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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] My Family history
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:42:20 -0000
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> He is probably a member of the New England Ancestors, now
> known as the American Ancestors
Do not confuse the name of a web site with the name of the organization which owns that site. It is the New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, and the oldest genealogical society in the nation.
> sometimes you can get into their databases and you don't have to
> be a member - I quess they don't protect them properly
Some of the Society's databases are open to the public (but most are not).
> Another site is www.familysearch.org
Bear in mind that much information there comes from undocumented member submissions, and is therefore of questionable reliability - always keep in mind the standards of genealogical evidence.
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net
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