Tuesday 2 November 2021

Four-week summary of new and updated US 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 fortnight. (The previous summary list was published on 4 October 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 (browse)
    Parishes: St Peter, Cambridge; St James, Salem; St John the Baptist, Peabody; St John the Baptist, Salem; St Joseph, Pepperell; St Mary, Waltham; Sacred Heart, Watertown; Immaculate Conception, Weymouth; St Joseph, Ipswich; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Lawrence; St William, Tewksbury; St Francis Xavier, Weymouth; St Thomas of Villanova, Wilmington: Blessed Sacrament, Cambridge; Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain; St Charles Borromeo, Woburn; St Jean Baptiste, Lowell; St Mary of the Angels, Roxbury; and St Mary, Winchester.



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