Previous Posts

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

Stephen Hopkins 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: Hopkins, Stephen (Vol. 6) This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at...
Improved Databases: Lincoln County, ME and Westfield, MA - Here at NEHGS we’re always working to improve some of our older databases.  We’re re-launching Lincoln County ME: Commissioners Marriage Records, 1759-1777 and Westfield, MA: Deaths in the First Church, 1728-1836.  Both of these collections are based on manuscripts held in our collection.  Each collection now has images.  We want to thank our volunteers for their...
New Browsable Catholic Records from St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea - We’ve added 9 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea.  St. Rose of Lima was the first Catholic church established in Chelsea; their church building was dedicated in 1865.  They named their parish for the first saint born in the Americas.  This update consists...
John Billington 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: Billington, John (Vol.21) This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth,...
St. George (Framingham) Records Now Searchable - We’ve added three new volumes from St. George in Framingham to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  In One Hundred Years of Progress, James S. Sullivan describes the mills that arose in Framingham, drawing immigrants (particularly Catholics) from other countries.  He says, “in no place did they receive a heartier welcome than in...
New Catholic Records from Allston and Dorchester - We’ve added 2 new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: St. Anthony of Padua in Allston, and St. Margaret in Dorchester.  Both of these parishes grew out of existing parishes as the Catholic population in Boston grew in the late 1800s.  St. Margaret branched off from St. Peter’s in Dorchester.  The...
New sketch for 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. The newest sketch in this collection features Richard Lowell.  It isn’t exactly clear when Richard came to Massachusetts, but he had certainly arrived by 1641/2 when his daughter was born in Newbury,...
St. Leonard of Port Maurice Records now Browsable - We have added a new parish to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  St. Leonard of Port Maurice was Boston’s first Italian parish, established in 1873 to minister to the growing Italian population in the North End.  This update to our database adds over 2,200 pages of records, and consists of the following...
Peter Brown 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: Brown, Peter (Vol. 7) This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at...
Updates to Three Newspaper Databases - We have updated the indexes for three of our early databases of marriages and death notices from newspapers, that were originally only searchable by keywords. For the following three index-only databases you can now search by first name and last name, spouse names, dates and locations, and you can still do a Keyword search on...