Thursday 17 January 2019

Latest updates to Massachusetts/Boston RC collection on

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

The additions uploaded between early December and yesterday are detailed below.

Indexed database

The latest parish volumes to be fully imaged, indexed and available to search have added more than 146,000 records and over 528,400 names to the database. The parishes and the dates of the indexed registers are:
  • St Mary of Boston – Baptisms and Marriages, 1836 to 1900; First Communions and Confirmations, 1866-1900.
  • Blessed Sacrament (Jamaica Plain) – Baptisms, Marriages and Confirmations, 1892-1900
  • St Augustine (Lawrence) – Baptisms, 1879-1886
  • Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) – Baptisms and Marriages, 1844-1900; Confirmations 1851-1882 & Marriages 1851-1900
  • Immaculate Conception (Malden) – Baptisms, 1859-1897; Marriages, 1861-1900
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:
  • All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms and Marriages, 1896-1900
  • St Bridget (Abington) Baptisms, 1864-1900, Marriages 1864-1900; Confirmations, 1870-1900; Confirmations & Financial records, 1857=1883
  • St Michael (Lowell) Baptisms, Marriages and Confirmations, 1884-1900
  • St John the Baptist (Peabody) Baptisms, 1874-1900; Marriages, 1875-1900
  • St Peter (Plymouth) Baptisms and Marriages, 1873-1900; First Communions and Confirmations (names only, dates unknown)
  • St Philip (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1895-1900; Marriages 1895-1900; Confirmations, 1896-1900
  • St Joseph (Waltham) Baptisms, 1894-1900; Marriages and Deaths, 1895-1900; First Communion & Confirmations 1895-1900
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.