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Massachusetts Land Records

Registry of Deeds Overview… 1 Massachusetts is divided into 21 registry districts with an elected Register of Deeds responsible for each office. Documents related to the ownership of real estate within the district are recorded at the Registry of Deeds. Recorded … Continue reading

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Photographs

Photographs provide a wonderful window into the lives of our ancestors.  Unfortunately, often times the marking on the back of a photograph is  not descriptive enough. Genealogical research skills and knowledge help you to read the clues in a photograph … Continue reading

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Census Reports

The U.S. Federal Census started in 1750.  It is mandated every 10 years in order that the government have a count of the residents of various geographic areas.  Most census questionnaires are unique.  Until 1850, only the Head of Household … Continue reading

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