Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Arlington and Brockton

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Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Agnes (Arlington) and Sacred Heart (Brockton). This update adds over 1,300 new pages to browse.

Prior to the establishment of St. Malachi’s in Arlington, Arlington Catholics had to travel to St. Peter’s in Cambridge. When the parish began, St. Malachi’s also included Belmont and Lexington (which later became their own parishes). Sometime around the 1920s, St. Malachi’s was renamed to honor St. Agnes.

Sacred Heart (Brockton) was the second parish in Brockton, split from St. Patrick’s. The first Mass was said in the new church in 1892. This was the French parish in Brockton.

We’d like to thank the following volunteers for their help scanning these volumes: Bill Wolfendale, Eileen McCarthy, Angela Napolitano, and Ross Weaver.

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

Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1891-1900
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Confirmations, 1893, 1898
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1891-1900

St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1873-1884
St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1884-1894
St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1894-1900
St. Agnes (Arlington) Marriages, 1873-1899
St. Agnes (Arlington) Marriages, 1898-1900

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