Massachusetts Genealogical Research Links

Mass Gen Web ALHN (hosted on USGenNet) --temporarily down

Ann Mensch's Mass Local History & Genealogy

Ancestor's Massachusetts Research Guideb

LDS Massachusetts Research Guide

Massachusetts Archives State Library of Massachusetts Massachusetts Historical Society NEHGS MLIN (Massachusetts Library & Information Network)

Cyndi's List-Massachusetts
Genealogy Today's State Gen Site: Massachusetts

Map of Massachusetts Counties

My research, broken down by county

Essex Co. Danvers, Lynnn

Middlesex Co. Groton, Lowell, Pepperill

Norfolk (then Suffolk) Co. Dedham, Needham

Plymouth Co. North Bridgewater

Suffolk Co.


Danvers: Russell Family Cemetery

Lynn: Pine Grove Cemetery, 1900 Catalog of Proprieters of lots 1900 shows E.A. Withey as owner of lot no. 810 Hazel Path 300 fy.


NORFOLK CO. (then Suffolk Co.)

Dedham: The first instance of James Mackerwithey in the town records of Dedham is his appearance as Jeam Macarory on the school assessment list of 11 Dec. 1660. Almost two years later, in Nov. 1662, James Macker and 11 March 1663 " James Makerwitha moves for a parcell of land beyond John Mackintoches to the valuse of 2 acres and 1/2 due to Rich Everit for purhase land intending to build a house on it. " James Mackerwithy I want to spend at least a few days at the Dedham Historical Society to see what I can find in the unpublished records. I have compiled a Dedham bibliography of published and filmed records for the time period of about 1635-1735.

Needham: (inc. 1711) The Needham Historical Society museum houses a library and archives, but I have no information on what is there. We know that the estate of James Mackerwithey (2nd generation) was probated there, naming him a resident of Needham. Did he move there or was that where his land was originally situated, making him a resident of the new town when it was formed in 1711 ?


Groton Pepperill vital records record the July 21, 1748 marriage of Zachariah Weathe and Esther Kemp, both of Groton and the Jan. 31, 1786 death of Daniel Wethee, buried Walden Cemetery, Park St. In Townsend Vital records we find the marriage of Uzziel Withee, resident in Groton and Elisabeth Stevens of this town, i.e. Townsend.

Lowell, Middlesex Co.


Pepperill, Middlesex Co.


North Bridgewater: Isaac Withey of Maine married Mary Jane Bundker of North Bridgewater July 4, 1854.