resources

Need help furthering your genealogical research? Has your research gone beyond Plymouth County? We have some links and resources that might be able to help you!

Cindy's list

A valuable resource to genealogists since 1996, Cyndi's List has over 337,000 links related to all-things genealogy. Founded by Cyndi Howells, her site is free for anyone to use and is regularly being updated.  

libraries

Often times, public libraries have resources and holdings that many people aren't aware of! If you're stuck or have hit a brick wall with your research, consider contacting the library of the city or town that you are researching. PCGI has made a list of Plymouth County Libraries that can reached via Facebook.  You can also find info through the SAILS Inc. Network and Old Colony Library Network.

New England Historical Genealogical Society 

Founded in 1845 and located on 99-101 Newbury Street in Boston, NEHGS is one of the largest genealogical institutions in New England. Containing a wide variety of holdings ranging from local, national, and international, NEHGS is sure to put you on the right track with your research! 

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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Founded in 1977 by a group of people in Washington D. C., AAHGS works in preserving African American genealogy, cultural diversity and genealogical information nationwide. AAHGS' New England Chapter can be found in Stoughton.

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Back roads of the south shore

Self-described as "a collaboration of historical organizations operating important historic sites in many towns along the South Shore of Massachusetts" with a dedication to "creating an awareness of the area’s historic gems and celebrating the heritage and spirit of the region."

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Dyer Memorial Library

Established in 1930 by Marietta White Dyer for the purpose of "establishing free public access to an historical and biographical library in the town of Abington, Massachusetts." Collections at this library focus on local histories with a concentration on materials by and about people connected to the area known as Old Abington (Abington, Rockland and Whitman). In addition, library holdings at Dyer include books, manuscripts, maps, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, among many others. 

lds Genealogy

Founded in 2008, Jeniann Nielsen, President of LDS Genealogy, describes the website as being "dedicated to helping families find their ancestors through our extensive records directory and genealogy articles. This site is privately owned and is not an official site of FamilySearch International or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)." 

New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Research Library and Archival Collections consists of over 18,000 published titles in ten languages documenting American and International whaling history, voyages and travels, exploration, natural history, the local history of Old Dartmouth, Massachusetts and New England regional history. The library also includes searchable lists of crew members and Captains serving on whaling vessels out of New Bedford.

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Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness

The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness (MCNAA) is a nonprofit that was founded in 1989 by Burne Stanley-Peters and her late husband John Slow Turtle Peters. Slow Turtle was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs (a state agency) and they both saw the needs of Native American communities and families in the Commonwealth going unmet. 

Their mission is to preserve Native American cultural traditions; to assist Native American residents with basic needs and educational expenses; to advance public knowledge and understanding that helps dispel inaccurate information about Native Americans; and to work towards racial equality by addressing inequities across the region.

Download a guide compiled by the U.S. Department of the Interior that may be helpful for individuals who want to trace their lineage from an ancestor who was a member of  a federally recognized tribe.