - Wendy Rawson Sheppard

Learn about the current officers


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 or Renew now for 2022-2023.
Take advantage of all we have to offer! And we hope that you'll follow us on Facebook for timely news and information.

Renew now

Membership renewal for 2022-2023 is now available. 
Once logged in, go to your Profile (below Members in the white text on Green on the left), and you will see a Green Button to "Renew Membership."  When you choose your payment type of PayPal/Credit Card, be sure to check the little box before you click Check & Confirm. 

View Meeting Recordings and Handouts

There are recordings and handouts for many of the chapter meetings available to members. Once you are logged in, select the Event Recordings section under Members to view these. Most of the recordings and handouts are available for three months from the date of the meeting. 

Hold the date for MSOG 2022 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on November 5, 2022, beginning at 9 am
Business Meeting, Writing Contest Winners, Election Results
Special Presentation by Caroline J. White, Archives & Manuscript Librarian, Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst

How to Use Surname Research

Check out this news article on How to Use Surname Research on this Website.

MSOG Pins and Danglersl

Members can purchase MSOG pins and danglers from the Store within the Members area. 

Upcoming Events
Feb. 7
7:30 pm
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury
As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined ...
Feb. 9
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Getting Started with Portuguese Genealogy
This lecture outlines Portuguese immigration to the United States and focuses on Massachusetts. Naming patterns and name changes are illustrated as well as the flexible ...
Feb. 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
DNA for Genealogy - DNA 101... and a Bit Beyond
Presented by Walter Murphy.   Learn about what DNA is. Why do a DNA test? What do you need to know? How do you ...
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