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

Richard Warren Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We have added the Richard Warren part 2 new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880, which now contains these Warren volumes: Warren, Richard (Vol. 18, part 2) Warren, Richard (Vol. 18, part 3) This addition adds 399 pages, 8,700 records and over 25,000 searchable names...
Updated Databases: Greenfield, MA and Lyme, NH - Today we’re announcing two updated databases, Greenfield, MA: Records, 1775-1911 and Lyme, NH: Congregational Church Records, 1774-1867.  Many of our databases, including these are based on manuscripts held in our library collection.  We recently had these two manuscripts scanned, then re-indexed by our volunteers.  They now include images and are now searchable by all available...
Lowell French Catholic Records: St. Jean Baptiste - We’ve added 16 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, from St. Jean Baptiste in Lowell.  St. Jean Baptiste grew out of St. Joseph, the original parish serving French Catholics in Lowell.  Both churches were founded under the leadership of Father André-Marie Garin, an Oblate from France who served as a...
Isaac Allerton Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Allerton, Isaac (Vol. 17) This update adds 191 pages with 3,300 supporting records and 10,300 searchable names related to the descendants of Isaac Allerton. This database is being constructed from the General Society of...
Immaculate Conception (Marlborough) Records Added - We’ve updated Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 with 10 new volumes from Immaculate Conception in Marlborough.  Marlborough’s Catholics were initially ministered to by missionaries in private homes, and then the Town Hall.  By 1854, they had grown so numerous that the cornerstone was laid for the Church.  Immaculate Conception largely...
Standish Addition to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Standish, Myles (Vol. 14) This update adds 175 pages wth 3,300 records and 16,000 searchable names related to the descendants of Myles Standish. This volume was made possible by the invaluable efforts of our team...
Addition to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 -   We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Alden, John (Vol. 16, part 5) This update adds 300 pages supporting 6,500 records and 18,700 searchable names, and represents the last of the volumes dedicated to the descendants of John Alden and...
St. Bernard (Newton) Records Now Searchable - We have just added three new volumes to Massachusetts: Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, from St. Bernard’s in West Newton. St. Bernard began as a mission attached to St. Mary’s church in Waltham (records currently available in our Image-Only collection).  St. Bernard’s church was dedicated in 1874.  The original structure burned down in 1889, but the...
New sketches: Early New England Families, 1641-1700 - Alicia Crane William’s study project, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 focuses on immigrants to New England , using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide. Today we’re announcing two new sketches: Samuel Carter (m. 1639) Samuel was a shoemaker in Charlestown who married Winifred Harwood and died in 1681. Thomas Carter (m. 1639, 1679) Thomas was Samuel’s brother.  Their...
Edward Doty Volumes added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 - We have added three new volumes to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 1) Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 2) Doty, Edward (Vol. 11, part 3) This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series...