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Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Our Lady of Pompeii - Today we have added 6 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s addition provides the parish of Our Lady of Pompeii in Boston. This update includes over 1,800 pages, and over 102,000 searchable names. Father Pasquale Di Milla was one of the first active Italian priests in Boston. In 1901,...
Archdiocese of Boston: New browsable records from Boston and Newton - Today we’ve added twelve new volumes and updated eleven volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Bernard (Newton), St. Columbkille (Brighton), St. Joseph (Boston), and St. Mary (Boston). This update adds over 2,700 new pages to browse. We’d like to thank volunteers Bill Wolfendale, Kim Bonner, Angela Napolitano and Eileen McCarthy...
Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Volumes 11-13 Updated - Today we are releasing volumes 11, 12 and 13 (1857-1859) of the in-depth re-indexing of all the genealogical records in the database Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. This update includes 25,000 records and 54,000 searchable names and has about four times the number of records previously indexed for these volumes. This ongoing project will...
Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Wakefield - Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Wakefield. This update adds over 1,100 new pages to browse. As early as 1854, Catholics were worshipping in Wakefield. In the 1870s, the congregation was expanding and a new church was built on Albion Street. During this...
Western Massachusetts Families in 1790: 2 new sketches - Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Isaac Hemingway Streeter of Middlefield who married Hannah Alderman and Ebenezer Bird of Windsor who married Ruby “Lauri” Hayward. This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) now searchable - Today we’ve added four new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown. This update adds over 11,600 records and over 43,900 names to search. St. Catherine of Siena grew out of St. Francis de Sales parish in Charlestown, located at the base of...
New browsable Archdiocese of Boston records: Sacred Heart in Boston’s North End - Today we’ve added 37 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Sacred Heart in the North End of Boston. We’ve also updated two volumes from this parish. This update adds over 16,700 new pages to browse. Sacred Heart was Boston’s second Italian parish, established in the North End in about 1889. This...
New searchable Archdiocese of Boston records from Allston - Today we’ve added three new volumes and updated two volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Anthony of Padua in Allston. This update adds over 11,100 records and over 42,300 names to search. St. Anthony’s grew from St. Columbkille in Brighton.  The cornerstone was laid in 1894.  James S. Sullivan’s One Hundred Years...
Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable parishes from Charlestown - Today we’ve added twelve new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Catherine of Siena and St. Mary, both in Charlestown. We’ve also updated five volumes from these two parishes. This update adds over 4,000 new pages to browse. St. Mary’s was the first parish established as a separate parish from the...
Western Massachusetts Families in 1790: 1 new sketch - Today we’re announcing one new sketch in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketch focuses on Nathaniel Abell of Goshen. This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.  Sketches for this project are submitted to editor Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG...