Wednesday 5 December 2018

NEHGS: Latest additions to MA Catholic registers

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

Indexed database
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The latest parish volumes to be fully imaged, indexed and available to search are:
  • St. Mary of the Assumption (Brookline) – Baptisms & Marriages, 1852-1900; Confirmations, 1855-1891; Marriages, 1857-1900. The parish index holds 76,696 names.
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (Lawrence) – Births, Marriages, and Confirmations, 1887-1900. The parish index holds more than 1,300 new search.
To search and view the indexed database, you need to be a member (Individual-level and above) of the NEHGS.

Unindexed Image-only database
Images of the volumes for the following parishes have been uploaded to the Browse database:
  • Our Lady of the Assumption (East Boston) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • St Augustine (Andover) – Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions & Marriages
  • St Paul (Cambridge) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • St Francis de Sales (Roxbury) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • St Edward the Confessor (Medfield) – Baptisms
  • Sacred Heart (Middleborough) – Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Roxbury) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) – Baptisms and Marriages
  • Sacred Heart (Lowell) – Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths
  • St. Joachim (Rockport) – Baptisms and Marriages
  • St. Mary of the Annunciation (Melrose) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • St. Stephen (Framingham) – Baptisms, Confirmations and Marriages
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (South Boston) – Baptisms and Marriages
You don't need a subscription to view these images, only a Guest Account. To find out how to navigate the collection to find the records you want, watch this short how-to video.