Today we have added six new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 , for the parish of St. Joseph in Haverhill. This update includes over 1,500 pages and over 135,000 searchable names.
In 1876 Rev Gather Casgrain, of Fall River, was instructed by the Archbishop to go to Haverhill and erect a church for the people who spoke the French language. In March of 1877, St. Joseph’s Church was dedicated by Archbishop Williams, Bishop de Goesbriand, of Burlington, Vermont, and Bishop La Fleche of Canada. In 1885, Father Bouche, who succeeded Father Casgrain, enlarged the church and a school was added. For more history of the church, see One hundred years of progress : a graphic, historical, and pictorial account of the Catholic Church of New England, Archdiocese of Boston, pages 420-423.
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The new volumes are listed below:
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1899-1904
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1880-1887
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1894-1898
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Marriages, 1894-1906
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Mixed, 1871-1879
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Mixed, 1887-1893
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