Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Brockton, Beverly, and Cambridge

First page of the Sacred Heart (Brockton) sketch in James S. Sullivan’s One Hundred Years of Progress

Today we have added 13 new volumes and updated 4 more for the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include Sacred Heart in Brockton, St. Alphonsus in Beverly, St. Francis of Assisi and St. John the Evangelist of Cambridge. This update includes 16 volumes, 3,100 pages, and over 78,000 searchable names.

Sacred Heart in Brockton was the second Catholic church in Brockton; it was the French Canadian parish, established in 1891. St. Alphonsus church was established in Beverly in 1914 for the French Canadian population there. Before St. John the Evangelist was established, the Catholics of North Cambridge and West Somerville attended St. Peter’s. In 1893 as their numbers grew, St. John the Evangelist became its own parish.

The new and updated volumes in this release are:
• Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1907-1918
• Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1917-1920
• Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1908-1911
• Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1911-1920
• St. Alphonsus (Beverly) Baptisms, 1917-1920
• St. Alphonsus (Beverly) Confirmations, 1919-1920
• St. Alphonsus (Beverly) Marriages, 1917-1920
• St. Francis of Assisi (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1917-1920
• St. Francis of Assisi (Cambridge) Confirmations, 1919-1920
• St. Francis of Assisi (Cambridge) Marriages, 1917-1920
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1893-1908 (updated)
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1908-1914
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1914-1920
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Confirmations, 1893-1918 (updated)
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Marriages, 1893-1907 (updated)
• St. John the Evangelist (Cambridge) Marriages, 1908-1920

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