Six new browsable Archdiocese of Boston parishes

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Today we’ve added 29 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  These new volumes come from six parishes: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge), St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn), St. James (Salem), St. John the Baptist (East Boston), St. Mary (Quincy), and St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater).  These parishes span the ethnic groups of early Catholics in Massachusetts–of course there are many people of Irish descent, but St. James (Salem) served Salem’s French Canadian population and St. John the Baptist in East Boston ministered to Boston’s Portuguese Catholics.  The two added Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) volumes complete this parish up to 1900.  This update adds over 6,200 new images to browse.  If you have questions about how to navigate this database, be sure to watch our how-to video.  We’d like to thank the following scanners for their help producing these images: Ross and Linda Weaver, Francis Alix, Eileen McCarthy, Jeff Erickson, Meghan McDonagh, Tim Belgrad, Angela Napolitano, Genevieve Niessen, Tom Dreyer, John Phlo, Alice Fristrom, and Kiera Breitenbach.  The new volumes are listed below:

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1899-1900
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Marriages, 1897-1900

St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Baptisms, 1857-1878
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Baptisms, 1878-1888
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Baptisms, 1888-1895
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Baptisms, 1895-1899
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Baptisms, 1899-1900
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Confirmations, 1898-1900
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Marriages, 1857-1895
St. Charles Borromeo (Woburn) Marriages, 1895-1900

St. James (Salem) Baptisms, 1851-1864
St. James (Salem) Baptisms, 1857-1861
St. James (Salem) Baptisms, 1865-1891
St. James (Salem) Baptisms, 1891-1900
St. James (Salem) Marriages, 1851-1900

St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1873-1888
St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1888-1893
St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1900
St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Marriages, 1873-1900

St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms and Marriages, 1844-1848
St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms, 1849-1850 and Financial Records, 1864-1866
St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms, 1900
St. Mary (Quincy) Marriages, 1853-1854

St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Baptisms and Marriages, 1853-1856
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Baptisms, 1865-1881
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Baptisms, 1882-1900
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Confirmations, 1885-1900 (Vol. 1)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Confirmations, 1885-1900 (Vol. 2)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Bridgewater) Marriages, 1863-1900