Project: Massachusetts

Categories: Massachusetts | Massachusetts Project | Massachusetts Projects

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the Massachusetts Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Massachusetts related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Massachusetts Counties
Barnstable Berkshire Bristol Dukes Essex Franklin Hampden
Hampshire Middlesex Nantucket Norfolk Plymouth Suffolk Worcester


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Massachusetts or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the Massachusetts Project?united_states.gif

Answer the United States Project G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.

Add united_states and Massachusetts to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Go to the Massachusetts Project Members page. Add your name and your areas of interest in Massachusetts. This way others can see your name and collaborate with you on areas of shared interest.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.

"Massachusetts Project WikiTree" is our project account that is a manager of some Massachusetts profiles.


The template is {{Massachusetts}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Massachusetts history.
Join: Massachusetts Project
Discuss: Massachusetts

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Massachusetts. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Massachusetts Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Massachusetts Sticker}}
Massachusetts state seal
... ... ... was a Massachusettsan.
Living Persons {{Massachusetts Sticker|living=y}}
Massachusetts state seal
... ... ... is a Massachusettsan.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Massachusetts and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Massachusetts-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Massachusetts counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Massachusetts state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Massachusetts Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Massachusetts, please consider adding Catalog: Massachusetts Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Massachusetts need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Massachusetts Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Massachusetts state tribes.
  3. Work on Massachusetts' unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Create new profiles for people of Massachusetts who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  5. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Massachusetts, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  6. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Massachusetts in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  7. Help find the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) for Massachusetts Unknowns using the Profile Improvement Project Unknowns Team Process
  8. Help add profiles with the US Black Heritage 1880 Project Teams

Town and County Projects

Historical Projects

State Resources

Related Massachusetts Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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