Thursday 16 September 2021

Four-week summary of new and updated USA genealogy collections

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 18 August, 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: (Image-Only) RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
    39 parishes: St Ann, Gloucester | Sacred Hearth, Groton | Sacred Hearts, Haverhill | St James, Haverhill | St Joseph, Haverhill | St Michael the Archangel, Haverhill | St Rita, Haverhill | St John the Evangelist, Hopkinton | Sacred Heart, Ipswich | St Andrew, Billerica | Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea | Immaculate Conception, Newburyport | St Louis de Gonzague, Newburyport | St Michael, North Andover | St Catherine of Siena, Norwood | Our Lady of Lourdes, Revere | St. John the Evangelist, Canton | Our Lady of the Assumption, Chelsea | St Rose of Lima, Chelsea | St Stanislaus, Chelsea | St Stephen, Framingham | St John the Evangelist, Winthrop | Immaculate Conception, Everett | St Mary of the Assumption, Dracut | Sacred Hearts, Malden | Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marblehead | St Ann, Marlborough | St Joseph, Medford | St Mary of the Annunciation, Melrose | Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Methuen | St Monica, Methuen | St Louis de France, Lowell | St Margaret of Scotland, Lowell | St Michael, Lowell | St Patrick, Lowell | St Peter, Lowell | St Michael, Lynn | Sacred Heart, Natick | St Patrick, Natick | and St Joseph, Everett.
  • Massachusetts: RC Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 (219,900 names)
    Our Lady of Ostrobrama, Brockton | St Michael the Archangel, Haverhill | St Ann. Gloucester | St Joseph, Haverhill | Immaculate Conception, Salem | Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon | St. Michael, Lowell | St Michael, North Andover | St Clement, Somerville | and St Joachim, Rockport.


  • The database has updated 19 collections in the course of the last month, adding around a million records in the process. You can find out more at the Historical Record Collections page here, and then clicking on the blue 'last updated' column header.

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