Tuesday 21 August 2018

Latest from NEHGS on MA Catholic Registers project

AmericanAncestors.org, the online database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, has continued to add to its Massachusetts: Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 collections, as follows:

Indexed collection has seen the addition of six baptism and marriage register volumes from St Patrick, Lowell, the town's earliest parish.

Many of the records found in these volumes were not recorded in Massachusetts’ civil records, making them an important source of information for researchers (see more details here). This update adds 50,405 new records and 200,389 new names to the database.

This collection is available to Individual-level (and above) NEHGS members only.

Browse collection has been updated with images from 43 registers volumes from nine parishes:

  • Immaculate Conception, Everett
  • Immaculate Conception, Malden,
  • Immaculate Conception, Stoughton
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cambridge
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Woburn
  • St. James, Salem
  • St. John the Baptist, East Boston
  • St. Mary, Quincy
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater
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If you're not an NEHGS member, you can access the browseable collection free of charge with a free Guest account. This is easy to set up via the Sign Up button.