Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph (Belmont), St. John the Evangelist (Canton), Sacred Heart (Groton), and Sacred Hearts (Haverhill). This update adds over 6,200 records and over 23,000 names to search.
St. Joseph in Belmont grew out of St. Agnes in Arlington; it became an independent parish in 1900.
St. John the Evangelist in Canton was dedicated in 1867 and continued to be a place of worship for Catholics into the new century.
Sacred Heart in Groton began in 1905. See History of the archdiocese of Boston in the various stages of its development, 1604 to 1943 … by Lord, Harrington, and Sexton for a discussion of the changing parish boundaries in this area.
Sacred Hearts in Haverhill grew out of St. James in Haverhill. This new church served the former town of Bradford which was incorporated into Haverhill in 1897. This parish began in 1908.
We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these parishes available online.
The new volumes are listed below:
St. Joseph (Belmont) Baptisms, 1900-1920
St. Joseph (Belmont) Confirmations, 1911-1920
St. Joseph (Belmont) Marriages, 1900-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Baptisms, 1901-1908
St. John the Evangelist (Canton) Marriages, 1901-1908
Sacred Heart (Groton) Baptisms, 1907-1920
Sacred Heart (Groton) Confirmations, 1920
Sacred Heart (Groton) Marriages, 1907-1920
Sacred Hearts (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1908-1920
Sacred Hearts (Haverhill) Marriages, 1908-1920
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