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Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Arlington and Brockton- Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Agnes (Arlington) and Sacred Heart (Brockton). This update adds over 1,300 new pages to browse. Prior to the establishment of St. Malachi’s in Arlington, Arlington Catholics had to travel to St. Peter’s in Cambridge. When the parish...
4 new sketches in Early New England Families, 1641-1700- Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700, adding four new sketches. The new sketches include: John Browne, Jr. (m. 1650, 1660) Thomas Dunk (m. 1668, 1677, 1678) William Lord (m. 1642, 1664) Lydia (Buckland)(Brown)(Lord)(Dunk) Post (m. 1660-1683) The three men featured in these sketches were the first three husbands of Lydia (Buckland)(Brown)(Lord)(Dunk) Post. Early...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. Joseph (Pepperell) now searchable- Today we’ve added two new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Joseph in Pepperell. This update adds 1,725 records and 6,845 names to search. St. Joseph (Pepperell) began when Catholics in the area worshipped in private homes when visiting priests were able to come. It coalesced into a mission...
Archdiocese of Boston: 4 new browsable parishes from Amesbury, Brockton and Cambridge- Today we’ve added 20 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900. These volumes come from St. Edward (Brockton), St. Joseph (Amesbury), St. Mary of the Annunciation (Cambridge) and St. Patrick (Brockton). This update adds over 3,700 pages to browse. We’d like to thank the following volunteers for their help scanning...
Enhanced Madison, CT: Vital Records, 1718-1890-   We have revamped the database Madison, CT: Vital Records, 1718-1890. This database now contains the page image of the original manuscript, and it is searchable by first name and last name, record type, and family members (where available). This database is indexed from birth, marriage and death records transcribed by Louise R. Allen in...
Archdiocese of Boston: Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) now searchable- Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park. This update adds 9,395 records and 31,403 names to search. Most Precious Blood was established in 1870 as the Catholic population of Hyde Park grew, although their church building would not be complete...
Three new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790- Today we’re announcing three new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  These new sketches focus on Alexander Berry from Pelham and Mary Cleveland and Jacob Chamberlin from Dalton. Alexander Berry lived from 1747-1830 and married Martha “Patty” Smith.  They had five children.  Jacob Chamberlin lived from 1766 to about 1851.  He and his wife, Dorothy...
New database: Chelsea, MA: Marriages by Rabbi Icik Benkovitz, 1922-1956- Chelsea, MA: Marriages by Rabbi Icik Benkovitz, 1922-1956 is our newest database, presented thanks to the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Rabbi Icik Benkovitz lived in Chelsea, MA from 1822-1963. He was born in Lithuania in 1853.  He served two synagogues, Zemach Zedeck on Everett Avenue and Shaare Zion on Orange Street. ...
Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Update for Volumes 2 & 3- Today we are releasing volumes 2 and 3 (1848-1849) of the in-depth re-indexing of all the genealogical records in the database Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. This update includes over 23,000 records and 93,000 searchable names; almost 8 times as many as the original index for these volumes. This ongoing project will unlock the...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. John the Evangelist (Canton) now browsable- Today we’ve added four new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. John the Evangelist in Canton.  This update adds over 500 new pages to browse. Early Catholics in Canton were ministered to as part of missions from the Quincy churches or Sts. Peter and Paul in South Boston. ...