Friday 6 March 2020

Two-week summary of new and updated US collections

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been either newly released or updated by the major genealogy databases during the last two weeks. (The last listing was published on 21 February, see blogpost).

My regular summaries are designed to help family historians whose Irish ancestors emigrated, temporarily or permanently, to the United States. By default, they should also be useful to anyone carrying out research in the US, regardless of the origin of their ancestors.

The figures in parenthesis in the New Collections section are the numbers of records/images in each new record set. Please note that I have omitted updates of fewer than 1,000 records to any one record-set.

Unless otherwise stated, the figures in parenthesis in the Updated Collections section reflect the number of records added to the collection in the recent update, if a number has been clearly noted by the supplier.







      Massachusetts: (Image-Only) RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
        (19 volumes added)
  • Holy Cross in Boston
  • Our Lady of the Presentation in Brighton
  • St Anthony of Padua in Allston
  • St James the Greater, Boston (in 1854, a mostly Irish neighbourhood)
      Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1920:
      (adds 73,300 records/243,100 names)
  • St Joseph in Amesbury
  • St Patrick in Watertown
  • St Mary in Foxborough
  • St Mary in Georgetown
  • Immaculate Conception in Newburyport
  • St John the Evangelist in Canton



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