New England Roots Toolkit

By Maureen A. Taylor Premium

New England resources

New England Archivists: Archives in New England

<>: Contains a list of archives arranged by state.

Connecticut GenWeb

<>: Links to county pages and a list of Connecticut research helps.

Maine GenWeb

<>: Links to state and county resources.

Massachusetts GenWeb

<>: Subscribe to a Massachusetts genealogy list or research a particular town.

<>: Explore the history of Boston’s neighborhoods or use a message board.

New Hampshire GenWeb

<>: Court records, deeds, images and historical gazetteers are being added to this site.

Rhode Island GenWeb

<>: Search the database for the state’s Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project.

Rhode Island Consortium of Genealogical and Historical Societies

<>: Calendar of events from participating organizations.

Vermont GenWeb

<>: Basic overview of Vermont’s genealogical resources.

General state resources


Cyndi’s List


FamilySearch Research Outlines





Internet mailing lists

Descendants of Mayflower Passengers

To subscribe send mail to with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.


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Organizations and archives

American Antiquarian Society

185 Salisbury St. Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 755-5-21 <>

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5400 <>

New England Historic Genealogical Society

101 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5740

<> Web site includes an online catalog and articles about New England research. $50 membership includes New England Ancestors magazine.


Connecticut Society of Genealogists

Box 435 Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 569-0002 <>

Founded in 1968, CSC has more than 5,000 members and a research library.

Connecticut State Library

History and Genealogy Unit 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 566-3692 <>

Access to the online catalog for the Connecticut State Library and research guides.

Maine Old Cemetery Association

Box 641 Augusta, ME 04332 <>

Find out about the association’s active projects and learn more about caring for old cemeteries.

The Center for Maine History

485 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-1822 <>

List of 100 best books for Maine research, online genealogy forum.


Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

Box 215 Ashland, MA 01721 (508) 792-5066 <>

Use its members’ surname lists to find new relatives.

Massachusetts State Archives

220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA (617)727-9150 <>

“Researching Your Family History at the Massachusetts State Archives” guide is available through the Web site or by mail.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Society of Genealogists

Box 152 Rindge, NH 03461 <>

Search the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association database from this site.

New Hampshire Historical Society

30 Park St. Concord, NH 03301 (603) 225-3381 <>

Site includes a link to online library catalog.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Historical Society

121 Hope St. Providence, RI 02906 (401) 331-8575 <>

One of the state’s most comprehensive research facilities.

Rhode Island State Archives

337 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903 (401) 222-2353 <>

Major collections include state census records and military papers.

Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Records Center

5 Hill St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 721-2640 <>

Fill out an online request form for information.


Genealogical Society of Vermont

Box 1553 St. Albans, VT 05478 <>

Site includes table of contents of recent issues of Vermont Genealogy.

Vermont Historical Society

Pavilion Office Building 109 State St. Montpelier, VT 05609 (802) 828-2291 <>

Includes a list of local societies and a link to statewide manuscript listings.

Publishers of New England material

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

See listing under Organizations and archives.

Picton Press

Box 250 Rockport, ME 04856 (207) 236-6565 <>

University Press of New England

23 S. Main St. Hanover, NH 03755 (800) 421-1561 <>


Bible Records from the Manuscript Collections of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (NEHGS)

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey (NEHGS)
From the December 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine