Wednesday, 13 February 2019

AmericanAncestors' Boston RC records collection grows

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

The additions uploaded in the last three weeks are as follows:

Indexed database

The latest parish volumes to be fully imaged, indexed and available to search have added some 75,000 records and more than 250,000 names to the database. The parishes and the dates of the 19 indexed registers are:
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (Jamaica Plain): Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations and Marriages, 1869-1900
  • St. Peter (Lowell: Baptisms and Marriages, 1841-1900
  • Sacred Hearts (Malden): Baptisms and Marriages, 1891-1900
  • St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth): Baptisms and Marriages, 1866-1869
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 12 volumes for the following parishes have been uploaded to the Browse database:
  • Sacred Heart (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages, 1894-1900
  • St. Ann (Somerville) Baptisms (with indexes) 1881-1900, First Communions and Confirmations, 1883-1900; Marriages 1881-1900
  • St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Baptisms and Marriages 1886-1900
You don't need a subscription to view the unindexed 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.