The Massachusetts State Archives has made the process of ordering vital records really easy. They have an excellent resource guide here. If a vital record exists, it's generally best to locate and order or otherwise obtain it. Be aware: you do not need a certified copy of a record unless you cannot locate a copy… Continue reading How do I locate birth, death, and marriage records from Massachusetts for a lineage society application?
Whether you hope to join the Daughters of the American Revolution or the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, you've probably been asked to provide some birth, marriage or death records or certificates. You don't have them in the house. How do you proceed? Here are a few hints to get you started: You need to… Continue reading My lineage society says I need a birth, marriage or death certificate. What do I do now?
We get it, you want to get into the lineage society - whether it's DAR, SAR, the Mayflower Society or something else - quickly. But there are records that you will need to have, so it's time to think about how to order them. Here's the list of the most common requirements. Civil death records… Continue reading What records do I have to have for a lineage society application?