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Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for St. Joseph of Haverhill - Today we have added six new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 , for the parish of St. Joseph in Haverhill. This update includes over 1,500 pages and over 135,000 searchable names. In 1876 Rev Gather Casgrain, of Fall River, was instructed by the Archbishop to go to Haverhill and erect...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Framingham and Cohasset - Today we’ve added six new volumes and updated one volume in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Bridget in Framingham and St. Anthony of Padua in Cohasset. This update adds over 3,600 records and over 15,100 names to search. St. George in Saxonville was the first Catholic church in Framingham, established in 1848....
Western Massachusetts Families in 1790: new sketches from New Marlborough - Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  These new sketches focus on Ezra Knapp and Zenas Wheeler, both of New Marlborough. 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...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Salem - Today we’ve added 7 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Salem. This update adds over 27,900 records and over 279,800 names to search. In 1872, the French Canadians of Salem gathered for Mass as their own congregation for the first time. St. Joseph’s grew out of Immaculate Conception...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Dorchester - Today we’ve added 8 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Matthew in Dorchester. This update adds over 9,900 records and over 37,600 names to search. St. Matthew grew out of St. Gregory’s parish in Dorchester. In 1900 it became a parish of its own. By 1923, a new church had...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Brockton, Lexington, and South Boston - Today we have added 10 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Casimir in Brockton, St. Brigid in Lexington, and Our Lady of Czestochowa in South Boston. This update includes over 1,350 pages, and over 66,000 searchable names. St. Casimir Catholic Church dated back...
Archdiocese of Boston: Blessed Sacrament in Walpole now searchable - Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Blessed Sacrament in Walpole. This update adds over 7,300 records and over 27,500 names to search. James Sullivan describes the beginnings of this parish which was originally called St. Francis in One Hundred Years of Progress. In about 1876, enough Catholics...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. Patrick in Stoneham now searchable - Today we’ve added four new volumes and updated one volume in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Patrick in Stoneham. This update adds over 6,600 records and over 21,700 names to search. St. Patrick’s began in 1868 when the Bishop assigned a priest to minister to this region. Before gaining their own churches,...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Lynn and Quincy - Today we have added 13 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Joseph in Lynn and St. John the Baptist in Quincy. This update includes nearly 3,000 pages, and over 330,000 searchable names. St. Joseph (Lynn) began as an offshoot of St. Mary (Lynn)...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Boston Harbor Islands, Concord, and Norwood - Today we have added 8 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include The Boston Harbor Island Mission, and the parishes of St. Bernard in Concord and St. Catherine of Siena in Norwood. This update includes over 620 pages, and over 105,000 searchable names. Priests traveled to the Boston...