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Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for St. Stephen in Boston - Today we have added 3 new volumes, and 3 extended volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions are for the parish of St. Stephen in Boston. This update includes 600 pages, and over 25,000 searchable names. At its inception, this church was known as St. John the Baptist. As the...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Boston, Cambridge, and West Roxbury - Today we have added 11 new volumes, and 6 extended volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of Holy Trinity in Boston, St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge, and St. Theresa of Avila in West Roxbury. This update includes over 3,000 pages, and over 100,000 searchable names....
Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784: 4 new sketches - Today we’ve added four new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784, highlighting families who lived in Brattleboro. The new sketches are listed below: Burt, Joseph (Brattleboro)Church, Nathaniel (Brattleboro)Church, Nathaniel, Jr. (Brattleboro)Kendrick, Lemuel (Brattleboro) Scott Andrew Bartley’s study project tracks heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  His sketches so far have focused on...
Archdiocese of Boston: Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) now searchable - Today we’ve added five new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton. This update adds over 17,000 records and over 52,000 names to search. Construction for Our Lady Help of Christians began in 1873. The church was dedicated in 1881. It became...
Archdiocese of Boston: New browsable records from Boston neighborhoods - Today we’ve added 45 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 11 parishes: Our Lady of the Assumption (East Boston), St. Adalbert (Dorchester), St. Ambrose (Dorchester), St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills), St. Angela Merici (Mattapan), St. Joseph (East Boston), St. Lazarus (East Boston), St. Leo (Dorchester), St. Mark (Dorchester), St....
New Database: General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920 - We are very excited to announce a new database in time for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower: General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920. In 1620, a brave group of 102 men, women and children sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, searching for a life of religious and civic...
Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for St. Joseph of Wakefield - Today we have added 8 new volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions are for the parish of St. Joseph in Wakefield, and the update includes over 900 pages, and over 66,000 searchable names. As early as 1854, Catholics were worshipping in Wakefield. In the 1870s, the congregation was expanding...
Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784: 10 new sketches - Today we’ve added ten new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784, highlighting families who lived in Brattleboro. The new sketches are listed below: Alexander, John (Brattleboro, Marlboro)Baldwin, Daniel (Brattleboro)Baldwin, John (Brattleboro)Baldwin, Levi (Brattleboro)Brace, William (Brattleboro)Brown, Samuel (Brattleboro)Church, David (Brattleboro)Church, Eber (Brattleboro)Church, Jonathan (Brattleboro)Church, Malachi (Brattleboro) Scott Andrew Bartley’s study project tracks heads of families who lived in Vermont...
Western Massachusetts Families in 1790: 2 new sketches - Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Cary Briggs of Hancock  who married Elizabeth Jones and Reuben Cooley of Greenwich who married first Sarah Train, then Elizabeth Needham. This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from St. Joseph in Boston’s West End - Today we’ve added three new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Boston. This update adds over 15,800 records and over 59,400 names to search. St. Joseph is located in Boston’s West End. An old Congregational church was purchased in 1862, and the parish was formed...