Don't wait to stumble across Bay State ancestors. Create your own research serendipity with our advice.
Much of our national identity has been shaped by happy accident. Case in point: In 1620, Mayflower passengers left England bound for Virginia, but a fluke of fate landed them in Massachusetts. (Learn more about those hardy souls in books from the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants <www.massmayflower.org>.) But whether or not your Bay State ancestors descend from the pilgrims, plenty of fortunate finds await you around every corner.