Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Gloucester, Haverhill, Salem & Sharon

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Gloucester Harbor, 1895 by Willard Metcalf [Public domain]

Today we have added 23 new volumes, to the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 database. Today’s addition includes the parishes of St. Ann in Gloucester, St. Joseph in Haverhill, Immaculate Conception in Salem, and Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon. This update includes over 3,700 pages, 33,000 records and over 128,000 searchable names.

St. Ann in Gloucester began in 1855 when the old Baptist church was purchased and remodeled. The Catholics in Gloucester built a new, bigger church in 1881. Prior to 1855, Gloucester Catholics may have traveled to St. Mary (Salem) (which became Immaculate Conception) to worship.

St. Joseph was the French-Canadian parish in Haverhill.

The volumes published today are:

• St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1897-1908
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1908-1913
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1913-1918
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1918-1919
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1919-1920
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Confirmations, 1911-1920
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Marriages, 1907-1908
• St. Ann (Gloucester) Marriages, 1908-1920

• St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1904-1907, 1913-1917
• St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1908-1913
• St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1918-1920
• St. Joseph (Haverhill) Marriages, 1914-1920

  • Immaculate Conception (Salem) Baptismal Record of Marriages, 1908-1910
  • Immaculate Conception (Salem) Baptisms of Converts, 1908-1920
  • Immaculate Conception (Salem) Confirmations, 1913-1920
  • Immaculate Conception (Salem) Marriages, 1901-1920
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Sharon) Baptisms, 1906-1920
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Sharon) Confirmations, 1909-1918
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Sharon) Deaths, 1906-1909
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Sharon) Marriages, 1906-1920
  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Sharon) Various, 1906-1917

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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