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USGenWeb Archives Church Records Project

Massachusetts CRP Research Outline

Before 1900 the major religious groups in Massachusetts were the Congregationalists, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, and Episcopalians. The Congregational Church was the predominant church until the end of the 18th century. Many church records were published with the town vital records.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can contact the following respositories for more information:


American Baptist Historical Society
1106 S. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Telephone: 7164741740


The Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 6175230470
Fax: 6175230491


The Diocesan Library and Archives
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 6174824826, ext. 504
Fax: 6174828431

Society of Friends (Quakers)

The Quaker Research Guide
The Quaker Corner

Rhode Island Historical Society
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Telephone: 4013318575
Fax: 4017517930


American Jewish Historical Society
2 Thornton Road
Waltham, MA 02154
Telephone: 6178918110
Fax: 6178999208


New England Lutheran Archives
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: 2037876521


School of Theology Library
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 6173533034
Fax: 6173533061


Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 2156271852
Fax: 2156270509

Roman Catholic

Archives, Archdiocese of Boston
2121 Commonwealth Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135
Telephone: 6172540100, ext. 108
Fax: 6177835642


Harvard Divinity School Library
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 6174955770
Fax: 6174959489

The USGenWeb Archives are dependent of volunteers, people just like you, donating their time by transcribing public domain records or other non-copyrighted primary sources. Transcribing records is an incredible gift to the present and future researcher. It requires dedication and patient attention to detail, but is not complicated. Your file contributions help build this repository for all researchers to come.


The USGenWeb Archives Church Records Project was founded 1 August 2000
Church Records Project Coordinator - Kelly Mullins
Assistant Coordinator - Tina S. Vickery
HTML coding & original page design by Kelly Mullins


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Information last updated on 12 Sep 2018.
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