Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records from Rockland and Middleborough

Holy Family in Rockland (Tichnor Bros. Inc., Boston, Mass. Public domain)

Today we’ve added three new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Holy Family in Rockland and Sacred Heart in Middleborough. This update adds over 6,200 records and over 22,200 names to search.

Holy Family in Rockland grew from St. Bridget in Abington. The cornerstone was laid in 1882 and Holy Family became its own parish in 1883. At the time, the town of Hanover was also a mission for this parish.

Sacred Heart in Middleborough grew from St. Thomas the Aquinas in Bridgewater.  The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1880. It became its own parish in 1884.

We’d like to thank the following volunteers for their help indexing these parishes and making them available online: Alicia Svenson, Amelia Devin Freedman, Angela Napolitano, Aryls LaFehr, Barbara Macken, Bernadine Bernavil, Carolyn Jack, Eileen McCarthy, Eldon Gay, Joan Sullivan, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Kathy Oberley, Katie McNally, Kim Bonner, Liz Barnett, Mary Alice Yost, Matt Murphy, Paul McCool, Sandy Murphy Mauer, Stacey-Rae McCue and Tim Belgrad.

The new volumes are listed below:

Holy Family (Rockland) Baptisms, 1883-1905
Holy Family (Rockland) Marriages, 1883-1907
Sacred Heart (Middleborough) Various, 1885-1910

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