Is there a project that covers pre-1700 Thayer in Massachusetts?

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I want to help contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree.

1.) Geographical region and time period:   Massachusetts pre-1700

2.) Some example names and dates:   Daniel Thayer 1684-1787; Nathaniel Thayer 1657-1728.

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:  Thayer Family Association;

Before I get started adding and changing profiles, can you tell me if there is a WikiTree project that would cover these people? If so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles?

WikiTree profile: Daniel Thayer
in The Tree House by Holly Witt G2G3 (3.4k points)
retagged by Abby Glann
The Thayer Family Association has published pedigrees that are generally good, but your information will be more solid -- and you'll gain a richer understanding of these people -- if you pursue primary sources. Compiled editions of Massachusetts Vital Records are available online -- often for free -- and the subscriber content on the NEHGS website often has additional materials (such as wills) that are invaluable additions to the information in vital records.
Thank you Ellen. Excellent advice.  I recently joined the Thayer Assoc. and using the pedigree from their database, so using the resources of other Thayer researchers. Looking forward to exploring the NEHGS; that is a new one for me.
Are you descended from Daniel Thayer? If so we are cousins! I'm descended from his brother Nathaniel. BTW I just added a bunch of sources from the braintree records. Hope that helps :)
While I love NEHGS and most of their resources are not free. You might want to go to and log in with a free account, go to Search -> and enter the county of interest (e.g. United States, Massachusetts, Suffolk) and look for the probate records for that county. Most are available online for free e.g. [] which is Suffolk County.
Free resources are nice, but i see no reason for not taking advantage of NEHGS during the week that it's free... Many NEHGS sources arent available elsewhere.

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Massachusetts Projecr.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (757k points)

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