Recent Blog Posts

bpl postcard
The Value of Open Public Records
Records and Repositories
Rate this blog entry:
0
10849762 815727755140585 6825543623968073505 n
MGC's NERGC Panel on Open Records: Citizens Can Make a Difference
General Legislation
Rate this blog entry:
0
b2ap3_thumbnail_3560856061_20a83080d0_z.jpg
How many deaths before the SSDI gets updated again?
Legislation Federal
Rate this blog entry:

MGC Blog Tag Cloud

Annual Seminar Delaware legislation HR 295 Rhode Island S-1534 threats to access Harold Henderson communication Annual Meeting open access threats to access RPAC Legislative FGS Records Access Barbara Mathews Jan Meisels Allen pensions SSDI Mary Ellen Grogran records access Speakers family medical history budget cuts Alfred DeMaria Fred Moss volunteerism access State Library Melinde Byrne public access humane Michael J. Astrue Annual Meeting and Seminar health history Arkansas inheritable disease Kenneth Ryesky family traits War of 1812 Jan Alpert Georgia Open Access SSDI Education records access Judy Russell Programs DMF NFOIC Civil Records Legal Genealogist Teresa Scott budget Advocacy Congress IGS SSA legislators HR3475 DMF; SSDI; Tax Fraud; legislation medical profile Richard McCoy Donna Holt Siemiatoski civil records Bruce Cohen NGS Oklahoma FOIA TIGTA audit Death Master File Jan Meisels Allen FamilySearch APG Roundtable HR3475 Jacobson v Massachusetts NEHGS S3432 Presenters Richard Nugent RPAC volunteers 2014 Seminar introduction 2012 Ancestry Instruction sysoon Helen Shaw Congress Ethnicity Records Access HR295 Georgia Archives DPH Rep. Sam Johnson (TX) Stan Nyberg Advocacy Henning Jacobson Health pedigree archives Elections Massachusetts Tennessee David Rencher Lou Szucs Randy Seaver Rep. Michael Capuano (MA) Identity Theft APG Georgia IRS outreach legislation Free blog Tax Fraud identity fraud closures Lame Duck seminar Alvie Davidson Access NERGC award Social Security Administration IAJGS Kate Auspitz Public Records SSA Federal Arkansas online registration Vital Records Pennsylvania medical pedigree Senate 2012 Seminar records access DMF Presidential Citation New Hampshire Sharon Sergeant NAPHSIS FGS Registration fraud State House Billie Fogarty Newsletter mail forwarding smallpox funding Society Showcase ISJGS legislation Linda McCleary Sponsors Massachusetts S1534 IAJGS Thomas MacEntee Tennessee Vendors State legislation Transparency Rep. Richard Nugent (FL) State archives Genealogy MGC Public Records FGS Conference Virginia Virginia Annual Seminar diagnosis New Jersey HR6205 land records New Hampshire

SUPPORT MGC Today!

(Online donations available
after website update in 2016.)
 
MGC has been recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Gifts of support are fully tax-deductible and donors will receive a written acknowledgement for tax purposes.

MGC Sentinel logo MGC Sentinel Logo

MGC Sentinel

Keeping Watch Over Massachusetts Public Records

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

Massachusetts Deeds Now on FamilySearch

Posted by on in Records and Repositories
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 72458
  • 1 Comment
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

surveyor

 

FamilySearch.org, the free access website managed by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, recently opened an image base containing 5.776 million Massachusetts deeds. They are arranged by county and within each county by book. The image base includes the grantor and grantee indexes as well as the deed volumes themselves. With this image base, we can now experience deed research much as we would standing in the registrar of deeds office ourselves. We can look up something in the index and then pull the correct volume to find the deed.

To make these images accessible, FamilySearch provides a description on the FamilySearch Wiki, which you can view here. The landing page within FamilySearch for the land record images is here.

This information has hit the genealogy community by storm. Following so quickly on the heels of accessible images for Massachusetts vital records, it is exciting. Randy Seaver, a blogger from California, posted his research experience in "Mining the Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986, for Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) Deeds" which you can read here.

 

Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:
Barbara serves as the Federal Records Director. She is a Board-certified genealogist who works for the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America as a Verifying Genealogist and for the Welles Family Association as a Genealogist. Her volunteer service includes a stint as President of MGC. She holds a master’s degree in the management of non-profits from the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University. You can read her own blog, The Demanding Genealogist, at blog.demandinggenealogist.com.

Comments

  • Guest
    Bernie Couming Tuesday, 02 July 2013

    fabulous news,
    Thank you.

Leave your comment

Guest
Guest Wednesday, 22 March 2017