Today we’ve added four new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Roxbury. This update adds over 14,700 records and over 52,600 names to search.
The parish of St. Joseph’s in Roxbury was created in 1846 from area that had previously been part of St. Patrick’s in South Boston. In the beginning, this church served the Catholics of many neighboring towns and neighborhoods. By 1860, the parish had already grown enough to need a larger church building. While many parishes split off from the initial area of this parish, the Catholic community here continued to grow into the 20th century.
We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available online.
The new and updated volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form:
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Baptisms. 1890-1901*
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1901-1911
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Baptisms. 1911-1920
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1903-1920
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Marriages, 1890-1901*
St. Joseph (Roxbury) Marriages, 1901-1920
St. Joseph (Roxbury) New England Hospital Baptisms. 1885-1901**
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