Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Wakefield

Interior, St. Joseph’s in Wakefield, from James S. Sullivan’s One Hundred Years of Progress page 599.

Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Wakefield. This update adds over 1,100 new pages to browse.

As early as 1854, Catholics were worshipping in Wakefield. In the 1870s, the congregation was expanding and a new church was built on Albion Street. During this time period, St. Agnes in Reading was also a mission of this parish.

We’d like to thank volunteer Eileen McCarthy for her help making this update possible.

If you need help navigating this collection, please consult our most recent webinar, Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Records Project: We’re Expanding! 

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1873-1902
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1903-1917
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1917-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Confirmations, 1879-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) First Communions, 1881-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1873-1902
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1903-1908
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1908-1920

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