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Archdiocese of Boston: New searchable records from Arlington, Amesbury and Ayer

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St. Joseph in Amesbury (from the Archdiocese of Boston archives)

Today we’ve added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Agnes (Arlington), St. James the Apostle (Arlington), St. Joseph (Amesbury), and St. Mary (Ayer). This update adds over 7,000 records and over 27,500 names to search.

Prior to the establishment of St. Malachi (or Malachy) in Arlington in 1872, Arlington Catholics had to travel to St. Peter’s in Cambridge. When the parish began, it also included territory in Belmont and Lexington (which later became their own parishes). In 1900, St. Malachi’s was renamed to honor St. Agnes.

As more Catholics moved into Arlington, St. James the Apostle was established in 1914 to serve people in the Arlington Heights neighborhood.

The first iteration of St. Joseph’s church in Amesbury was dedicated in 1866. Ten years later, the church was already ready to expand, and a second, new church was dedicated in 1876. Many French Canadians attended this parish.

Prior to the establishment of St. Mary in Ayer, Catholics in this region worshipped in Fitchburg. St. Mary’s was established in 1858. Before Pepperell became an independent parish, Catholics from Pepperell worshipped at St. Mary’s in Ayer.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available online.

The new volumes are listed below:

St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1902-1912
St. James the Apostle (Arlington) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Joseph (Amesbury) Baptisms, 1901-1920
St. Mary (Ayer) Baptisms, 1902-1909
St. Mary (Ayer) Baptisms, 1914-1920

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Early Vermont Settlers: 8 new sketches

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Connecticut River in Brattleboro, VT (late 1800s), D.A. Henry (New York Public Library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Today we’ve added eight new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784, highlighting families who lived in Brattleboro. The new sketches are listed below:

Wells, Henry (Brattleboro)
Wells, Jonathan (Brattleboro)
Wells, Samuel (Brattleboro)
Wilder, Elias (Brattleboro, Dummerston)
Wilder, John (Brattleboro)
Wilder, Joshua (Brattleboro)
Wilder, Tilly (Brattleboro)
Wilder, Tilly, Jr. (Brattleboro)

With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political and religious fronts, uncover the migration patterns for this period in the region, and identify all those just looking to better their lives on the new frontier.  This project is proceeding in two series, settlers to 1771 and 1772-1784.  The work so far has been geographical, focusing on Windsor and Windham Counties.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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Catholic Cemetery Association: 4 new cemeteries now available

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Grave marker at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden (photo by Claire Vail Photography)

Last month we announced a new database of Catholic cemetery records: Massachusetts: Catholic Cemetery Association Records, 1833-1940. Today we’re adding 4 new cemeteries to this database: Calvary (Winchester), Catholic Mount Auburn (Watertown), St. Patrick (Stoneham), and St. Paul (Arlington). We’re also adding two new volumes from Holy Cross in Malden (Holy Cross (Malden) Burials, 1868-1885 and Holy Cross (Malden) Lot Sales and Burials, 1868-1870 (Book 1)).

This update adds 48 new volumes, 212,900 records and 223,400 searchable names.

When complete, this database will feature 20 cemeteries administered by the CCA in eastern Massachusetts. 13 cemeteries are available to search now; 7 more will be added throughout the year. Most cemeteries are being added all at once. Holy Cross in Malden is the only cemetery coming online sequentially. Some volumes are available now and more will be added soon. 

These volumes contain records of lot sales and interments, and include information about lot owners, date of burial and location of burial. Some of the people represented in these written records may not have purchased a grave marker or their marker may have eroded with time, making this collection essential for research into Catholic burials in this region.

In addition to the searchable database, maps of each cemetery are being made available to help locate burial plots. Where possible, maps include sections, ranges and in some cases narrative description of how headstones are arranged by row and lot number. Also included are points of interest such as entrances, exits, flag poles, monuments, offices and spigots. Special sections for the burials of infants, priests and religious are also noted.  Links to the cemetery maps can be found in the Database Description. Watch our how-to video for instructions on navigating to the database and using the cemetery maps.

We’d like to thank the following volunteers and interns for their work on these volumes of this database: Alida Baker, Angela Napolitano, Arlys LaFehr, Bill Fenton, Bill Morse, Bill Wolfendale, Bob Rainville,
Bruce McKeeman, Carol Zimmerman, Carolyn Jack, Daria O’Connor, David Anderson, David Fredette, Eileen McCarthy, Eldon Gay, Elizabeth Handler, Erin Canzano, Gail Delfosse, Gail Wine, Helen Fredell, Jaimie Williams-Peterson, Jane Himmel, Jessica Powers, John Hagarty, Julie Esposito, Julie Roffo, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Kathy Oberley, Katie McNally, Linda Matthews, Linda Weaver, Lisa Butler, Lisa Donovan, Liz Barnett, Liz Jones, Lois Houghton, Mary Alice Yost, Mary Jo Donzella, Matt Murphy, Maureen Keillor, Meg Mill, Merrill Hill, Michael Giannetti, Michelle Kearns, Nancy Johnson, Patty Ryburn, Paula Hines, Pauline Cusson, Peg Camp, Phyllis Day, Rebecca Searl, Renda Smith, Rhonda Wilson, Rick Lagueux, Ross Weaver, Sandy Murphy Mauer, Sara Stinson, Sharon Dorrity, Susan Dickinson, Therese Mosorjak, Tom Clements, Violet Hurst and Virginia Vaught.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership

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Archdiocese of Boston: All Saints (Roxbury) now searchable

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Parish Boundary Map showing All Saints (Roxbury) shaded in blue and marked with an arrow.

Today we’ve added three new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from All Saints in Roxbury. This update adds over 5,000 records and over 20,600 names to search.

Construction of the All Saints Church in Roxbury started in 1893. It was dedicated in 1897. This parish grew out of St. Joseph in Roxbury as the Catholic population in this area grew.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available online.

The new volumes are listed below:

All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1908-1916
All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1916-1920
All Saints (Roxbury) Marriages, 1908-1920

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Boston and Mattapan

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Our Lady of Victories from The Catholic Churches of Boston and its vicinity… by William Augustine Leahy, 1892

Today we’ve added eight new volumes and updated four volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady of Victories in Boston and St. Angela Merici in Mattapan. This update adds over 13,500 records and over 77,000 names to search.

Our Lady of Victories was Boston’s first French Canadian parish, established in 1880, and also know as Notre Dame des Victoires. In History of the Archdiocese of Boston in the Various Stages of Its Development 1604-1943, Lord Sexton, and Harrington relate, “By the end of the [Archbishop] Williams era [i.e. 1907], Notre Dame des Victoires was serving twenty thousand French-speaking people, scattered throughout Greater Boston” (Volume 3, 212).

St. Angela’s parish in Mattapan was founded in 1907 out of territory that had previously belonged to St. Gregory in Dorchester and Most Precious Blood in Hyde Park. Construction on the new church building began in 1909. It was dedicated in 1919.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis, Maryanne LeGrow, Janet Essency, Gig Moineau and Pauline Cusson for their work on these parishes.

The new volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1898-1905*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1905-1917
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Deaths, 1889-1920*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1911*
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Marriages, 1911-1920
Our Lady of Victories (Boston) Various, 1880-1920*

St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1908-1918
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Confirmations, 1910-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) First Communions, 1909-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Marriages, 1908-1920

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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Updated databases from Maine and Vermont

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The Kennebec River in Skowhegan, ME (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Today we’ve updated four databases focusing on Maine and Vermont. These databases, based on manuscripts from the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections are now searchable by first name and last name, location, record type, and family members (where available). The page images from the original manuscripts were also added to these revamped databases. This update adds over 3,400 records and over 7,700 names to search across the four databases.

The updated databases include:

Maine: Marriages Performed by Rev. Enoch M. Fowler, 1840-1875
Skowhegan, ME: Marriages Perfomed by Eleazer Coburn, 1810-1844
Morgan, VT: Early Records, 1780-1932
Rutland, VT: Records of the Congregational Church (East Parish), 1788-1842 

We’d like to thank the following volunteers for their work to make these updates possible: Greta Gaffin, Colleen Alm, Nell Nies, Tate Lehmann, Rich Wood and Margaret Parker.

Please note: These databases are available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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Archdiocese of Boston: new browsable records from Boston, Brockton, Beverly, Arlington, Andover, Amesbury and Ayer

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Gate of Heaven Band (from the archives of the Archdiocese of Boston)

Today we’ve added 79 new volumes and updated 60 volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 23 parishes across the archdiocese. This update adds over 19,800 new pages to browse.

The new and updated parishes include: All Saints (Roxbury), Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain), Gate of Heaven (South Boston), Immaculate Conception (Boston), Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston), Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton), Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston), Sacred Heart (Brockton), Sacred Heart (Roslindale), St. Agnes (Arlington), St. Augustine (Andover), St. Augustine (South Boston), St. Edward (Brockton), St. Joseph (Amesbury), St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton), St. Mary (Ayer), St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly), St. Patrick (Brockton), St. Patrick (Roxbury), St. Philip (Roxbury), St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain), St. Vincent de Paul (South Boston) and Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston).

If you need help navigating the image-only collection, please consult our most recent webinar, Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Records Project: We’re Expanding! 

The new volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1920 are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1896-1908*
All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1908-1916
All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1916-1920
All Saints (Roxbury) Marriages, 1896-1908*
All Saints (Roxbury) Marriages, 1908-1920

Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1892-1903*
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1903-1908
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1908-1915
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1916-1920
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Confirmations, 1892-1910*
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Confirmations, 1913-1920
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Marriages, 1892-1907*
Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) Marriages, 1908-1920

Gate of Heaven (South Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1913*
Gate of Heaven (South Boston) Baptisms, 1913-1919
Gate of Heaven (South Boston) Baptisms, 1919-1920
Gate of Heaven (South Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1873-1908*
Gate of Heaven (South Boston) Marriages, 1885-1916*
Gate of Heaven (South Boston) Marriages, 1916-1920

Immaculate Conception (Boston) Baptisms 1898-1920*
Immaculate Conception (Boston) Marriages 1870-1920*

Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1902*
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1902-1916
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1913
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1916-1917
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Deaths, 1910-1920
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Marriages, 1893-1903*
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Marriages, 1903-1908
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Marriages, 1908-1916
Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Marriages, 1916-1920

Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton) Baptisms, 1914-1919
Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton) Baptisms, 1914-1920 (Part 1)
Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton) Marriages, 1914-1920 (Part 2)
Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton) Confirmations and Deaths, 1914-1920 (Part 3)
Our Lady of Ostrobrama (Brockton) Marriages, 1914-1919

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) Baptisms, 1897-1911*
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1920
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) Confirmations, 1903-1920
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) Marriages, 1884-1907*
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) Marriages, 1908-1920

Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1891-1907*
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1907-1918
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Confirmations, 1893, 1898, 1901*
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1891-1907*
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1908-1911
Sacred Heart (Brockton) Marriages, 1911-1920

Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Baptisms, 1893-1908*
Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Baptisms, 1908-1917
Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Index to Baptisms, 1893-1920*
Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Marriages, 1893-1908*
Sacred Heart (Roslindale) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1894-1902*
St. Agnes (Arlington) Baptisms, 1902-1912
St. Agnes (Arlington) Marriages, 1898-1920*

St. Augustine (Andover) Baptisms, 1885-1909*
St. Augustine (Andover) Baptisms, 1894-1919*
St. Augustine (Andover) Baptisms, 1920
St. Augustine (Andover) Confirmations 1894-1920*
St. Augustine (Andover) First Communions, 1895-1920*
St. Augustine (Andover) Marriages, 1892-1908*
St. Augustine (Andover) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1899-1912*
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1912-1916 (Part 1)
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1916-1919 (Part 2)
St. Augustine (South Boston) Baptisms, 1919-1920 (Part 3)
St. Augustine (South Boston) Confirmations, 1896-1917*
St. Augustine (South Boston) Confirmations, 1919-1920
St. Augustine (South Boston) First Communions, 1919-1920
St. Augustine (South Boston) Index to Baptisms, 1868-1912*
St. Augustine (South Boston) Marriages, 1900-1913*
St. Augustine (South Boston) Marriages, 1913-1920

St. Edward (Brockton) Baptisms, 1897-1913*
St. Edward (Brockton) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Edward (Brockton) Confirmations, 1898-1920*
St. Edward (Brockton) Marriages, 1897-1917*
St. Edward (Brockton) Marriages, 1917-1920

St. Joseph (Amesbury) Baptisms, 1901-1920
St. Joseph (Amesbury) Confirmations, 1883-1920*
St. Joseph (Amesbury) First Communions, 1895-1920*

St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton) Baptisms, 1902-1913
St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton) Baptisms, 1913-1920
St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton) Confirmations, 1906-1920
St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton) Marriages, 1902-1908
St. Margaret of Scotland (Brockton) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. Mary (Ayer) Baptisms, 1867-1902*
St. Mary (Ayer) Baptisms, 1902-1909
St. Mary (Ayer) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Mary (Ayer) Marriages, 1867-1919*

St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Baptisms, 1895-1909*
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Baptisms, 1909-1920
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Baptisms, 1920
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Confirmations, 1898-1920*
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Marriages, 1871-1915*
St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) Marriages, 1915-1920

St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1897-1903*
St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1904-1910
St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1910-1920
St. Patrick (Brockton) Baptisms, 1920
St. Patrick (Brockton) Confirmations, 1885-1901*
St. Patrick (Brockton) Confirmations, 1903-1917
St. Patrick (Brockton) Marriages, 1886-1910*
St. Patrick (Brockton) Marriages, 1910-1920

St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1890-1906*
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1907-1920
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1920
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1894-1920*
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Marriages, 1881-1902*
St. Patrick (Roxbury) Marriages, 1903-1920

St. Philip (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1898-1908*
St. Philip (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1908-1914
St. Philip (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Philip (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1896-1913*
St. Philip (Roxbury) Confirmations, 1915-1920
St. Philip (Roxbury) Marriages, 1895-1908*

St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1893-1901 (Vol. 3)*
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1902-1907
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1908
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1908-1915
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Baptisms, 1915-1920
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Confirmations, 1869-1911*
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Confirmations, 1914-1920
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) First Communions, 1899-1920*
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Index to Baptisms, 1869-1901*
St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain) Marriages, 1901-1907

St. Vincent de Paul (South Boston) Baptisms, 1898-1909*
St. Vincent de Paul (South Boston) Baptisms, 1910-1920
St. Vincent de Paul (South Boston) Confirmations, 1870-1920*
St. Vincent de Paul (South Boston) Marriages, 1880-1909*

Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1911*
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1916
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Confirmations, 1892-1905*
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Confirmations, 1910-1920
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Marriages, 1894-1910*
Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Marriages, 1910-1920

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Forest Hills and East Boston

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1901 Map of East Boston (https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/m900rc79g)

Today we’ve added seven new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills), St. Joseph (East Boston) and St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston). This update adds over 12,000 records and over 42,400 names to search.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these parishes available online.

The new volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

St. Joseph (East Boston) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Joseph (East Boston) Confirmations 1917-1920
St. Joseph (East Boston) Marriages 1914-1920

St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Confirmations, 1920
St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Marriages, 1918-1920

St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Baptisms, 1898-1917*
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1920
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Confirmations, 1884-1920*
St. Mary Star of the Sea (East Boston) Marriages, 1866-1920*

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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2 new sketches: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

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Image credit: John Phelan, CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Noah Church of New Marlborough (m. Lucy Holcomb) and Matthew Williams of Sandisfield (m1. Grace Smith, m2. Mary _____). Three existing sketches were updated as well: Prince Williams of Greenwich, John Gibbs of Greenwich and Samuel Hurlbut of Westhampton.

This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.  Sketches for this project are submitted to editor Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG by NEHGS members and other interested researchers.  If you are interested in submitting a sketch for Volume 5, please review our project home page.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this update possible.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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Massachusetts: Catholic Cemetery Association Records, 1833-1940

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Grave marker at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden (photo by Claire Vail Photography)

Today American Ancestors, the Archive Department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston (RCAB) and the Catholic Cemetery Association of the Archdiocese of Boston (CCA) are announcing a new database of Catholic cemetery records: Massachusetts: Catholic Cemetery Association Records, 1833-1940. These volumes contain records of lot sales and interments, and include information about lot owners, date of burial and location of burial. Some of the people represented in these written records may not have purchased a grave marker or their marker may have eroded with time, making this collection essential for research into Catholic burials in this region.

This database will feature 20 cemeteries administered by the CCA in eastern Massachusetts. Today we’re releasing 31 volumes from 9 cemeteries, including over 354,500 records and over 355,500 searchable names. Records from the remaining 11 cemeteries will be added throughout the year.

In addition to the searchable database, maps of each cemetery are being made available to help locate burial plots. Where possible, maps include sections, ranges and in some cases narrative description of how headstones are arranged by row and lot number. Also included are points of interest such as entrances, exits, flag poles, monuments, offices and spigots. Special sections for the burials of infants, priests and religious are also noted.  Links to the cemetery maps can be found in the Database Description. Watch our how-to video for instructions on navigating to the database and using the cemetery maps.

Records are currently available from the following cemeteries:
Calvary (Waltham)
Holy Cross (Malden) (not yet complete–more to come)
Sacred Heart (Andover)
St. George (Framingham)
St. James (Haverhill)
St. Joseph (Haverhill)
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn)
St. Mary (Beverly)
St. Mary (Malden)

Future releases will include records from: St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown), St. Paul (Arlington), North Cambridge Catholic (Cambridge), St. Joseph (Lynn), St. Mary (Lynn), Holy Cross (Malden) (additional volumes), Immaculate Conception (Marlborough), St. Mary (Salem), St. Patrick (Stoneham), Catholic Mount Auburn (Watertown), St. Patrick (Watertown), and Calvary (Winchester).

We’d like to thank the following volunteers and interns for their work on these volumes of this database: Arlys LaFehr, Bill Morse, Bob Rainville, Bruce McKeeman, Christina Travella, Daria O’Connor, David Fredette, Elizabeth Handler, Erin Canzano, Fran Danico, Gail Delfosse, Helen Fredell, Jaimie Williams-Peterson, Jane Himmel, Joan Koesterherm, John Hagerty, Julie Esposito, Karen Jarret, Kathy Oberley, Linda Martin Berke, Linda Mathew, Lisa Donovan, Marilyn Tomei, Matt Murphy, Melissa Fuller, Michelle Kearns, Nancy Johnson, Pauline Cusson, Peg Camp, Rebecca Searl, Renda Smith, Rick Lagueux, Ross Weaver, Sandy Murphy Mauer, Sharon Dorrity, Therese Mosorjak, Tom Clements, Troy Nikander and Virginia Vaught.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.

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