Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Amesbury and Watertown

St. Joseph in Amesbury, from the Archive, Archdiocese of Boston

Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Amesbury and St. Patrick in Watertown. This update adds over 35,400 records and over 125,100 names to search.

The first iteration of St. Joseph’s church in Amesbury was dedicated in 1866. Ten years later, the church was already ready to expand, and a second, new church was dedicated in 1876. Many French Canadians attended this parish.

Early Catholics in Watertown may have attended a mission church in Waltham before organizing to form their own parish. St. Patrick’s church was completed in 1848. See James S. Sullivan’s 100 Years of Progress for more information on the changing boundaries of this parish.

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

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Amesbury) Baptisms, 1867-1887
St. Joseph (Amesbury) Baptisms, 1887-1900
St. Joseph (Amesbury) Confirmations, 1867-1894
St. Joseph (Amesbury) Confirmations, 1883-1920
St. Joseph (Amesbury) First Communions, 1895-1920

St. Patrick (Watertown) Baptisms, 1855-1877
St. Patrick (Watertown) Baptisms, 1877-1895
St. Patrick (Watertown) Baptisms, 1896-1919
St. Patrick (Watertown) Marriages, 1855-1895
St. Patrick (Watertown) Marriages, 1896-1908

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