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New sketches from Norwich, VT in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784

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[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’ve added ten new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 from Norwich, VT. This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War.  These new sketches add over 570 new records and 1,400 new names. The new sketches are listed below:

Bush, Timothy (Norwich)
Hutchinson, John (Norwich)
Hutchinson, Samuel (Norwich)
Jaques, Ebenezer (Norwich)
Johnson, Hezekiah (Norwich)
Slafter, John (Norwich)
Smalley, Elijah (Norwich)
Smalley, Francis (Norwich)
Smalley, Joseph (Norwich)
Thatcher, Peter (Norwich)

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2017 New England Historical and Genealogical Register Now Searchable

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We’ve updated the New England Historical and Genealogical Register to now include Volume 171, the 2017 issues of the Register. This latest volume includes 416 pages and over 10,000 names. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is our flagship publication, published quarterly since 1847.  Articles featured in Volume 171 may include genealogical sketches, vital records, or other historical essays.  If you have any questions about how to search this database, be sure to check out our webinar on searching journals on AmericanAncestors.org.

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St. Joseph (Boston) Marriage and Confirmation Records Now Browsable

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West End. Detail of: Map of Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1870. By F. Fuchs [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St. Joseph (Boston) was an earlier parishes added to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  At the time, we only made the baptism records available.  Now we’re completing the parish, adding five new volumes of marriage and confirmation records.  St. Joseph is located in the West End, where it has served Boston’s Catholics for over 250 years.

St. Joseph (Boston) Confirmations, 1895-1900
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1862-1884
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1884-1893
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1893-1899
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1900

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3 new sketches in New England study projects

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Excerpt from Rigobert Bonne and Guilleme Raynal’s 1780 map, L’Isle de Terre-Neuve, L’Acadie ou La Nouvelle Ecosse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing updates to two different study projects.  We’ve added Simeon Gleason (Greenwich) and Joel Morton (Whately) to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, edited by Helen Schatvet Ullman, CG, FASG.  This study project focuses on heads of families enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which includes modern Franklin and Hampden counties as well.

Peter Oliver (m. 1643) is new to Early New England Families, 1641-1700, Alicia Crane Williams’ study project which focuses on immigrants to New England, using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide.

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St. Stephen (Boston) Records Now Searchable

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New North Church from Sketches of Boston, past and present, and of some few places in its vicinity by Isaac Smith Homans

We’ve added twelve new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Stephen in Boston’s North End.  At its inception, this church was known as St. John the Baptist.  As the parish grew, it became St. Stephen’s after taking over the former New North Church building.  The new volumes include:

St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms and Marriages, 1842-1845
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1846-1853
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1854-1862
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1862-1870
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1870-1877
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1877-1882
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1883-1889
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1889-1900
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1900
St. Stephen (Boston) Confirmations and First Communions, 1875-1930
St. Stephen (Boston) Marriages, 1846-1872
St. Stephen (Boston) Marriages, 1872-1900

We’d like to thank all of our volunteers who worked on this parish and helped make it available to you!

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Early Vermont Settlers: Sharon, VT sketches

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By Hugh C. Leighton Co, Portland, Me. (Original) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’ve added fifteen new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 from Sharon, VT. This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War.  The new sketches are listed below:

Barrett, Joseph (Sharon)
Carpenter, John (Sharon)
Crary, John (Sharon)
Harrington, Matthew (Sharon)
Havens, Robert (Sharon, Royalton)
Howe, Simeon (Sharon)
Hunter, William (Sharon)
Kingsbury, Jeduthan (Sharon)
Marsh, Joel (Sharon)
Parkhurst, Ebenezer (Sharon)
Parkhurst, Joseph (Sharon, Royalton)
Shepard, Willard (Sharon)
Spaulding, Benjamin (Sharon, Waitsfield, Moretown)
Wheeler, Isaac (Sharon)
Williams, Joseph (Sharon)

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Weymouth Catholic parishes now browsable

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By http://maps.bpl.org (Weymouth, Mass., 1880Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve added three new parishes in Weymouth to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  The new parishes include St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth), Sacred Heart (Weymouth), and Immaculate Conception (Weymouth).  This update adds over 900 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below:

Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1882-1892
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1892-1900
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Marriages, 1892-1900
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Marriages, First Communions, and Confirmations, 1882-1900

Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1870-1895
Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Marriages, 1870-1892

St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth) Baptisms and Marriages, 1866-1869

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New Early Vermont Settlers sketches from Pomfret and Woodstock

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By Haas, David W., creator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing 26 new sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.  These sketches, written by Scott Andrew Bartley focus on Pomfret and Woodstock, Vermont.

The new sketches are listed below:

Allen, David (Pomfret)
Bosworth, John (Pomfret)
Burtch, Jacob (Pomfret)
Child, Abijah (Pomfret)
Dana, Isaac (Pomfret)
Dana, William (Pomfret)
Hodges, George (Pomfret)
Knox, Timothy (Pomfret, Woodstock)
Lyon, Amasa (Pomfret)
Lyon, Nathaniel (Pomfret)
Lyon, William (Pomfret)
Mason, Elias (Pomfret)
Morse, Jedidiah (Pomfret)
Newcomb, William (Pomfret)
Paine, Noah (Pomfret)
Paine, Samuel (Pomfret, Randolph)
Powers, Abraham (Woodstock)
Powers, James (Woodstock)
Powers, William (Woodstock)
Sanderson, John (Woodstock)
Sessions, Darius (Pomfret)
Sessions, Simeon (Pomfret)
Slapp, John (Pomfret)
Smith, Abida (Pomfret)
Whitcomb, Mr. (Pomfret)
Wilson, William (Pomfret)

We also updated six existing sketches:

Chedel, John (Pomfret)
Cheney, Oliver (Pomfret, Weathersfield)
Dana, John W. (Pomfret)
Deming, Penuel (Pomfret)
Durkee, Bartholomew (Pomfret, Sheldon)
Farnsworth, Oliver (Woodstock)
Waldo, Daniel (Pomfret)

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Five new browsable Archdiocese of Boston parishes

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Stamp from St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Marriages, 1871-1900

Today we’ve added five new parishes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update adds over 4,400 new pages from Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park), St. Joseph (Salem), St. Mary (Winchester), St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly), and St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston).  The new volumes are listed below, with links to the first page of each.  Please be sure to watch our how-to video if you have questions about browsing this collection.

Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) Baptisms and Marriages, 1870-1888
Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) Baptisms, 1889-1896
Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) Baptisms, 1896-1900
Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) Confirmations, 1880-1900
Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) Marriages, 1889-1900

St. Joseph (Salem) Index to Baptisms, 1873-1900
St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1873-1887
St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1887-1892
St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1892-1900
St. Joseph (Salem) Burials, 1890-1900
St. Joseph (Salem) Confirmations, 1888-1900
St. Joseph (Salem) Marriages, 1873-1890
St. Joseph (Salem) Marriages, 1890-1900

St. Mary (Winchester) Baptisms, 1875-1900
St. Mary (Winchester) Marriages, 1875-1900

St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Baptisms, 1871-1895
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Baptisms, 1895-1900
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Confirmations, 1898
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Marriages, 1871-1900

St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Baptisms, 1866-1897
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Baptisms, 1898-1900
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Confirmations, 1884-1900
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Marriages, 1866-1900

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St. Mary (Lynn) Sacramental Records Now Searchable

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[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’ve added ten new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Mary’s in Lynn.  This update adds over 39,000 new records and 148,000 new names.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1872-1893, Part 1
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1872-1893, Part 2
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1893-1897
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms 1897-1900
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages 1837-1841
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages 1851-1861
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages 1862-1872
St. Mary (Lynn) First Communions and Confirmations 1881-1900
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages 1872-1893
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages 1893-1900

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