State Research Guide: Massachusetts
8/1/2006
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.

Charmed past