Massachusetts: Four Databases Now Fully Indexed & Images Added

Black and white photo of museum
East India Marine Hall, of the Peabody Academy of Science, Salem, Massachusetts, USA 1876 (Now the Peabody Essex Museum). Public Domain Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Today we are releasing updated version of four databases for the state of Massachusetts. In each case, the updated database includes the original images from the manuscript and the index includes full names including parents and spouses where available. The updated volumes are:

Attleboro, MA: Church Records of the Old Town Church, Attleboro First Church, 1740-1856
Attleboro, MA: Church Records of the Second Congregational Church, 1748-1851
Pembroke, MA: Baptisms in the Second Religious Society, 1749-1825
Salem, MA: Members of the East India Marine Society, 1799-1870

In total these four databases now include 160 pages, 6,000 records, and 12,000 searchable names.

This update is made possible by the wonderful efforts of our volunteers. Max Agigian, Tim Belgrad, Linda Weaver, and Ida Nystrom delivered the Attleboro First Church update; Max Agigian, Ria Bhandarkar, and Nell Nies indexed the Attleboro Second Church update; Tate Lehmann, Michael Giannetti, Linda Weaver, and Nell Nies produced the Pembroke update; and Ria Bhandarkar and Kay Sencabaugh re-indexed the East India Marine Society. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database digitization and indexing process, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

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