New searchable Catholic records from Jamaica Plain and Lawrence

Skating on Jamaica Pond, 1859 by J.H. Bufford Modified by Anetode at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing four new volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) and St. Augustine (Lawrence).  This update adds over 5,500 records and 20,300 names.  Blessed Sacrament was established in 1892 as the Catholic population in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain grew and grew.  It was offset from the territories of a few different parishes including Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Roxbury) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain).  The Jamaica Plain Historical Society republished an article from 1913 in the Boston Daily Globe which describes the laying of the cornerstone for the new church building.  St. Augustine was established in western Lawrence in 1878.  This parish was established to spare the residents of this neighborhood the travel to St. Mary (Lawrence).  The new volumes are listed below:

Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1892-1900
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Confirmations, 1892-1900
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Marriages, 1892-1900

St. Augustine (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1879-1886

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

Blessed Sacrament in Jamaica Plain today (image from Google Maps)

St. Augustine (Lawrence) today (Image from Google Maps)