Archdiocese of Boston Charlestown Records Now Searchable

We’ve added St. Mary’s parish in Charlestown to our searchable collection of Archdiocese of Boston records, Massachusetts: Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  St. Mary’s was the first parish established as a separate parish from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in 1828.   The Boston Public Library has a Charlestown Flickr page with images of St. Mary’s interior, repairs to the roof, and a fire that happened in the building.  Scroll about three quarters of the way down the page to view these images.  This update adds over 44,000 new records and over 168,000 new names.  We’ve added the following 10 volumes:
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1829-1855
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1856-1868
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1869-1887
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1887-1894
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1894-1897
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1897-1900
St. Mary (Charlestown) Deaths and Burials, 1823-1831
St. Mary (Charlestown) Deaths and Burials, 1830-1836
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1830-1868
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1869-1900

If you have found any interesting stories or important information about your ancestors within the Archdiocese of Boston records, we would love to hear from you!  Please email me (Molly Rogers) at

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