Archdiocese of Boston: St. Mary (Lowell) records now browsable

The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Book) by Sandro Botticelli [Public domain]

Today we’ve added one new volume to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Mary in Lowell.  This volume contains the marriages for this parish from 1847-1861.  The baptisms for this parish are already available online, as part of the volume St. Patrick (Lowell) Baptisms 1847-1878, Part 2.  St. Patrick (Lowell) was the first Catholic church in Lowell, established in the 1830s.  As the Catholic population grew, St. Peter (Lowell) became the second Catholic church in the area.  By 1847, the parishioners of St. Patrick’s were ever greater in number.  A new building was purchased, and St. Mary (Lowell) was dedicated.  When St. Patrick’s church was again enlarged, it enveloped St. Mary (Lowell) so the church was closed.  The former church building was turned into a Catholic school.

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