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St. Leonard of Port Maurice Records now Browsable

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Image Credit: yeowatzup from Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany (Saint Leonard’s Church, North End, Boston) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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 eight volumes:

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Baptisms, 1873-1887

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Baptisms, 1887-1897

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Baptisms, 1897-1900

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Baptisms, 1900

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Confirmations, 1876-1900

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Index to Baptisms, 1873-1900

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Marriages, 1873-1899

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Marriages, 1900

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New sketches: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

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Image Credit: ToddC4176 at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

We have added five new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which includes parts of modern Franklin and Hampden counties as well. Sketches are submitted by NEHGS researchers and members and edited by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG. The following sketches comprise this update:

Isaac Sanderson – Whately
Asa Sanderson – Whately
David Prince – Windsor
Asa Hall – Windsor
Josiah Wright – Pittsfield

 

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Archdiocese of Boston Charlestown Records Now Searchable

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We’ve added St. Mary’s parish in Charlestown to our searchable collection of Archdiocese of Boston records, Massachusetts: Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  St. Mary’s was the first parish established as a separate parish from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in 1828.   The Boston Public Library has a Charlestown Flickr page with images of St. Mary’s interior, repairs to the roof, and a fire that happened in the building.  Scroll about three quarters of the way down the page to view these images.  This update adds over 44,000 new records and over 168,000 new names.  We’ve added the following 10 volumes:
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1829-1855
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1856-1868
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1869-1887
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1887-1894
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1894-1897
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1897-1900
St. Mary (Charlestown) Deaths and Burials, 1823-1831
St. Mary (Charlestown) Deaths and Burials, 1830-1836
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1830-1868
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1869-1900

If you have found any interesting stories or important information about your ancestors within the Archdiocese of Boston records, we would love to hear from you!  Please email me (Molly Rogers) at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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

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Transcription Challenge #11

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It’s time for Transcription Challenge #11!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Immaculate Conception and St. Mary’s in Salem, and Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge.

We really appreciated all of your help and suggestions from last week!  Over 20 participants offered suggestions.  Here are the final answers we have settled on:

  1. Guineau, Jeaneau Sarjan, Sargent
  2. John Francis, Francheus Hoar
  3. May Josephine Hennessey
  4. Juliam, Julia
  5. Annam T. McGovern, Anna T.

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St. Bernard (Newton) records now browsable

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By http://maps.bpl.org (West Newton, Massachusetts Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We have just added three new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, from St. Bernard’s in Newton.  St. Bernard began as a mission attached to St. Mary’s church in Waltham.  The church was dedicated in 1874.  The original structure burned down in 1889, but they were able to rebuild a new church by 1890.  The new volumes include:

St. Bernard (Newton) Baptisms, 1876-1894

St. Bernard (Newton) Baptisms, 1894-1900

St. Bernard (Newton) Marriages, 1876-1900 

Detail from above map of St. Bernard’s

 

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Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) records now searchable

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By Daderot (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

We have added 12 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge.  The first Catholic church in Cambridge, Sacred Heart of Jesus was originally called St. John.  The twelve new volumes are listed below:

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1842-1856

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1857-1871

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1871-1874

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1874-1878

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1878-1885

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1885-1891

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1891-1895

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1895-1899

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Marriages, 1842-1873

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Marriages, 1874-1897

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Sick Calls, 1884-1900

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) Sick Calls, 1900

If you have found any interesting stories or important information about your ancestors within the Archdiocese of Boston records, we would love to hear from you!  Please email me (Molly Rogers) at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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

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Transcription Challenge #10

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After a busy August, we’re back with our next Transcription Challenge!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Immaculate Conception in Salem.

We really appreciated all of your help and suggestions from last month!  Over 50 participants offered suggestions.  Here are the final answers we have settled on:

  1. McCourt, McCant
  2. Sre.
  3. Finucane, Finnegan
  4. Kell, Ted
  5. Sunnig, Shunig

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New browsable Catholic records from Framingham

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By O.H. Bailey & Co. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

We’re announcing 7 new volumes in Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  These volumes come from St. George in Framingham and St. Patrick in Natick.  The Catholic population swelled in these towns as immigrants from Ireland, French Canada, and elsewhere came to work in the mills. The new volumes are listed below.

St. George (Framingham) Baptisms, 1878-1900

St. George (Framingham) Baptisms and Marriages, 1848-1859

St. George (Framinhgam) Marriages, 1894-1900

St. Patrick (Natick) Baptisms, 1890-1900

St. Patrick (Natick) Baptisms and Marriages, 1860-1890

St. Patrick (Natick) First Communions and Confirmations, 1866-1900

St. Patrick (Natick) Marriages, 1890-1900

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Chatham Vital Records: Update to Massachusetts Vital Records, 1620-1850

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By Debivort (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve added a new volume of Chatham vital records to Massachusetts Vital Records, 1620-1850.  This new volume appears as “Chatham – V3” in Massachusetts Vital Records, 1620-1850. The first 100 or so pages of vital records in the current volume were also published in “Chatham – V1” in the same collection.  Chatham – V1 includes records originally published in the Mayflower Descendant between 1907 and 1917. This set of records (Chatham – V3) was originally published by the Chatham Historical Society in 1991. They are electronically published here with permission of the Society.  Records are indexed by first name, last name, spouse’s name, parents’ names, location, date, and record type.

 

By Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL [Public domain or CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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New Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 sketches

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We have 6 new sketches for Early Vermont Settlers to 1784.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s thesis “Legacy of Dissent: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Vermont 1749 to 1784” (Clark U., Ph.D., 1980).

As NEHGS prepares to publish Scott Andrew Bartley’s first volume of these sketches, we welcome any corrections, especially regarding the children of the principal subjects of the sketches.  Send any potential revisions to webmaster@nehgs.org for review.

In this update, the heads of families are all from Pomfret, VT.  Bartholomew Durkee, whose sketch is included in this update was the first permanent settler of Pomfret, VT, who moved there with his family from Pomfret, Connecticut.

The latest new sketches are listed below:

John Chedel (Pomfret)

Oliver Cheney (Pomfret, Weathersfield)

John W. Dana (Pomfret)

Penuel Deming (Pomfret)

Bartholomew Durkee (Pomfret, Sheldon)

Daniel Waldo (Pomfret)

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

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