Tuesday 3 July 2018

NEHGS uploads more Massachusetts RC records

The New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has uploaded more Roman Catholic baptism, marriage and confirmation registers to its Archdiocese of Boston collections on AmericanAncesters.org.

From St Catherine of Siena, Charlestown, five new volumes of registers have added more than 7,000 new records and 26,000 new names to the searchable database at Massachusetts RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900. The first mass at St Catherine's was held in December 1887 and the indexed registers span 1888-1900. These records can be accessed only by Individual-level and above NEHGS members.

Meanwhile, six register volumes from St Patrick, Lowell, have joined the free, browse database – Massachusetts: (Image-Only) RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 – adding more than 1,900 images. Irish immigrants were attracted to came Lowell's industrial jobs, and worshipped together as early as 1822, although a church was not built until 1831. The records span 1836-1900. You need a free Guest account to explore this database.