Archdiocese of Boston: New browsable records from Concord and Hopkinton

St. Bernard (Concord) by Victorgrigas [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

Today we’ve added 10 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  These volumes come from St. Bernard (Concord) and St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton).  This update adds over 1,000 new images to browse.

St. Bernard’s records in Concord begin in 1868.  In One Hundred Years of Progress, James S. Sullivan recounts the slow but steady growth of this parish compared to other parishes in more industrial towns.

St. John the Evanglist (Hopkinton) began as part of the parish of St. Mary of the Assumption in Milford, which is now part of the Diocese of Worcester.  In 1851, St. Malachi’s Church was built in Hopkinton, giving Hopkinton’s Catholics a place to worship.  As the Catholic population grew, construction on a new church commenced in 1876, which would become St. John the Evangelist.

We’d like to thank volunteers Angela Napolitano, Max Agigian, Ross Weaver, Francis Alix, and Eileen McCarthy for their help scanning these volumes.

If you need help navigating this collection, please consult our how-to video.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Bernard (Concord) Baptisms, 1868-1900
St. Bernard (Concord) Marriages, 1868-1900

St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Baptisms and Marriages, 1851-1866
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Baptisms and Marriages, 1866-1871
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Baptisms, 1870-1881
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Baptisms, 1881-1900
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Confirmations, 1867-1882
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) First Communions and Confirmations, 1885-1900
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Marriages, 1870-1881
St. John the Evangelist (Hopkinton) Marriages, 1881-1900

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