Archdiocese of Boston: New browsable records from Somerville and Maynard

Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville), February 2019

Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  These eight volumes come from the Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) and St. Brigid (Maynard).  This update adds over 1,400 new images to browse.

The Patronage of St. Joseph was the original Catholic parish in Somerville, off of which St. Ann and St. Catherine of Genoa would later split.  Prior to the establishment of this church in Union Square, Somerville’s Catholics often attended Mass at St. Mary (Charlestown) or St. Peter (Cambridge).

St. Brigid (Maynard) was variously a mission of Marlborough and Concord before becoming its own parish in the 1890s.

We’d like to thank scanners Angela Napolitano, Linda Weaver, Francis Alix, John Phlo and Eileen McCarthy for their help making this update possible.

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

Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) Baptisms, 1869-1895
Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) Baptisms, 1896-1900
Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) Confirmations, 1873-1900
Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) First Communions and Confirmations, 1896-1900
Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) First Communions, 1878-1895
Patronage of St. Joseph (Somerville) Marriages, 1869-1900

St. Brigid (Maynard) Baptisms, 1871-1900
St. Brigid (Maynard) Marriages, 1871-1900

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