Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Dorchester

Plate 24 from the 1894 Atlas of the city of Boston, showing the original location of St. Matthew’s Church (in yellow, center, in between Codman Square and “Second Parish of Dorchester Cemetery”)

Today we’ve added 8 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Matthew in Dorchester. This update adds over 9,900 records and over 37,600 names to search.

St. Matthew grew out of St. Gregory’s parish in Dorchester. In 1900 it became a parish of its own. By 1923, a new church had been built and dedicated. You can view a picture of the original church on the website of the Dorchester Historical Society.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help with this update.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1912
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1916
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1912-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1903-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1915
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Special Marriages, 1912-1920

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