Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Cambridge and Brockton

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Today we have added 12 new volumes to the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 database. Today’s addition delivers the parishes of Blessed Sacrament in Cambridge and St. Patrick in Brockton. This update includes over 2,500 pages, 22,000 records and over 77,000 searchable names.

In 1905, St. Mary’s Parish of Cambridge was divided. The portion between Massachusetts Avenue and the Charles River became Blessed Sacrament, under Father John A. Crowe.

Prior to 1856, Catholics in Brockton travelled to Randolph for Mass. In 1856, a priest was assigned to Brockton to build a new parish. St. Patrick’s church was dedicated in 1859.

The volumes published today are:
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1905-1908
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1909-1915
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1915-1920
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Confirmations, 1919-1920
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) First Communions, 1907-1920
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Marriages, 1905-1908
• Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge) Marriages, 1909-1920
• St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1904-1910
• St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1910-1920
• St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1920
• St. Patrick (Brockton) Confirmations, 1903-1917
• St. Patrick (Brockton) Marriages, 1910-1920

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these parishes available online. If you would like to become part of the team working on rewarding genealogical projects, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

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