Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable parishes from Somerville

Statue of the Virgin Mary near St. Catherine of Genoa, January 2020

Today we’ve added six new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from the St. Ann and St. Catherine of Genoa, both in Somerville. This update adds over 11,800 records and over 39,800 names to search from St Ann’s and over 6,500 records and over 29,800 names from St. Catherine of Genoa.

St. Ann was established in Somerville’s Winter Hill neighborhood in 1881. St. Catherine of Genoa was established in Spring Hill in 1891. Both parishes split off from St. Joseph in Union Square, the first Catholic church in Somerville.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these parishes available online.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Ann (Somerville) Baptisms, 1881-1897
St. Ann (Somerville) Baptisms, 1898-1909
St. Ann (Somerville) First Communions and Confirmations, 1883-1920
St. Ann (Somerville) Marriages, 1891-1910

St. Catherine of Genoa (Somerville) Baptisms, 1892-1909
St. Catherine of Genoa (Somerville) Marriages, 1892-1920

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