Archdiocese of Boston: St. John the Evangelist (Canton) now browsable

Map of Canton, 1878 by [CC BY 2.0 (]

Today we’ve added four new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. John the Evangelist in Canton.  This update adds over 500 new pages to browse.

Early Catholics in Canton were ministered to as part of missions from the Quincy churches or Sts. Peter and Paul in South Boston.  In 1861, Canton became an independent parish of its own, with responsibility for the church in Stoughton as well (Immaculate Conception (Stoughton) would later in turn become an independent parish).

We’d like to thank volunteers Francis Alix, Bill Wolfendale and Eileen McCarthy for their help scanning this parish.

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

St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Baptisms, 1859-1878
St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Baptisms, 1859-1900
St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Confirmations, 1867-1900
St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Marriages, 1861-1900

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