Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for East Boston and Lynn

Black and white photo of church
St. Mary’s Church in Lynn. From One Hundred Years of Progress. Public Domain.

Today we have added 10 new volumes and updated 5 volumes for the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include two parishes: Most Holy Redeemer in East Boston, and St. Mary in Lynn. This update includes 15 volumes, over 4,000 pages, and over 160,000 searchable names.

Most Holy Redeemer was established in East Boston in 1844 as Catholics came to work in the area. The large stone church was completed in 1857 and dedicated by Bishop Fitzpatrick.

St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn was the first parish in Lynn, established in 1851 under the care of Rev. Charles Smith. In 1862 the church pictured above was opened.

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Thee 5 volumes that were updated in this release:
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms, 1883-1908
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Confirmations, 1896-1920
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Marriages, 1851-1908
• St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1897-1903
• St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1893-1906

The 10 new volumes are listed below:
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1916
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms, 1916-1920
• Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Marriages, 1908-1920
• St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1904-1905
• St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1906-1908
• St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1908-1913
• St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1914-1920
• St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1907-1908
• St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1908-1920
• St. Mary (Lynn) Sick Calls, 1906-1920

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