Project: Massachusetts

Categories: Massachusetts | Massachusetts Projects

This project is part of the United States History 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


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

This project is coordinated by Bob Keniston, supported by Ellen Smith, Leader.

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

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:

  1. Answer our G2G post and we'll award you the US History Project badge. Let Bob know you're interested, too!
  2. Add us_history and Massachusetts to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


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

Massachusetts state seal
... ... ... is a part of Massachusetts history.
Join: Massachusetts Project
Discuss: massachusetts

This 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 Massachusetts Sticker is intended for use in that circumstance. Place {{Massachusetts Sticker}} somewhere below the "Biography" heading to get this result:

... ... ... was a part of Massachusetts.


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 your name to the Massachusetts Research Assistance 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's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Massachusetts for the Massachusetts in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Historical Projects

State Resources

Related Massachusetts Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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