Thursday 2 May 2019

Archdiocese of Boston RC registers: NEHGS additions

The New England Historical Genealogical Society's has continued to expand its online collection of Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston registers, 1789-1900. Additions uploaded from 28 March to 30 April are set out below.

Indexed database

The latest 25 parish volumes to be fully imaged, indexed and available to search have added some 58,700 records and more than 359,789 names to the database. In some cases, the records are not only from registers of Baptism (B) and Marriage (M) but also of First Communion (F) and/or Confirmation (C).

The dates shown are the total span for the Baptism and Marriage registers; Marriages sometimes start a little later than the Baptisms records, while other registers usually start later in the timespan and run for shorter periods.

  • St. Mary Star of the Sea (Beverly) 1871-1900 BMC
  • Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park) 1870-1900 BMC
  • St. Joseph (Pepperell) 1885-1900 BM
  • St. James (Salem) 1851-1900 BM
  • St. Augustine (Andover) 1862-1900  BMCF

To search and view this database, you need to be an NEHGS member (Individual-level and above)

Unindexed Image-only database

Images of the volumes for the parishes named below have been uploaded to the Browse database. They include registers of Baptism (B), Marriage (M) and, in some cases, First Communion (F) and/or Confirmation (C).In the case of St Patrick, Brockton, there is even a Marriage Promises register (P), dating from 1889-1896.

  • St. John the Evangelist (Canton): 1859-1900
  • St. Edward (Brockton): 1897-1900 BMC
  • St. Joseph (Amesbury): 1867-1900 BCF
  • St. Mary of the Annunciation (Cambridge): 1867-1900 BMC
  • St. Patrick (Brockton): 1856-1900 BMPC
  • St. Agnes (Arlington): 1873-1900 BM
  • Sacred Heart (Brockton) 1891-1900 BMC

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