Archdiocese of Boston: New browsable records from Gloucester and Lynn

Drydock, Gloucester by Childe Hassam [Public domain]

Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) and St. Joseph (Lynn). This update adds over 2,300 new pages to browse.

In 1888, the Catholics of Gloucester, largely of Portuguese descent, many from the Azores established the need for their own parish. Work began on their church building in 1875.

St. Joseph (Lynn) began as an offshoot of St. Mary (Lynn) in 1875; the cornerstone of the church was laid on the 4th of July of that year.

We’d like to thank volunteers Ross Weaver, Bill Wolfendale, and Kim Bonner 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:

Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1891-1913
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1913-1920
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Confirmations, 1898-1908
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Marriages, 1890-1920

St. Joseph (Lynn) Baptisms, 1874-1899
St. Joseph (Lynn) Baptisms, 1900-1920
St. Joseph (Lynn) Confirmations, 1877-1920
St. Joseph (Lynn) Index to Baptisms, 1900-1920
St. Joseph (Lynn) Marriages, 1874-1908
St. Joseph (Lynn) Marriages, 1920

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