Monday 8 March 2021

New & updated US genealogy records: 4-week summary

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been released or updated by the major genealogy databases in the last four weeks. (The previous summary list was published on 10 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, if provided by the database.

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. I do not include updates of fewer than 1,000 records.







  • Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 (426,500+ names added) from parishes:
    Gate of Heaven in South Boston
    St. Leonard of Port Maurice in Boston
    St. Gregory in Dorchester
    Our Lady of the Assumption in East Boston
    Sacred Heart in East Boston
    St. Bernard in Newton
    St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills)
    St. Joseph, East Boston
    St. Mary Star of the Sea, East Boston


  • Some 72 US collections have been updated in the last month. Rather than create an excrutiatingly long blogpost, I'll simply direct you to the update page. On the right hand side of the landing page, beneath 'Historical Record Collections', click the blue 'Last Updated' column title twice. You'll now see the most recently updated collection at the top of the list. (You need to be signed in to reach this page.)

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