Dorchester Descendants


The Dorchester Descendants project is working to locate, contact, and stay connected to descendants of Dorchester families, in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and beyond. We hope to spread the word about the treasures, the historical properties and artifacts belonging to the Dorchester Historical Society. We are eager to connect people who count Dorchester ancestry as part of their family heritage. The Director of the Dorchester Descendants project is Faith Ferguson, a public historian working in the Boston area with experience in research, interpretation, administration, and education for historic sites and houses. You can contact her at


195 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

The Dorchester Atheneum The Dorchester Historical Society The Winthrop Society Tidemill Institute