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

Archdiocese of Boston: New records from Ashland, Franklin, Lawrence, North Chelmsford, Plymouth, Quincy and Saugus - Today we’ve updated both our browsable and searchable Catholic Records databases. We’ve added 23 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Cecilia (Ashland), St. Mary (Franklin), St. John the Evangelist (North Chelmsford), St. Mary (Plymouth) and St. Peter (Plymouth). This update adds over 3,000 new pages to browse. We’ve also...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Belmont, Danvers and Quincy - Today we’ve added 10 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Luke (Belmont), St. Mary of the Annunciation (Danvers) and St. John the Baptist (Quincy). This update adds over 12,200 records and more than 47,300 names to search. We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help in making these parishes...
Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1900: database complete - Today we’ve updated Norfolk County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1793-1900 to include probate file papers from 1895 through 1899. This database now contains over 42,600 records and 932,700 searchable names total. The new update added 129,153 pages. This database is now complete! This database was created from digital images and index contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme...
Early New England Families, 1641-1700: new sketch - Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700, adding one new sketch. This new sketch features George Parkhurst and his family. George lived in Watertown and Boston before returning to England, although some of his family members ultimately remained in New England. The Early New England Families, 1641-1700 study project is led by Alicia Crane Williams. This project...
Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Holbrook, Lawrence Marlborough and Maynard - Today we’ve added 21 new volumes and updated 5 volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 6 parishes across eastern Massachusetts. This update adds over 5,200 new pages to browse. The new and updated parishes include Immaculate Conception (Marlborough), St. Bridget (Maynard), St. Casimir (Maynard), St. Joseph (Holbrook), St. Lawrence O’Toole (Lawrence)...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Cambridge, Newburyport and Salem - Today we’ve added 23 new volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Immaculate Conception (Cambridge), St. Louis de Gonzague (Newburyport), and St. John the Baptist (Salem). This update adds over 25,000 records and more than 50,000 names to search.   The new volumes are listed below:   Immaculate Conception (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1914-1920  Immaculate...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Lowell, Medford, Methuen, Norwood, Salem, Shirley, South Boston and Woburn  - Today we’ve added 28 new volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Louis de France (Lowell), St. Rafael (Medford), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Methuen), St. George (Norwood), St. Anne (Salem), St. Anthony of Padua (Shirley), St. Brigid/St. Eulalia (South Boston) and St. Joseph (Woburn). This update adds over 20,000...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Arlington, Everett, Lowell, Malden, Medford, Needham and Quincy - Today we’ve added 17 new volumes and updated 1 volume in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Agnes (Arlington), St. Joseph (Everett), St. Joseph (Lowell), St. Joseph (Malden), St. James (Medford), St. Joseph (Medford), St. Joseph (Needham) and St. Mary (Quincy). This update adds over 30,000 records and more than 40,000 names to...
New database: MacRaes to America!! - Today we’re announcing a new database MacRaes to America, 1755-1930. This database contains over 9,500 entries pertaining to MacRae families across the United States. This database presents Cornelia Wendell Bush’s ebook MacRaes to America!! A Brief History of the Clan MacRae, With Records of MacRae, Ray, MacRath, McGrath & Related Families which traces this surname...
Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850: new towns - Today we’re announcing new vital records from 10 towns in western Massachusetts added to Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850. This update includes over 79,600 records and 150,300 names. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 presents the vital records of many (but not all) towns in Massachusetts. The volumes that comprise this database come from a variety of different sources...