Monday 22 October 2018

Milestones for NEHGS collection of RC records (Boston)

The New England Historical Genealogical Society's has continued to expand its collection of Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston registers, 1789-1900, as follows:

Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records (Image-only), 1789-1900
In the last three weeks, the image/browse collection has passed a significant milestone with more than 500 volumes now available to view on the online database. 
  • Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton): Baptisms & Marriages, 1879-1900
  • Sacred Heart (Natick) Baptisms & Marriages, 1890-1900; Confirmations, 1893-1900
  • St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1861-1900; Marriages, 1862-1900
  • Sts. Peter and Paul (South Boston) Baptisms & Marriages, 1847-1900; Confirmations, 1865-1900
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Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900
Indexing of the images continues and there are now more than 200 volumes available in the fully indexed collection via the link above. The most recent additions were the registers for St Mary's in Randolph, which was built in 1849:
  • St. Mary (Randolph) Baptisms & Marriages, 1853-1900: Confirmations and First Communions, 1869-1884
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