Welcome to the HistoryofMassachusetts.org! This site is packed full of information about Massachusetts history.

The History of Massachusetts aims to give readers in-depth, detailed and hard-to-find historical information on centuries of Massachusetts history, starting in the 17th century and ending in the present day.

This site brings you topics and info you can’t find anywhere else. It focuses heavily on firsthand accounts, quotes and reports from the original sources to give readers a better understanding of what really happened.

Many historical facts are often lost or distorted over time, so the History of Massachusetts vows to clear up any misinformation or myths.

The blog articles cover everything from the state’s early history, when only Native-Americans, traders and early explorers occupied the land, to modern times.

In doing so, the blog explores how Massachusetts has slowly evolved over time from a small British colony to what it is today and how it has overcome wars, mass hysteria, a revolution and economic struggles along the way.

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4 comments for “Home

  1. Virginia
    May 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Was anyone living in Massachusetts in 1577? I have some genealogy here that says one of my ancestors was born in 1577 in Scituate, MA. Is that possible???

  2. MA DJ Kellogg
    May 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Virginia, did you try ancestry.com? I’ve used them and I was able to trace my family back to the 1700s here in Massachusetts.

  3. Geoff
    November 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Many years ago, i found a website that showed two brothers having my surname were recorded as signing an Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts I think in the 18th century. Can anyone suggest a web site that might allow me find this information again?

    • Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
      November 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Perhaps it was J.L. Bell’s blog: Boston 1775. Or maybe it was a site belonging to one of the local historical organizations like the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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