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The NEHG Register Volume 179 Now Available - We have just posted a new volume to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register database. This update adds volume 179; which contains the 2019 Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall issues. This adds 430 pages and 11,000 searchable names to the database. Published quarterly since 1847, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is the...
2 new sketches: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 - Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  These new sketches focus on Dan Caldwell and Dan Caldwell, Jr., both of Pittsfield. 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...
Seymour, CT Vital Records Final Volume Added - We have added the fifth and final volume to the database Seymour, CT: Vital Records, 1700-1914. Volume 5 covers the period from 1 Jan 1911 through 31 Dec 1914. This volume adds 37 pages, and over 6,000 searchable names. This database contains all the records compiled in the five-volume series Vital Statistics of Seymour, Connecticut....
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Marblehead and Ayer - Today we’ve added eleven new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady Star of the Sea in Marblehead and St. Mary in Ayer. This update adds over 14,200 records and over 56,800 names to search. Early on, Catholics across northeastern Massachusetts travelled to St. Mary’s in Salem to worship. In 1864,...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records from Holliston and Lawrence - Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Mary in Holliston and St. Patrick in Lawrence. This update adds over 2,300 pages, 23,300 records and over 87,000 new names to search. St. Mary’s in Holliston because an independent parish in 1870. Before that, most Catholics when...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. Patrick (Brockton) now searchable - Today we’ve added six new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Patrick in Brockton. This update adds over 23,700 records and over 93,200 names to search. Prior to 1856, Catholics in Brockton travelled to Randolph for Mass. In 1856, a priest was assigned to Brockton to build a new parish. St....
Archdiocese of Boston: Sacred Heart (Brockton) now searchable - Today we’ve added three new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Sacred Heart in Brockton. This update adds over 2,900 records and over 11,200 names to search. Sacred Heart in Brockton was the second Catholic church in Brockton; it was the French Canadian parish, established in 1891. The new volumes are listed...
Updates to New England study projects - Today we’re announcing a variety of new and updated sketches to our three New England study projects: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 and Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. One new sketch was added to our database Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, highlighting Israel Whitcomb from Becket.  Helen Ullmann’s lastest book has recently...
New Database: Roll of Arms Registered by NEHGS, 1915-1945 - We are very happy to announce a new database today; Roll of Arms Registered by NEHGS, 1915-1945. Founded in 1864, the Committee on Heraldry authenticates, preserves, and records coats of arms borne in the United States and by U.S. citizens living abroad. Published intermittently in the Register between 1928 and 1980, the Committee’s Roll of...
Archdiocese of Boston: Immaculate Conception (Lawrence) now searchable - Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Immaculate Conception in Lawrence. This update adds over 32,100 records and over 107,900 names to search. Immaculate Conception was the first church established in Lawrence. Catholics began worshipping there as early as 1846 as workers came to the area to build...