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Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives

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Photo courtesy of rankenbauer

If you have an ancestor who served in the military from Massachusetts, the Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives might hold records that would be of interest to you.

According to their website, their mission is to “preserve, and to provide access to the material culture of the Massachusetts National Guard and Militia from its inception in 1636 to the present.”

The archive holdings are too numerous to list here, but a summary can be found on the Museum’s collections page.

Examples include

  • Service records for wartime soldiers and sailors, 1775 – 1940
  • Photographs, 1860s – present
  • Correspondence
  • Early court martial records
  • Civil War draft registrations

Website: http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/resources/museum/default.aspx

Address: 44 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Telephone: (508) 797-0334

Email: museum@ng.army.mil

Comments: Call at least one day prior to visiting

This museum came to my attention when New England provider rankenbauer asked me to add it to Genlighten’s repository database. If you have a suggestion for something we should include, please email it to cynthia@genlighten.com. Thanks!

Cynthia
Genlighten Co-founder

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