Resources from American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

PLEASE NOTE:  Many of the databases listed below are available only to members of NEHGS/American Ancestors.  If you would like to consider membership, visit their  website at AmericanAncestors.org for more information.

This content will be periodically purged.  Please visit AmericanAncestors.org  if there is a database you are interested in that was previously listed here.


Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable for St. Stephen in Boston

American Ancestors has added 3 new volumes, and 3 extended volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions are for the parish of St. Stephen in Boston. This update includes 600 pages, and over 25,000 searchable names.

The three new volumes are:
• St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1918
• St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1918-1920
• St. Stephen (Boston) Marriage Supplement, 1908-1913

The three expanded volumes have records added beyond 1900 and are:
• St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1920
• St. Stephen (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1875-1920
• St. Stephen (Boston) Marriages, 1872-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records For Boston, Cambridge and West Roxbury

American Ancestors has added 11 new volumes, and 6 extended volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of Holy Trinity in Boston, St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge, and St. Theresa of Avila in West Roxbury. This update includes over 3,000 pages, and over 100,000 searchable names.  The eleven new volumes are:

• Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1902-1908
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1920
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Burials, 1907-1920
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Marriages, 1914-1920
• St. Anthony of Padua (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1902-1913
• St. Anthony of Padua (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1913-1918
• St. Anthony of Padua (Cambridge) Baptisms, 1918-1920
• St. Anthony of Padua (Cambridge) Marriages, 1902-1920
• St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Baptisms, 1920
• St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Confirmations, 1902-1920
• St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Marriages, 1910-1920

The five expanded volumes have records added beyond 1900 and are:
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1894-1902
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Deaths, 1878-1907
• Holy Trinity (Boston) Marriages, 1893-1914
• St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Baptisms, 1896-1920
• St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Marriages, 1896-1910

Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784:  Four New Sketches

American Ancestors has added four new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784, highlighting families who lived in Brattleboro. The new sketches are listed below:

Burt, Joseph (Brattleboro)
Church, Nathaniel (Brattleboro)
Church, Nathaniel, Jr. (Brattleboro)
Kendrick, Lemuel (Brattleboro)

Archdiocese of Boston:  Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Now Searchable

American Ancestors has added five new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton. This update adds over 17,000 records and over 52,000 names to search.

The new and updated volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form or presenting records up to December 31, 1920:

Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1898-1904*
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1905-1908
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1908-1913
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1914-1920
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1920
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) First Communions and Confirmations, 1888-1920*
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Marriages, 1885-1908*
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Marriages, 1908-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Browsable Records from Boston Neighborhoods

American Ancestors has added 45 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from 11 parishes: Our Lady of the Assumption (East Boston), St. Adalbert (Dorchester), St. Ambrose (Dorchester), St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills), St. Angela Merici (Mattapan), St. Joseph (East Boston), St. Lazarus (East Boston), St. Leo (Dorchester), St. Mark (Dorchester), St. Paul (Dorchester), and St. William (Dorchester). This update adds over 7,000 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below:

Our Lady of Assumption (East Boston) Baptisms, 1901-1906
Our Lady of Assumption (East Boston) Baptisms, 1906-1912
Our Lady of Assumption (East Boston) Baptisms, 1913-1920
Our Lady of Assumption (East Boston) Marriages and Confirmations, 1896-1920

St. Adalbert (Hyde Park) Baptisms, 1912-1919
St. Adalbert (Hyde Park) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. Adalbert (Hyde Park) First Communions, 1918-1920
St. Adalbert (Hyde Park) Interments, 1913-1920
St. Adalbert (Hyde Park) Marriages, 1912-1920

St. Ambrose (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Ambrose (Dorchester) Marriages, 1914-1920

St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Confirmations, 1920
St. Andrew the Apostle (Forest Hills) Marriages, 1918-1920

St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1908-1918
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Confirmations, 1910-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) First Communions, 1909-1920
St. Angela Merici (Mattapan) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. Joseph (East Boston) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Joseph (East Boston) Confirmations, 1917-1920
St. Joseph (East Boston) Marriages, 1914-1920

St. Lazarus (East Boston) Baptisms, 1904-1917
St. Lazarus (East Boston) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. Lazarus (East Boston) Confirmations, 1907-1920
St. Lazarus (East Boston) Interments, 1904-1920
St. Lazarus (East Boston) Marriages, 1904-1920

St. Leo (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1902-1909
St. Leo (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1910-1920
St. Leo (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1905-1920
St. Leo (Dorchester) Marriages, 1902-1920

St. Mark (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1906-1916
St. Mark (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1916-1919
St. Mark (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. Mark (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1906-1920
St. Mark (Dorchester) Marriages, 1906-1920

St. Paul (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1908-1910
St. Paul (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1908-1918
St. Paul (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Paul (Dorchester) Marriages, 1908-1910
St. Paul (Dorchester) Marriages, 1908-1920

St. William (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1909-1919
St. William (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. William (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1911-1920
St. William (Dorchester) Marriages, 1909-1920

New Database:  General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920

American Ancestors announces a new database in time for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower: General Society of Mayflower Descendants Membership Applications, 1620-1920.  To honor Pilgrim ancestors and keep their story alive, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was created in 1897. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on this historic voyage in 1620.  Through the years, the Mayflower Society has established a network of more than 150,000 descendants all over the world.  For more information about this society you can visit the General Society of Mayflower Descendants website.

This database includes all applications and supplemental applications to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) starting from their founding in 1897 and including only applicants who were born before January 1, 1920. The database index includes; the applicant, their ancestral Mayflower passenger, and the indexed birth, marriage and death information for each generation of descendants on the application. In addition, the membership number for the general society is provided. The dates of 93% the genealogical records indexed from these applications fall between 1620 and 1920. You may find marriage and death records for dates well after 1920.

The database is organized into 14 volumes, one for each family of passengers, and contains over 165,000 pages of applications with 4.5 million searchable names.  All names are indexed to the first page of the application, and you can page forward to see the lineage details.  In addition to the searchable database of membership applications, there is a family tree constructed for each Mayflower Passenger that can be viewed in AmericanAncesTREES. The trees contain individuals from any application where the person was born before January 1, 1920.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records for St. Joseph of Wakefield

American Ancestor has added 8 new volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions are for the parish of St. Joseph in Wakefield, and the update includes over 900 pages, and over 66,000 searchable names.  The new volumes are:

• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1873-1902
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1903-1917
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1917-1920
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Confirmations, 1879-1920
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) First Communions, 1881-1920
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1873-1902
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1903-1908
• St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1908-1920

Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784:  Ten New Sketches

American Ancestors has added ten new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784, highlighting families who lived in Brattleboro. The new sketches are listed below:

Alexander, John (Brattleboro, Marlboro)
Baldwin, Daniel (Brattleboro)
Baldwin, John (Brattleboro)
Baldwin, Levi (Brattleboro)
Brace, William (Brattleboro)
Brown, Samuel (Brattleboro)
Church, David (Brattleboro)
Church, Eber (Brattleboro)
Church, Jonathan (Brattleboro)
Church, Malachi (Brattleboro)

Jonathan White‘s sketch (from Rockingham) was also updated.

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Two New Sketches

American Ancestors has added two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Cary Briggs of Hancock  who married Elizabeth Jones and Reuben Cooley of Greenwich who married first Sarah Train, then Elizabeth Needham.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records From St. Joseph in Boston’s West End

American Ancestors has added three new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Boston. This update adds over 15,800 records and over 59,400 names to search.

The new and updated volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form or presenting records up to December 31, 1920:

St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1910*
St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Joseph (Boston) Confirmations, 1895-1920*
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1907*
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1907-1912
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1912-1920

American Ancestors Magazine Volume 20 (2019) Added

The American Ancestors Magazine database has been updated to include volume 20 covering the year 2019. This update contains over 280 pages and 2,800 searchable names.  The indexing for these records includes full names, Publication year (not the year of the record), and article titles and authors.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Boston and Brighton

American Ancestors has added seven new volumes and updated six volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Columbkille in Brighton and St. Mary in Boston. This update adds over 19,800 records and over 58,600 names to search.

The new and updated volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form or presenting records up to December 31, 1920:

St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1901-1914
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1914-1919
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Confirmations, 1897-1920*
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Marriages, 1857-1907*
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Marriages, 1907-1920

St. Mary (Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1908*
St. Mary (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1920
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1866-1901*
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1884-1915*
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1902-1920
St. Mary (Boston) Confirmations, 1911-1919
St. Mary (Boston) Marriages, 1894-1920*

Expanded Database Boston, MA:  Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882

American Ancestors announces an update to a database that comes through a partnership with the Boston Athenaeum; Boston, MA: Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882. We have added one new Waste Book volume which adds nearly 260 pages and 2,500 searchable names.
When complete, the database will contain 6 signature books and 6 “Waste” (Transaction) books. The volumes currently available are:

• Signature Book 10, 17 May 1854 – 9 Jun 1858
• Waste Book 1D, 1 Mar 1821 – 5 Jun 1822

Two New Sketches:  Western MA Families in 1790

American Ancestors announces two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Ebenezer Bacon of Peru who married Rebecca Blackman and Esther [Bacon] Doud of Tyringham, who married Giles Doud.

New Database Boston:  Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882

American Ancestors has added a new database today that comes through a partnership with the Boston Athenaeum; Boston, MA: Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882 .

This database currently contains a single volume; Signature Book 10, 1854-1858. When complete, the database will contain 6 Signature books and 6 “Waste” books. This volume contains 380 pages and over 54,000 new searchable names. The additional books are actively being indexed, and new volunteers are welcome. Email Rachel.Adams@nehgs.org for more information.

About 80% of the records are for immigrants to Boston. This is particularly valuable for Irish immigrants as the native county is provided which is critical information for additional research in Ireland. All records will be of type residence and will be for the location of Boston, Massachusetts.

Archdiocese of Boston:  8 New Bowsable Parishes from Lynn, Newton and Boston

American Ancestors has added 52 new volumes and updated thirteen volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton), Sacred Heart (Lynn), St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn), St. John the Evangelist (Newton), St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston), St. Mary (Lynn), St. Patrick (Lynn), and St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury). This update adds over 12,700 new pages to browse.

The new volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1898-1904*
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1905-1908
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1908-1913
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1914-1920
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Baptisms, 1920
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) First Communions and Confirmations, 1888-1920
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Marriages, 1885-1908*
Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) Marriages, 1908-1920

Sacred Heart (Lynn) Baptisms, 1900-1917*
Sacred Heart (Lynn) Baptisms, 1917-1920
Sacred Heart (Lynn) First Communions, 1909-1920
Sacred Heart (Lynn) Marriages, 1894-1918*
Sacred Heart (Lynn) Marriages, 1918-1920

St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Baptisms, 1893-1903*
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Baptisms, 1903-1909
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Baptisms, 1910-1915
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Baptisms, 1915-1920
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Marriages, 1886-1907*
St. Jean Baptiste (Lynn) Marriages, 1907-1920

St. John the Evangelist (Newton) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Newton) Confirmations, 1914-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Newton) Deaths, 1914-1920
St. John the Evangelist (Newton) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1903*
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1903-1905
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1905-1906
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1906-1907
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1907-1908
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1909
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1909-1910
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1910-1911
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1912
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1912
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1912-1913
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1913-1914
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1914-1915
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1915
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1915-1916
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1916-1917
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1918
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Confirmations, 1876-1920*
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Marriages, 1900-1906*
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Marriages, 1906-1908
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Marriages, 1908-1912
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Marriages, 1912-1916
St. Leonard of Port Maurice (Boston) Marriages, 1916-1920

St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1897-1903*
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1904-1905
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1906-1908
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1908-1913
St. Mary (Lynn) Baptisms, 1914-1920
St. Mary (Lynn) First Communions and Confirmations, 1881-1903*
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1907-1908
St. Mary (Lynn) Marriages, 1908-1920
St. Mary (Lynn) Sick Calls, 1906-1920

St. Patrick (Lynn) Baptisms, 1906-1910
St. Patrick (Lynn) Baptisms, 1911-1917
St. Patrick (Lynn) Baptisms, 1917-1920
St. Patrick (Lynn) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Baptisms, 1896-1920*
St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Baptisms, 1920
St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Confirmations, 1902-1920
St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Marriages, 1896-1910*
St. Theresa of Avila (West Roxbury) Marriages, 1910-1920

Boston, MA:  Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Immigration Records, 1904-1929:  6 New Volumes

Boston, MA: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Immigration Records, 1904-1929 presents the earliest records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in Boston, thanks to our partnership with the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society (JHC).  This database now contains 12 folders from the HIAS collection held by the JHC. Six new folders were added today. These folders are from Box 211; for a complete listing of boxes within the collection, see the finding aid.

This update to the database added over 15,700 records and 16,600 names, more than doubling the information that was previously available. Records include passenger lists, ship arrivals, correspondence, and lists of immigrants who were detained and deported.  The contents of each volume vary greatly.   The new volumes are listed below:

Ship Passenger Lists, 1905 (Folder 3)
Immigrants Detained and Deported, 1906-1907 (Folder 4)
Lists of Arrivals, 1913 (Folder 6)
Lists of Arrivals and Correspondence re Arrivals, 1928-1929 (Folder 8)
Correspondence re Arrivals, 1916-1923 (Folder 11)
Passenger Lists and Correspondence, 1929 (Folder 12)

Boscawen, NH:  Records of the First Congregational Church, 1790-1970

American Ancestors has added a new database, Boscawen, NH: Records of the First Congregational Church, 1790-1970. This database provides over 24,300 records and 24,500 names to search.  This database contains the general record books for the church from 1781-1982 which contain births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, church admissions, church dismissals, and other information.  Baptisms are only presented up to 1920. Other church records are only presented on our site up to 1970.  This database also presents Sunday School record books and Women’s Christian Temperance Union record books, offering further information about the lives of the congregants.

New England Study Projects:  New and Updated Sketches

American Ancestors has added two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Isaac Buck of Chesterfield and Noah Drake, also of Chesterfield.  This study project highlights individuals enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.   Also updated are four sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784: Richards, Jonas (Norwich), Marsh, Joel (Sharon), Church, Timothy (Brattleboro), and Child, Abijah (Pomfret).

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records for Charlestown

American Ancestors has added two new volumes and updated two volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Francis de Sales in Charlestown. This update adds over 16,400 records and over 66,600 names to search.   The new and updated volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form:

St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1893-1908*
St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1908-1920
St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown) Marriages, 1862-1908*
St. Francis de Sales (Charlestown) Marriages, 1908-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records for Our Lady of Pompeii

American Ancestors has added 6 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s addition provides the parish of Our Lady of Pompeii in Boston. This update includes over 1,800 pages, and over 102,000 searchable names.  The new volumes are:

• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Baptisms, 1903-1911
• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Baptisms, 1912-1914
• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Baptisms, 1914-1918
• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Baptisms, 1918-1920
• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Confirmations, 1909-1920
• Our Lady of Pompeii (Boston) Marriages, 1903-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Browsable Records from Boston and Newton

American Ancestors has added twelve new volumes and updated eleven volumes in Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Bernard (Newton), St. Columbkille (Brighton), St. Joseph (Boston), and St. Mary (Boston). This update adds over 2,700 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below. Volumes with an asterisk have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

St. Bernard (Newton) Baptisms, 1894-1911*
St. Bernard (Newton) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Bernard (Newton) Marriages, 1876-1911*
St. Bernard (Newton) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1901-1914
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1914-1919
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Baptisms, 1919-1920
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Confirmations, 1897-1920*
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Marriages, 1857-1907*
St. Columbkille (Brighton) Marriages, 1907-1920

St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1900-1910*
St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Joseph (Boston) Confirmations, 1895-1920*
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1907*
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1907-1912
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1912-1920

St. Mary (Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1908*
St. Mary (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1920
St. Mary (Boston) Confirmations, 1911-1919
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1866-1901*
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1884-1915*
St. Mary (Boston) First Communions and Confirmations, 1902-1920
St. Mary (Boston) Marriages, 1894-1920*

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Volumes 11-13 Updated

American Ancestors is releasing volumes 11, 12 and 13 (1857-1859) of the in-depth re-indexing of all the genealogical records in the database Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. This update includes 25,000 records and 54,000 searchable names and has about four times the number of records previously indexed for these volumes.

This ongoing project will unlock the value of all the information captured in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register since the first publication in 1847.  In addition to birth, marriage, and death records there are now records of type; residence, immigration, military records, church dismissals, and more.   Indexing includes spouses, parents, and locations.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Browsable Records from Wakefield

American Ancestors has added eight new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Wakefield. This update adds over 1,100 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1873-1902
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1903-1917
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Baptisms, 1917-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Confirmations, 1879-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) First Communions, 1881-1920
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1873-1902
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1903-1908
St. Joseph (Wakefield) Marriages, 1908-1920

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790:  2 New Sketches

American Ancestors has added two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketches focus on Isaac Hemingway Streeter of Middlefield who married Hannah Alderman and Ebenezer Bird of Windsor who married Ruby “Lauri” Hayward.

Archdiocese of Boston:  St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Now Searchable

American Ancestors has added four new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown. This update adds over 11,600 records and over 43,900 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1902-1907
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1907-1910
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1910-1920
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Marriages, 1911-1920

Updated volumes (records added for 1901 +) :

St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1898-1902
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Confirmations, 1894-1920
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Marriages 1888-1910

New Browsable Archdiocese of Boston Records:  Sacred Heart in Boston’s North End

American Ancestors has added 37 new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Sacred Heart in the North End of Boston. We’ve also updated two volumes from this parish. This update adds over 16,700 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below:

Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1901-1903 (Part 1)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1901-1903 (Part 2)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1903-1904 (Part 1)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1903-1904 (Part 2)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1904-1905
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1906-1907
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1907-1908
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1909
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1909-1910
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1910
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1910-1911
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1911-1912
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1912
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1912-1913
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1913-1914
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1914
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1914-1915
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1915
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1915-1916
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1916
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1916-1917
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1917-1918
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1918 (April-July)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1918 (July-December)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1918-1919
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1919-1920
Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms, 1920
Sacred Heart (Boston) Confirmations, 1901-1920
Sacred Heart (Boston) First Communions, 1920 (Book 1)
Sacred Heart (Boston) First Communions, 1920 (Book 2)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1902-1905
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1905-1908
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1908-1911
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1911-1913
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1913-1916
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1916-1918
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages, 1918-1920

The following volumes have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented on our site in their complete form:

Sacred Heart (Boston) Baptisms 1898-1901 (Part 2)
Sacred Heart (Boston) Marriages 1899-1902

New Searchable Archdiocese of Boston Records From Allston

American Ancestors has added three new volumes and updated two volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Anthony of Padua in Allston. This update adds over 11,100 records and over 42,300 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Anthony of Padua (Allston) Baptisms, 1909-1920
St. Anthony of Padua (Allston) Baptisms, 1920
St. Anthony of Padua (Allston) Confirmations, 1901-1920

Updated volumes (records added for 1901 +) :
St. Anthony of Padua (Allston) Baptisms, 1896-1909
St. Anthony of Padua (Allston) Marriages, 1896-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Browsable Parishes from Charlestown

American Ancestors has added twelve new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Catherine of Siena and St. Mary, both in Charlestown. We’ve also updated five volumes from these two parishes. This update adds over 4,000 new pages to browse.   The new volumes are listed below:

St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1902-1907
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1907-1910
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1910-1920
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1904-1908
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1908-1914
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1914-1918
St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1918-1920
St. Mary (Charlestown) Confirmations, 1908-1910
St. Mary (Charlestown) Confirmations, 1913-1920
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1907-1909
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1908-1920

The following volumes have been updated. Previously they were truncated to only display records from before January 1, 1901. Now they are presented either in their complete form or with the records up to December 31, 1920:

St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1898-1902
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Confirmations, 1894-1920
St. Catherine of Siena (Charlestown) Marriages, 1888-1910

St. Mary (Charlestown) Baptisms, 1897-1904
St. Mary (Charlestown) Marriages, 1869-1907

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790:  1 New Sketch

American Ancestors has added one new sketch in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  The new sketch focuses on Nathaniel Abell of Goshen.

Timothy Bush of Norwich‘s sketch in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 has also been updated.

New Sketches for New England Study Projects

American Ancestors has added two new sketches for two of our New England study projects: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 and Early New England Families, 1641-1700.

One new sketch was added to the database Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, highlighting Benjamin Burgess of Williamsburg.

Also updated is Early New England Families, 1641-1700adding one new sketch featuring Richard Hide of Salem, m. 1641.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records

American Ancestors has added seven new volumes and updated two volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Our Lady of the Presentation in Brighton, St. Gabriel in Brighton, and St. James the Greater in Boston. This update adds over 11,500 records and over 50,200 names to search.   The new volumes are listed below:

Our Lady of the Presentation (Brighton) Baptisms, 1909-1920
Our Lady of the Presentation (Brighton) Confirmations, 1915-1920
Our Lady of the Presentation (Brighton) Marriages, 1910-1920

St. Gabriel (Brighton) Baptisms, 1912-1920

St. James the Greater (Boston) Baptisms, 1904-1908
St. James the Greater (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1920
St. James the Greater (Boston) Marriages, 1908-1920

Updated volumes (records added for 1901 +) :

St. James the Greater (Boston) Baptisms, 1888-1903
St. James the Greater (Boston) Marriages, 1895-1908

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Records from Boston and Lowell 1789-1900

American Ancestors has added 22 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Holy Trinity (Boston) and St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell). This update adds over 105,700 records and over 376,600 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1836-1853
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1853-1880, and Confirmations, 1853-1891
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1881-1886
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1886-1894
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Baptisms, 1894-1900
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Census and Deaths, 1856-1877
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Deaths, 1878-1907
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Marriages, 1836-1892
    • Holy Trinity (Boston) Marriages, 1893-1900
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms and Marriages, 1868-1879
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms and Marriages, 1879-1886
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms and Marriages, 1886-1890
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms and Marriages, 1891-1894
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1895-1897
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1897-1899
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1899-1900
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1900-1902
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Confirmations, 1870-1894
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Confirmations, 1870-1900
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Confirmations, 1895-1917
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Deaths, 1896-1901
    • St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Marriages, 1895-1902

This addition completes Phase 1 of their Historic Catholic Records Online project.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Boston and East Boston

American Ancestors has added 8 new volumes, and 2 extended volumes, to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Cecelia in Boston, and St. John The Baptist in East Boston. This update includes over 1,700 pages, and over 66,000 searchable names.   The new volumes are:

• St. Cecilia (Boston) Baptisms, 1919-1920
• St. Cecilia (Boston) Confirmations, 1901-1920
• St. Cecilia (Boston) Marriages, 1911-1919
• St. Cecilia (Boston) Marriages, 1919-1920
• St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1905
• St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1873-1888
• St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Baptisms, 1888-1893
• St. John the Baptist (East Boston) Marriages, 1873-1902

The two expanded volumes have records added beyond 1900 and are:
• St. Cecilia (Boston) Baptisms, 1889-1919
• St. Cecilia (Boston) Marriages, 1888-1911

New England Study Projects:  3 New Sketches

American Ancestors has added three new sketches for two of our New England study projects: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 and Early New England Families, 1641-1700.

Two new sketches were added to the database Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, highlighting Oliver Root of Pittsfield and Enoch Haskins of Pittsfield.

Also updated is Early New England Families, 1641-1700adding one new sketch featuring Edward Bishop of Salem and Beverly, m. 1645.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Boston and Gloucester

American Ancestors has added fifteen new volumes and updated three volumes in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston and Our Lady of Good Voyage in Gloucester. This update adds over 46,600 records and over 199, 271 names to search.   The new volumes are listed below:

Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms, 1908-1910
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms, 1910-1920
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms, 1920
Holy Cross (Boston) Confirmations, 1907-1916
Holy Cross (Boston) Confirmations, 1917-1920
Holy Cross (Boston) Convert Confirmations, 1916-1920
Holy Cross (Boston) Convert Confirmations, 1920
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages, 1906-1908
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages, 1908-1911
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages, 1911-1917
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages, 1918-1920

Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1891-1913
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Baptisms, 1913-1920
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Confirmations, 1898-1908
Our Lady of Good Voyage (Gloucester) Marriages, 1890-1920

Updated volumes (records added for 1901 +):
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.15, 1900-1908
Holy Cross (Boston) Confirmations, 1895-1906
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.11, 1897-1905

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records for St. Joseph of Haverhill

American Ancestors has added six new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 , for the parish of St. Joseph in Haverhill. This update includes over 1,500 pages and over 135,000 searchable names.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1899-1904
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1880-1887
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1894-1898
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Marriages, 1894-1906
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Mixed, 1871-1879
St. Joseph (Haverhill) Mixed, 1887-1893

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Framingham and Cohasset

American Ancestors has added six new volumes and updated one volume in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Bridget in Framingham and St. Anthony of Padua in Cohasset. This update adds over 3,600 records and over 15,100 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Bridget (Framingham) Baptisms, 1911-1920
St. Bridget (Framingham) Marriages, 1911-1920

St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Baptisms 1886-1909 (updated volume–records added for 1901-1909)
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Baptisms, 1909-1920
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Confirmations, 1918
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) First Communions 1919
St. Anthony of Padua (Cohasset) Marriages, 1886-1920

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790:  New Sketches from New Marlborough

American Ancestors has added two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  These new sketches focus on Ezra Knapp and Zenas Wheeler, both of New Marlborough.

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Salem

American Ancestors has added 7 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Joseph in Salem. This update adds over 27,900 records and over 279,800 names to search.   The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1873-1887
St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1887-1892
St. Joseph (Salem) Baptisms, 1892-1906
St. Joseph (Salem) Burials, 1890-1914
St. Joseph (Salem) Confirmations, 1888-1920
St. Joseph (Salem) Marriages, 1873-1890
St. Joseph (Salem) Marriages, 1890-1908

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records from Dorchester

American Ancestors has added 8 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Matthew in Dorchester. This update adds over 9,900 records and over 37,600 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1912
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1900-1916
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1912-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Baptisms, 1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Confirmations, 1903-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1915
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Marriages, 1900-1920
St. Matthew (Dorchester) Special Marriages, 1912-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  New Searchable Records for Brockton, Lexington and South Boston

American Ancestors has added 10 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Today’s additions include the parishes of St. Casimir in Brockton, St. Brigid in Lexington, and Our Lady of Czestochowa in South Boston. This update includes over 1,350 pages, and over 66,000 searchable names.  The new volumes are listed below:

    • St. Casimir (Brockton) Baptisms, 1900-1909
    • St. Casimir (Brockton) Deaths, 1900-1920
    • St. Casimir (Brockton) Marriages, 1900-1906
    • St. Brigid (Lexington) Baptisms, 1886-1910
    • St. Brigid (Lexington) Baptisms, 1911-1920
    • St. Brigid (Lexington) Confirmations, 1908-1920
    • St. Brigid (Lexington) Marriages, 1886-1916
    • St. Brigid (Lexington) Marriages, 1916-1920
    • Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Baptisms, 1893-1902
    • Our Lady of Czestochowa (South Boston) Marriages, 1893-1903

Archdiocese of Boston:  Blessed Sacrament in Walpole now Searchable

American Ancestors has added five new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from Blessed Sacrament in Walpole. This update adds over 7,300 records and over 27,500 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Baptisms, Marriages, and Confirmations, 1872-1901
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Baptisms, Marriages, and Confirmations, 1901-1916
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Baptisms, 1908-1920
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Marriages, 1896-1900 and Confirmations, 1920
Blessed Sacrament (Walpole) Marriages, 1908-1920

Archdiocese of Boston:  St. Patrick in Stoneham now Searchable

American Ancestors has added four new volumes and updated one volume in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from St. Patrick in Stoneham. This update adds over 6,600 records and over 21,700 names to search.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Patrick (Stoneham) Baptisms, 1903-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Confirmations, 1884-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) First Communions, 1911-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Marriages, 1868-1920
St. Patrick (Stoneham) Baptisms, 1868-1902 (updated volume–records added for 1901 & 1902)