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New Database: The Narragansett Historical Register - We are very excited to announce a new database: The Narragansett Historical Register. The Narragansett Historical Register was published from 1882 to 1891, and described itself as “A magazine devoted to the Antiquities, Genealogy and Historical Matter illustrating the history of the Narragansett Country, or Southern Rhode Island. The stated aim of this magazine was...
Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Cambridge - Today we’ve added 10 new volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 2 parishes across the archdiocese. This update adds over 2,300 new pages to browse. The new and updated parishes include St. Francis of Assisi (Cambridge) and St. Hedwig (Cambridge). If you need help navigating the image-only collection, please consult our...
Archdiocese of Boston: new records from Lawrence, Lowell and Marblehead - Today we’ve added eleven new volumes and updated four volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Mary (Lawrence), St. Peter (Lowell) and Our Lady Star of the Sea (Marblehead). This update adds over 44,300 records and over 174,200 names to search. St. Mary’s was the second Catholic church in Lawrence, coalescing in...
Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Brookline and Cambridge - Today we’ve added 22 new volumes and updated 7 volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 5 parishes across the archdiocese. This update adds over 3,500 new pages to browse. The new and updated parishes include: Immaculate Conception (Cambridge), Our Lady of Pity (Cambridge), St. Aidan (Brookline), St. Mary of the Assumption...
Early New England Families, 1641-1700: 1 new sketch - Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700, adding one new sketch. This new sketch features George Squire m. 1642. George and his family lived in Concord, MA and Fairfield, CT. His wife’s name was Ann, and they had six children. The Early New England Families, 1641-1700 study project is led by Alicia Crane Williams. This project highlights...
New Database Salem, MA: United States 1810 Census - We are very happy to announce a new database: Salem, MA: United States 1810 Census. This project is the result of a partnership between the Phillips Library/Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and American Ancestors/NEHGS. Censuses enumerated from 1790 to 1820 were originally filed in their respective district court (state) or superior court (territory). Eventually, in 1830,...
New volumes: Boston, MA: Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882 - Today we’ve added three new volumes to Boston, MA: Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882. The new volumes are:Waste Book 1A, 1817-1820Waste Book 1B, 1820Waste Book 1E, 1822-1824 The Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston was one of the first savings bank to be incorporated in the United States. About 80% of the...
Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784: 2 new sketches - Today we’ve added 2 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The two new sketches feature Isaac McCune who married Lydia Chandler and William McCune, Isaac’s father who married Elizabeth Whitney. Both families lived in Brattleboro. We’ve also updated two existing sketches:Butterfield, Benjamin (Brattleboro)Willard, Nathan (Fort Dummer) With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches heads...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Haverhill and Lowell - Today we have added 6 new volumes to the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 () database. Today’s addition delivers the parishes of St. Patrick in Lowell, and St. Rita in Haverhill. This update includes over 600 pages, 12,000 records and over 44,000 searchable names. St. Patrick was Lowell’s first parish, and the...
Archdiocese of Boston: new records from Haverhill and Lowell - Today we’ve added seven new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. James in Haverhill and St. Margaret of Scotland in Lowell. This update adds over 26,500 records and over 76,400 names to search. We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these parishes available online. The new volumes are...