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St. Columbkille (Brighton) records now browsable - Today we’ve added 6 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Columbkille in Brighton.  This update adds over 1,200 new images to this browsable collection.  If you have questions about how to navigate this database, be sure to watch our how-to video.  We’d like to gratefully thank the...
New browsable Archdiocese of Boston records from Cambridge, Dorchester, and Medford - Today we’ve added three new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: St. Peter (Cambridge), St. Gregory (Dorchester), and St. Joseph (Medford).  This update adds 19 volumes and over 3,600 images.  We would like to thank the following scanners for their help making this parish available: Tom Dreyer, Ross and Linda...
New Catholic records from Charlestown and Lowell - Today we’ve updated both of our Archdiocese of Boston databases!  To the searchable database, Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, we’ve added five new volumes from St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown).  This update includes over 7,000 new records and 26,000 new names. The first Mass at St. Catherine’s was celebrated on Christmas 1887.  To...
5 new New England study project sketches - Today we’ve updated two of our study projects! Alicia Crane Williams’ Early New England Families, 1641-1700 has a new sketch on John Ward, Rev. (m. 1636), a minister in northeastern Massachusetts and Maine.  We’ve added four new sketches to Scott Andrew Bartley’s Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 including Burton, Elisha (Norwich), Fenton, Jacob (Norwich), Gates, Elijah (Norwich), and Hatch,...
American Ancestors Magazine 2017 Now Available - We’ve updated our American Ancestors Magazine database to now include the 2017 issues of the magazine.  These four issues belong to Volume 18.  Cover stories include “Our Expert Guide to Early Cape Cod” by Alicia Crane Williams, Maureen Taylor’s “Pets in the Family: An Historic Overview”, “NEHGS Study Projects: Examining Ancestors in Context” by Alicia Crane Williams,...
New Browsable Archdiocese of Boston Records from Jamaica Plain, Newburyport, and Rockland - Today we’ve added three new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain), Immaculate Conception (Newburyport), and Holy Family (Rockland).  This update adds 17 volumes and over 3,000 new pages.  If you need help understanding how to navigate this database, be sure to watch our how-to video. ...
New Database – Vermont: Windham and Windsor County Census, 1771 - Today we’re announcing a new database, Vermont: Windham and Windsor County Census, 1771.  This census enumerated heads of households in 1771 for present-day Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont which was then part of Cumberland County, New York. This census varies widely in form and content. It includes instructions to the constables for how to...
St. Augustine (South Boston) Records Now Searchable - Today we’ve added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Augustine (South Boston).  St. Augustine’s Chapel in South Boston dates to 1819, built to accompany the purchase of a Catholic cemetery in South Boston.  It is the oldest Catholic structure in Massachusetts. Catholics worshiped there until the congregation...
New Database – Norway: Mormon Missionaries and Emigrants to America, 1886-1900 - We are very happy to announce a new database today; Norway: Mormon Missionaries and Emigrants to America, 1886-1900. This database contains the complete manuscript of Passport to Paradise from Christiania, Norway and Legacy of Sacrifice of Norwegian Missionaries (1886-1900) by Shauna C. Anderson Young, Susan Easton Black, and Ruth Ellen Maness. It provides a listing...
New sketches from Norwich, VT in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 - Today we’ve added ten new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 from Norwich, VT. This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War.  These new sketches add over 570 new records and 1,400 new names. The new sketches are listed below: Bush, Timothy (Norwich) Hutchinson,...