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Mount Holyoke Genealogy Project

Oh, Mount Holyoke, we pay thee devotion,

In the fervour of youth that is strong,

The courage of right is thy garland,

Our lives, alma mater, thy song.

So from East and from west now we gather,

And united in firm love to thee,

All years are as one and their loyal pledge,

Mount Holyoke forever shall be,

Mount Holyoke forever shall be...


Welcome to Geni's Mount Holyoke College genealogy project! This project is a workspace for those of us working on building family trees for people associated with the oldest women's college in the world, established in 1837 in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Visit to learn about this groundbreaking institution.

Anyone with an interest in the College, its alumnae, its faculty and staff, or even genealogy in general is warmly welcomed to join the project.

How to Use

You can use this project to:

  • Add profiles of people associated with the College
  • Ask for help with genealogy challenges
  • Upload and share Mount Holyoke resources
  • Use the discussion board to connect with others
  • Find relationships between other "MoHos"
  • Whatever else you'd like!

There are no limitations to what you can do, as long as it's Mount Holyoke-related.

Project Profiles

Notable Alumnae

Some notable alumnae in the project include:

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff we've researched include:

  • Mary Lyon (1797 - 1849), women's education pioneer and founder of Mount Holyoke College


Associated Projects

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