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Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records for Brockton, Beverly, and Cambridge - Today we have added 13 new volumes and updated 4 more for the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include Sacred Heart in Brockton, St. Alphonsus in Beverly, St. Francis of Assisi and St. John the Evangelist of Cambridge. This update includes 16 volumes, 3,100 pages, and over 78,000 searchable names....
American Ancestors Magazine Volume 21 (2020) Added - We have updated our American Ancestors Magazine database to include volume 21 covering the year 2020. This update contains over 280 pages and 2,400 searchable names. The indexing for these records includes full names, Publication year (not the year of the record), and article titles and authors. A 64-page magazine published by NEHGS beginning in...
3 new sketches: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 - Today we’re announcing three new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Elias Haskell of Greenwich who married Marcy Tilson, Jacob Miller of Northampton who married Mercy Johnson and Barnabas Sears of Greenwich who married Rachel Bullard. This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire...
Archdiocese of Boston: new volumes from Sacred Heart in the North End - Today we’ve added 11 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Sacred Heart in Boston. This update adds over 20,200 records and over 68,600 names to search. Usually we add all the records of a single parish at once. Most parishes contain less than 10 volumes for the 20 year time period...
Archdiocese of Boston: St. Patrick (Cambridge) now searchable - Today we’ve added four new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Patrick in Cambridge. This update adds over 3,700 records and over 13,800 names to search. As the Catholic population of East Cambridge grew, St. Patrick split from Sacred Heart of Jesus, becoming its own parish in 1908. On the Parish...
Early New England Families: 1 new sketch - Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700, adding one new sketch. This new sketch features George Blake m. 1641. George and his family lived in Gloucester and Boxford, MA. His wife’s name was Dorothy, and they had seven children. The Early New England Families, 1641-1700 study project is led by Alicia Crane Williams. This project highlights...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Brockton and Winthrop - Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Edward in Brockton and St. John the Evangelist in Winthrop. This update adds over 5,900 records and over 22,800 names to search. St. Edward’s parish served the Catholics of the Montello neighborhood in the northern part of Brockton. This parish...
Archdiocese of Boston: new records from Boston and Andover - Today we’ve added 12 new volumes and updated five volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Sacred Heart (Boston) and St. Augustine (Andover). This update adds over 27,400 records and over 101,100 names to search. Usually we add all the records of a single parish at once. Most parishes contain less than 10...
Worcester, MA: Scots-Irish Settlers, 1700-1850 Updated Sketch - Today we are adding a revised sketch in the database Worcester, MA: Scots-Irish Settlers, 1700-1850 for the Blair family. The newly expanded Blair sketch covers the first three generations and containes 28 pages and nearly 1,800 searchable names. This database is the result of a study project done by Shirley (Robinson) Pizziferri , and it...
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 John Watkins of Partridgefield (married Elizabeth Bowker) and Samuel Dibble of Mount Washington, MA (married first Lydia Lord, second Sarah Downs). This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including...