Monday 12 July 2021

One-month summary of new/updated USA genealogical collections

Below is a summary of US family history collections that have been released or updated by the major genealogy databases in the last month. (The previous summary list was published on 11 June, 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 (51 volumes added with 372,000 searchable names); Parishes as follows:
    St Ann in Dorchester | St Mary Star of the Sea in Beverly | St Peter in Cambridge | St Mary in Randolph | Immaculate Conception in Malden | Blessed Sacrament in Cambridge | St Patrick in Brockton | St Margaret of Scotland in Brockton | St Colman of Cloyne in Brockton | St Stephen in Framingham | St James in Haverhill | St. Margaret of Scotland in Lowell | St Patrick in Lowell | St Rita in Haverhill.


Family Search
  • Some 42 state or smaller collections + 4 USA-wide collections have been updated. Follow this link, then click the (bold blue) 'Last Updated' option twice for listing of recent updates.

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