Historic Catholic Records Online Phase 2, 1901-1920

A stained glass window at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, MA portraying St. Brigid. Photo: Claire Vail

Today we announce an update to the year range for our Historic Catholic Records Online project. Phase One of the project spanned the years 1789-1900. We will now be staring Phase Two of this project, in which we are digitizing and indexing volumes ranging from 1901-1920. In addition to updating many parishes that are already part of the project, we will add over 60 new parishes established after 1900.

A recap on how this project works: We’re currently creating two databases, Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 and Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. The first database displays images of the pages online. Users can browse through the images to find what they are looking for. This database is available to all NEHGS guest members (which is a free membership). Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 is fully searchable and is available to all paying NEHGS members.

If you are curious about the geographic range of this project, be sure to view this map from the Archdiocese of Boston, outlining the modern boundaries of the archdiocese. We anticipate that Phase Two will be as large as Phase One, consisting of at least 720 volumes and 10 million names.

As we implement Phase Two, there will generally be two types of updates–new volumes, and additions to existing volumes that extend beyond 1900. Today we’ve added 72 new volumes from 17 parishes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. The above link leads to the first page of the first new volume of Blessed Sacrament (Walpole). If you need help navigating this collection to view the other new volumes, please consult our how-to video. 39 of these volumes are additions to previously existing volumes on our site, and 33 are brand new volumes. All new and updated volumes are listed below.

We’d like to thank volunteers Eileen McCarthy, Bill Wolfendale, Max Agigian, Colleen Alm, Ross Weaver, Francis Alix, Tate Lehmann , Tim Belgrad, Angela Napolitano, Kim Bonner, and others for their help making this update possible. If you would like to contribute to this project by volunteering (either at home, or here at our research library on Newbury Street in Boston), please email Rachel Adams at rachel.adams@nehgs.org.

Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Baptisms, 1901-1908
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Baptisms, 1908-1920
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Marriages and Confirmations, 1901-1916
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Marriages, 1896-1900 and Confirmations, 1920
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Marriages, 1908-1920

Boston Harbor Islands Baptisms and Marriages, 1877-1920 (Mission)
Boston Harbor Islands Baptisms, 1877-1920 (Mission)
Boston Harbor Islands Sick Calls, 1894-1920 (Mission)

Holy Ghost (Whitman) Baptisms, 1897-1920
Holy Ghost (Whitman) Confirmations, 1898-1920
Holy Ghost (Whitman) Marriages, 1897-1908
Holy Ghost (Whitman) Marriages, 1908-1920

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes (Newton) Baptisms, 1893-1907
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes (Newton) Baptisms, 1908-1920
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes (Newton) Baptisms, 1920
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes (Newton) Marriages, 1871-1920

Sacred Heart (Newton) Baptisms, 1908-1920
Sacred Heart (Newton) Baptisms, 1890-1907
Sacred Heart (Newton) Marriages, 1890-1920

St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Baptisms, 1886-1909
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Baptisms, 1909-1920
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Confirmations, 1918
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) First Communions, 1919
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Marriages, 1886-1920

St. Bridget (Framingham) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Bridget (Framingham) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Brigid (Lexington) Baptisms, 1886-1910
St. Brigid (Lexington) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Brigid (Lexington) Confirmations, 1908-1920
St. Brigid (Lexington) Marriages, 1886-1916
St. Brigid (Lexington) Marriages, 1916-1920

St. Casimir (Brockton) Baptisms, 1900-1909
St. Casimir (Brockton) Baptisms, 1909-1920
St. Casimir (Brockton) Deaths, 1900-1920
St. Casimir (Brockton) Marriages, 1900-1906
St. Casimir (Brockton) Marriages, 1906-1920

St. Edward the Confessor (Medfield) Baptisms, 1890-1908
St. Edward the Confessor (Medfield) Various, 1889-1920

St. John the Evangelist (Wellesley) Baptisms, 1890-1914
St. John the Evangelist (Wellesley) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Wellesley) Confirmations, 1892-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Wellesley) Marriages, 1890-1920

St. Mary (Holliston) Baptisms, 1870-1920
St. Mary (Holliston) Marriages, 1871-1920

St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1912
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1916
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1912-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1903-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1915
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Special Marriages, 1912-1920

St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms and Marriages, 1920
St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms, 1898-1914
St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms, Marriages, and Confirmations, 1912-1919
St. Michael (Hudson) Marriages, 1876-1914

St. Patrick (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1872-1908
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1908-1914
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Confirmations, 1894-1916
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Marriages, 1872-1908
St. Patrick (Lawrence) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. Patrick (Stoneham) Baptisms, 1868-1902
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Baptisms, 1903-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Confirmations, 1884-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) First Communions, 1911-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Marriages, 1868-1920

St. Paul (Hingham) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Paul (Hingham) Baptisms, Marriages, and Conversions, 1876-1913
St. Paul (Hingham) Confirmations, 1888-1920
St. Paul (Hingham) First Communions, 1887-1920
St. Paul (Hingham) Marriages, 1876-1920