St. Mary (Lynn) and St. Augustine (South Boston) Volumes Available

St. Augustine Cemetery and Chapel By Jameslwoodward (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve added two new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, a total of 21 volumes.  St. Mary’s in Lynn was the first Catholic church founded there; previously the Catholics of Lynn had worshiped in other towns like Salem or Chelsea.  St. Augustine’s Chapel in South Boston dates to 1819, and the purchase of a Catholic cemetery in South Boston.  It is the oldest Catholic structure in Massachusetts.  Some Catholics worshiped there for awhile, until their congregation grew big enough to build another church (Saints Peter and Paul).  The old chapel fell out of regular use.  By 1868 the Catholic population continued to grow, so that they were again in need of another church.  The pastor suggested that the old chapel be used until a new church could be built.  The first Mass in the new church was offered in 1871, and they named the new parish in honor of the old chapel.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Augustine (South Boston) Index to Baptisms, 1868-1900
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1868-1883
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1883-1894
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1894-1899
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1899-1900
St. Augustine (South Boston) Confirmations, 1896-1900
St. Augustine (South Boston) First Communions, 1895
St. Augustine (South Boston) Marriages, 1868-1899
St. Augustine (South Boston) Marriages, 1900-1900

St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages, 1837-1841
St. Mary (Lynn) Index to Baptisms, 1851-1893
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages, 1851-1861
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages, 1862-1872
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1872-1893, Part 1
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1872-1893, Part 2
St. Mary (Lynn) Index to Baptisms, 1894-1963
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1893-1897
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1897-1900
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1872-1893
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1893-1906
St. Mary (Lynn) First Communions and Confirmations 1881-1900