Monday 4 October 2021

New and updated USA genealogy collections: two-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 fortnight. (The previous summary list was published on 17 September, 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) Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
    66 register volumes/12,400 pages added to browse collection. Parishes:
    St George, Norwood   |   Immaculate Conception, Revere   |   St Joachim, Rockport   |   Immaculate Conception, Salem   |   St Anne, Salem   |   St Mary, Salem   |   Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon   |   St Anthony of Padua, Shirley   |   St Ann, Somerville   |   St Benedict, Somerville   |   St Catherine of Genoa, Somerville   |   St Lawrence, Brookline   |   St John the Evangelist, Cambridge   |   St Mary of the Annunciation, Cambridge   |   St Patrick, Cambridge   |   St Clement, Somerville   |   Patronage of St Joseph, Somerville   |   St John the Evangelist, Swampscott   |   St Charles Borromeo, Waltham
  • Massachusetts: Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920
    22 register volumes/24,200 records and over 94,000 searchable names. Parishes:
    Immaculate Conception, Weymouth   |   Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain   |   St Charles Borromeo, Waltham   |   St Charles Borromeo, Woburn   |   St Francis Xavier, Weymouth   |   St John the Evangelist, Swampscott.



  • United States Marriages
    5.7million records added from 4 states: California 1850-1945  |  Indiana 1811-2007  |  Iowa 1809-1992  |  Massachusetts 1841-1915.

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