Boston, Mass., Jan 12, 2017 / 15:29 pm
If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier with digitized Catholic parish records in the Boston area dating from 1789-1900.
Announced on Tuesday, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has partnered with the Archdiocese of Boston, collaborating their resources with the church's sacramental records in an effort to create a mega treasury of information available to the public online.
"The whole 19th century was a time of waves of immigration to Boston, and this project will make it easier to study that era and for people to trace their family history back to Europe," said Jean Maguire, the genealogical society's library director, according to the Catholic Herald.
"We have a lot of parishes to cover," Maguire said, referencing the 150 parishes that will be included in the database.