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Below you’ll find an archive of our database blog posts:

Sacred Heart Roslindale Records Now Searchable - Today we have a small new addition to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  Sacramental records from Sacred Heart in Roslindale are now searchable.  This update consists of two volumes,  Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Baptisms, 1893-1900 and Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Marriages, 1893-1900. The Sacred Heart parish was established in 1893 as the Catholic population...
Transcription Challenge: Week 6 - Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 60 responses!  This week we have more mystery names to decipher from Sacred Heart (Boston), Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge), and St. Joseph (Boston) parishes, including one special challenge from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer...
Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We are very excited to announce the creation of a new searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies; Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has published the very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620...
New browsable Catholic records - We’re announcing an update to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  The new records come from the parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge (12 volumes) and St. Mary’s in Waltham (8 volumes).   Sacred Heart of Jesus was the first Catholic church in Cambridge, originally known as St....
Transcription Challenge #5 - Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 80 responses!  This week we have 5 more mystery names to decipher from Holy Cross and St. Joseph (Boston) parishes and we would love your help.  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion. Here are the chosen transcriptions from last week’s...
St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms Now Searchable - Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 has a new update–8 volumes of baptisms from St. Joseph’s parish in Boston’s West End.  Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, these volumes are now part of our searchable database!  This update consists of the following volumes: St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1862-1876 St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1877-1879 St....
Transcription Challenge #4 - Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 60 responses!  This week we have 5 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help.  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion. Here are the chosen transcriptions from last week’s challenge: Edward Coyle Edwd., Edward Foley Hannah and...
Addition to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions - Addition to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions Five new volumes have been added to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977 database which provide extensive coverage of Franklin County, Maine. The excellent indexing efforts of our volunteers has added over 30,000 new records and 57,000 new searchable names. The new volumes are: ME,...
Cathedral of the Holy Cross Records Now Searchable - The records from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross are now available in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update includes over 555,000 names searchable by first name, last name, parents’ names, spouses’ names, witnesses’ names, record type, year, and location. We want to extend our vast gratitude to our volunteers who...
Transcription Challenge: Week 3 - Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 150 responses!  This week we have 8 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion. Here are the chosen transcriptions from last week’s challenge: Kezia M. Ahern Timothy O’Driscoll Stephen Donovan...