Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Hudson and Medfield

Hudson Station Postcard
Postcard of Hudson station on the B&M’s Marlborough Branch. It served Marlborough Branch service until 1939, and Central Mass Branch service from 1958 to 1965. Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Today we have added 7 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Michael in Hudson and St. Edward the Confessor in Medfield. This update includes over 1,500 pages, and nearly 96,000 searchable names.

Hudson was originally served by the parish in Marlborough. In January 1876, the Hudson Parish was formed under Father McKenna. Construction of Saint Michael’s church started in 1889 and it was dedicated by Archbishop Williams.

St. Edward the Confessor in Medfield began as a mission from Sacred Heart in Natick. It was named for St. Edward the Confessor, a Medieval king of England who ruled in the 1000s.

We’d like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers for their work on this, including; Kim Bonner, Becki Clarke, Gail Delfosse, Greta Gaffin, Eldon Gay, Violet Hurst, Michelle Kearns, Arlys LaFehr, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Kathy Oberley, Bob Rainville, Joan Sullivan, and Rhonda Wilson. If you would like to become part of the team working on rewarding genealogical projects, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

The new volumes are listed below:

  • St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms, 1875-1897
  • St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms, 1898-1914
  • St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms, Marriages, and Confirmations, 1912-1919
  • St. Michael (Hudson) Baptisms and Marriages, 1920
  • St. Michael (Hudson) Marriages, 1876-1914
  • St. Edward the Confessor (Medfield) Baptisms, 1890-1908
  • St. Edward the Confessor (Medfield) Various, 1889-1920

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