Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Boston and Mattapan

Our Lady of Victories from The Catholic Churches of Boston and its vicinity… by William Augustine Leahy, 1892

Today we’ve added eight new volumes and updated four volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady of Victories in Boston and St. Angela Merici in Mattapan. This update adds over 13,500 records and over 77,000 names to search.

Our Lady of Victories was Boston’s first French Canadian parish, established in 1880, and also know as Notre Dame des Victoires. In History of the Archdiocese of Boston in the Various Stages of Its Development 1604-1943, Lord Sexton, and Harrington relate, “By the end of the [Archbishop] Williams era [i.e. 1907], Notre Dame des Victoires was serving twenty thousand French-speaking people, scattered throughout Greater Boston” (Volume 3, 212).

St. Angela’s parish in Mattapan was founded in 1907 out of territory that had previously belonged to St. Gregory in Dorchester and Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park. Construction on the new church building began in 1909. It was dedicated in 1919.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis, Maryanne LeGrow, Janet Essency, Gig Moineau and Pauline Cusson for their work on these parishes.

The new 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 either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1898-1905*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1905-1917
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Deaths, 1889-1920*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1911*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Marriages, 1911-1920
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Various, 1880-1920*

St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1908-1918
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Confirmations, 1910-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) First Communions, 1909-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Marriages, 1908-1920

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