“A Genealogist's Guide to Boston, Massachusetts” is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. Approximately 12 million people from all over the world visit Boston every year to take in its beautiful harbor, amazing history, museums, sporting events, and more. With its mixture of old buildings (some dating back to the 1600s), new skyscrapers, and everything in between, Boston truly is a meeting of past, present and future.
Whether you are traveling alone, with an adult companion or with your children, you will find plenty to keep you entertained during your stay. Boston is home to well-known attractions such as the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, and the Boston Duck Tours. History lovers and genealogists will want to visit Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, Paul Revere’s House, the Old Granary Burying Ground, and other historical landmarks along the famed Freedom Trail. Of course, Boston is also home to the New England Historic Genealogical Society and other excellent research institutions.
This guide will provide you with what you will need to know when planning a genealogy trip to Boston. We will look at repositories, libraries, historical societies, cemeteries, attractions, accommodations, and more in and around Boston.
While it includes a lot of information it does not include information on traveling to the city or on places to stay while there. Those decisions vary too much based on a person’s budget and travel times to be able to include adequate information.
“A Genealogist's Guide to Boston, Massachusetts” was created by Jacqueline K. Gamble who shares her familiarity with Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one.
Jacky Gamble is a genealogist, historian and freelance writer. She discovered her passion for genealogy while crafting a list of cousins in her very large family. She sought the help of the internet for locating missing cousins and instead discovered records of her grandparents, great grandparents, 2nd great grandparents and so much more. The more ancestors she discovered, the more she wanted to know. And thus began her love of this hobby. She has yet to finish her original list of cousins.
When Jacky is not researching genealogy, she is writing about it. She regularly posts to her personal blogs at Tracing My New England Roots (http://genealogyvt.blogspot.com/) and The Graveyard Rabbit of Vermont (http://vermontgyrabbit.blogspot.com/). Her articles have been published in various Internet publications and in Family Chronicle magazine. Jacky is the author of The In-Depth Genealogist’s column “Remembering Olde New England” in Going In-Depth magazine.
A life-long resident of New England, Jacky resides in Barre, Vermont with her boyfriend, Anthony, two children, Sierra & Tyler, two cats, a Boston Terrier mix, and a bearded dragon.