Archdiocese of Boston: Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) now searchable

Excerpt from a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Lawrence, showing Immaculate Conception Church in pink in the upper right corner (Public domain)

Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Immaculate Conception in Lawrence. This update adds over 32,100 records and over 107,900 names to search.

Immaculate Conception was the first church established in Lawrence. Catholics began worshipping there as early as 1846 as workers came to the area to build dams and mills as industry began to sweep this area.

To learn more about the early development of Catholicism in Lawrence, you may want to consult Sketch of Catholicity in Lawrence and vicinity by Katherine O’Keefe (1882), available through our Digital Collections. You may also want to reference One Hundred Years of Progress by James S. Sullivan (1895).

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available online.

The new volumes are listed below:

Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1851-1871
Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Baptisms, 1871-1887 and Confirmations, 1876-1904
Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Marriages, 1852-1872
Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Marriages, 1872-1887
Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) Marriages, 1908-1919

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