St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) records now browsable

Colored etching of St. Francis de Sales from the Wellcome Collection.Today we’ve added seven new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Francis de Sales in Roxbury.  One Hundred Years of Progress, the book written upon the archdiocese’s centennial, in which I usually find my parish history facts does not have much to say about the history of this parish. Instead, James Sullivan describes the architecture of the Church in 1900 in great detail.  This update adds over 2,000 new images to browse.

Be sure to watch our how-to video if you need advice on navigating this database.

We’d like to thank the following volunteers for their help making this update possible: Francis Alix, Eileen McCarthy, Angela Napolitano, Ross and Linda Weaver.  If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, check out our new webinar on the topic, presented by Rachel Adams, and myself, Molly Rogers.

Finally, the Archdiocese of Boston Archives have launched a new digital photo collection.  Check back from time to time to see new content.  As more images are added, this could be a great resource for researchers of Boston Catholics.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Index to Baptisms, 1861-1900
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1861-1874 (Vol. 1)
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1874-1888 (Vol. 2)
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1888-1896 (Vol. 3)
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1897-1900
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1876-1900
St. Francis de Sales (Roxbury) Marriages, 1861-1900