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Genealogy resources
American Ancestors - from the New England Historic Genealogical Society - the most popular genealogy website. - Ancestry's publically available family tree resource - a robust guide to genealogical research
Boston Taking Records 1800 The taking records (later called valuation records) are government records which give an accounting of Boston residents and the taxes they were assessed.
Cemeteries of the Town of Williamsburg Mass. - compiled by Eric W. Weber
ConsumerAffairs DNA and Ancestry Guidefeatures verified reviews of companies that offer DNA analysis testing and genealogy records and resources
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Websites - hundreds of thousands of links, all categorized, including Massachusetts links, with many subcategories.
Family Search - supported and sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Family Search: Massachusetts Historical Records
Family Tree magazine, with a categorized list of sites.
Find A Grave a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. - the name says it all.
My Heritage - Focuses on genealogy community building and networking.
National Archives (United States) - wealth of information and websites

ProGenealogists - Professional Genealogists at the Family History Library. They have an excellent list of websites.

FREE Preservation resources:
  • American Folklife Center - Oral TraditionsAmerican Family History and Folklife Online Resource - "Many of the most dearly held traditions among Americans of all backgrounds are maintained within the family.  People are increasingly interested in studying their family history, and in researching their family’s folk traditions.  The goal of this online presentation, created by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, is to encourage and assist American families in carrying out this important and rewarding research."
  • Library of Congress - Digital Memories - includes these helpful links links: Personal Archiving | Digital Photographs | Digital Audio | Digital Video | Electronic Mail | Personal Digital Records | Websites
  • National Archives - Family Papers - How to Preserve Family Archives (papers and photographs)"Maybe a relative sent you old letters, certificates, and family photographs and you are not sure what to do. Maybe you’re wondering how to save your child’s pictures and other mementos. These simple tips will help you preserve your family papers and photographs for the next generation. Preventing damage is the key to preserving your items."