Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Quincy and Cambridge

Original St. Paul’s church in Cambridge from The Catholic churches of Boston and its vicinity… by William Augustine Leahy, 1892

Today we’ve added seven new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Mary in Quincy and St. Paul in Cambridge. This update adds over 13,000 records and over 42,000 names to search.

St. Mary’s is described by James S. Sullivan in One Hundred Years of Progress in sparkling terms, “St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy, was the first church erected outside of Boston for the Catholics living along the South Shore and therefore can justly be considered the mother church of the numerous Catholic churches that now raise their glittering spires in the historic towns of the Plymouth colony.”

St. Paul was established in Harvard Square in 1875, from area that formerly belonged to St. Peter’s in Cambridge.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available on our site. The new volumes are listed below:

St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms and Marriages, 1844-1848
St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms, 1849-1850 and Financial Records, 1864-1866
St. Mary (Quincy) Baptisms, 1900
St. Mary (Quincy) Marriages, 1853-1854

St. Paul (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1875-1900
St. Paul (Cambridge) Confirmations, 1875-1900
St. Paul (Cambridge) Marriages, 1875-1900

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.