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Genealogist, Alden Kindred of America, Inc.

Alden Kindred of America Lineage Application and Instructions

Acceptable Documentation

More Genealogy Links:

Please send e mail with your lineage
and I will look it up for you FREE.
We'd like to help you join.

Alden Kindred of America, Inc.
105 Alden Street, PO Box 2754
Duxbury, MA 02331-2754
Come see the Alden House Historic Site!
Call for details or visit us on the web.
Museum and lineage memberships.

Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History

Articles by Lilly at

"John & Priscilla Alden & The Alden Kindred of America"

"Fairbanks House, America's Oldest Wood Frame Structure", Dedham

"Following my Itinerant Minister through Cyberspace"


Memberships & Affiliations:

National Genealogical Society (NGS)

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Find A Grave Contributor

Search 130.9 million cemetery records at by entering a surname and clicking search:


Colonial New England Links:

Green Books (Barnstable vital records)

Barnstable Deed Search 1704 and up

Suffolk County Probate Index, v 1, A-F 1636-1893

Suffolk County Probate Index, v 2 G-O, 1636-1893

Suffolk County Probate Index, v 3, P-Z, 1636-1893

Berkshire Probate Index

Franklin County Probate Index

DAR Patriot Index FREE


Mass Archives Search 1841-1910

FREE parking in front of the building,
no research or library fee.  Copies 50 cents.

Compiled Genealogies/Family Histories has many compiled genealogies on their
site which you can use FREE at your library.

American Ancestors Search Family Histories/Compiled Genealogies

Visit 7th floor at NEHGS, Newbury St.
Become a member or pay research fee.

Libraries and Favorite FREE resources:

Sturgis Library, Barnstable

Outstanding Cape Cod resources and
genealogy books, periodical, newspaper
archives.  No research fees. FREE parking.

Dyer Library, Abington

Excellent source materials and books!
Free parking, no research or library fees.  
Call first for hours.

Plymouth Public Library Genealogy & History

Excellent selection of books, periodicals and more.
Free parking - great hours - copy fee 10 cents.

Boston Public Library

FREE subscriptions to on line data bases
at BPL building.  Sign up for FREE e card.


Scroll down for my favorite
libraries, FREE resources
and Fun Things.

Ask your Reference Librarian
if your library offers FREE subscriptions to:
(New England Historic Genealogical Society)

World Cat - compete edition

Research & Genealogy

Lilly Cleveland

Certificate in Genealogical Research
Center for Professional Education
Boston University

B.A., cum laude, American History
Boston University

ProGen Study Group 

BU Genealogy Program

Pro Gen Study Group


Irish Genealogy Links:

New England Petitions for Naturalization 1787-1906

Tithe Applotment Books

Griffith's Valuations

Boston Pilot advertisements for missing friends, Oct 1831-Oct 1921

Castle Garden 1820-1913

Ellis Island passenger search

Ellis Island NEW site

Steve Morse's "one step search"

Sanborn Fire Maps - Suffolk County

INDEX: Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters (pre 1942 insurance records) housed at UMASS Boston, Joseph P. Healy Library (email:

Archdiocese of Boston Archives Information

Fun Things:

Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum

Lantern Festival Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain

The Grave Stone Girls

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge Birding - Spring Migrants Walks

Brookdale Cemetery Dedham - GIS Search:

Check this out - you are in for a treat 
especially if your family is buried here.

Dead Fred

Contact: Your Family Search, PO Box 509, Norwell, MA 02061