Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Lynn and Quincy

Church images
Early images of St. Joseph of Lynn and St. John the Baptist of Quincy, from pages 187 and 510 of One Hundred Years of Progress. Public Domain.

Today we have added 13 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Joseph in Lynn and St. John the Baptist in Quincy. This update includes nearly 3,000 pages, and over 330,000 searchable names.

St. Joseph (Lynn) began as an offshoot of St. Mary (Lynn) in 1875; the cornerstone of the church was laid on the 4th of July of that year. Construction completed in 1885, and on June 21st Archbishop Williams dedicated the church.

St. John the Baptist (Quincy) was situated in the center of Quincy, and the cornerstone was laid by Archbishop Williams November 24th, 1872. The church was completed and dedicated on June 14, 1874.

We’d like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers for their work on this, including; Alida Baker, Bonnie Barnes, Jennica Bayne, Tim Belgrad, Bernadine Bernavil, Kiera Breitenbach, Linda Breveleri, Loretta Brown-Aldrich, Sarah Collins, Cathy Corricelli, Gail Delfosse, Amelia Devin Freedman, Janet Essency, Eldon Gay, Rosie Gellene, Jane Himmel, Paula Hines, Carolyn Jack, Carolyn Jack, Nancy Johnson, Michelle Kearns, Arlys LaFehr, Rick Lageux, Toni Lattimer, Ben Lewis, Barbara Macken, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Maureen McCarthy, Jack McCellen, Meghan McDonagh, Katie McNally , Matt Murphy, Erin Nantais, Conall O’Cathain, Kathleen Oberley, Jane Papa, Jeananne Piper Grady, Stacey- Rae McCue, Bob Rainville, Susie Souza, Sam Sturgis, Sage Suorsa, Fran Weaver, Judy Welna, Rhonda Wilson, and Mary Alice Yost. 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. John the Baptist (Quincy) Baptisms, 1885-1903
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) Baptisms and Marriages, 1863-1871
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) Marriages, 1872-1900
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) Baptisms, 1872-1879
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) First Communions, 1882-1904
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) Confirmations, 1882-1918
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) Baptisms, 1879-1885
• St. John the Baptist (Quincy) First Communions and Confirmations, 1868-1881
• St. Joseph (Lynn) Baptisms, 1874-1899
• St. Joseph (Lynn) Baptisms, 1900-1920
• St. Joseph (Lynn) Confirmations, 1877-1920
• St. Joseph (Lynn) Marriages, 1874-1908
• St. Joseph (Lynn) Marriages, 1920

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