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New Early Vermont Settlers sketches from Pomfret and Woodstock - Today we’re announcing 26 new sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.  These sketches, written by Scott Andrew Bartley focus on Pomfret and Woodstock, Vermont. The new sketches are listed below: Allen, David (Pomfret) Bosworth, John (Pomfret) Burtch, Jacob (Pomfret) Child, Abijah (Pomfret) Dana, Isaac (Pomfret) Dana, William (Pomfret) Hodges, George (Pomfret) Knox, Timothy (Pomfret, Woodstock) Lyon,...
New Database: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1916-1920 -   We are very happy to announce a new database today; Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1916-1920. This is the fourth in our series of Massachusetts Vital Records databases, now covering the years from 1620 through 1920. The database includes vital records from across the state between 1916 and 1920. It also includes amended records from 1840...
Five new browsable Archdiocese of Boston parishes - Today we’ve added five new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update adds over 4,400 new pages from Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park), St. Joseph (Salem), St. Mary (Winchester), St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly), and St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston).  The new volumes are...
Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 is now complete - We are extremely happy to announce that we have added our final volume to the Mayflower genealogies, and this database is now complete! This project started over a year ago, and our volunteers have invested over six thousand hours of work to scan and index this invaluable information. Overall the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants...
St. Mary (Lynn) Sacramental Records Now Searchable - Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Mary’s in Lynn.  This update adds over 39,000 new records and 148,000 new names.  The new volumes are listed below: St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1872-1893, Part 1 St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1872-1893, Part 2 St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms...
Early Vermont Settlers: 37 new sketches from Hartford, VT - Today we’re announcing 37 new sketches from Hartford, VT, which we’ve added to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s thesis “Legacy of Dissent: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Vermont 1749 to 1784” (Clark U., Ph.D.,...
John Howland Part 3 Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We have added Part 3 the John Howland volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. Part 2 of the Howland volume was uploaded previously, so this update completes the Howland books. This update adds 475 pages, 11,400 records, and over 34,000 searchable names in the following...
St. Mary (Boston) in the North End now browsable - Today we’ve added a new parish to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, St. Mary (Boston), which was located in the North End.  This parish was established in 1836 as the Catholic population in Boston grew, and the Cathedral was no longer big enough to serve all of Boston’s Catholics.  This update...
Transcription Challenge #18 Results - Thank you to everyone for the many responses we recieved, and we apologize again with the image problem and thank you for yout patience! Unfortunately, we do not have more images yet for another challenge, BUT please check back next week for an update! Here are the results… #1: Saint George, Dorchester, Baptisms 1872-75   ...
St. Mary (Lawrence) Now Browsable - We’ve added St. Mary (Lawrence) to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update adds twelve volumes and over 3,200 new pages to browse.  If you have questions about how to browse this collection, be sure to watch our explanatory video.  This parish is now available thanks to the help of our...