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They did not need to file any paperwork for citizenship in the 1920's. British citizenship was mutually shared with Canadian and those immigrants from England until 1947. The records that do exist typically deal with Americans and immigrants from Continental Europe. These records are in Record Group 49, located at the Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax. The website for the Archives is: http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/
M.O.C.A. stands for Maine Old Cemetery Association. This collection of microfilm appears in three series of county-by-county gravestone transcriptions throughout Maine. At NEHGS we have these available for researchers on the 4th floor [Call # F18.M346.1983]. There is also a microfiche titled M.O.C.A. Revolutionary War soldiers [Call # F18.M346.1986]. Some of the counties from this series have been published by Picton Press. If you cannot visit, you can hire NEHGS Research Services to search these microforms for you. Research Services can be reached at 617-226-1233, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the work of Dr. Harold Field Worthley the early records of the First Congregational Church or "Old South" are "owned by the church." According to his published work - An Inventory of the records of the particular (Congregational) Church of Massachusetts gathered 1620-1805 (Cambridge, Harvard University, 1970), they have the following:
The oldest records, 1719-1747, are now missing. Church Records (Folder A) "Records of the Old South Church, Worcester, Mass., 1747-1761." (Folder B) "Records of the Old South Church, Worcester, Mass., 1745-1790. Baptisms, admissions & demissions."
The contact information for the church is below. Please let me know how you do in contacting them.
First Congregational Church, 1070 Pleasant Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602
Phone #: 508 752 4635. Church email address: email@example.com
Question: I believe the children of my ancestor were placed for adoption or guardianship in the late 1790's. Can you tell me what I can check for Suffolk County Massachusetts for this time period at NEHGS?
Answer: We have the published index to Suffolk County probate records and the microfilm of the record books. If there was a guardianship in Suffolk County it should be listed in this index. Also if there was a name change or adoption I would recommend the book List of Persons whose names have been changed in Massachusetts, 1780-1892. (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1972) [Call # F63.A5.1972]. You will find all three of these items on the fourth floor in the NEHGS Microtext Department.