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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town and city of Boston. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, deeds (i.e. land records), town and city records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are general history and genealogy topics such as ward boundaries, census, street guides, and much more. There are detailed guides for the towns Boston annexed: [[Brighton, Massachusetts|Brighton (1807-1874)]]; [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (1630-1874)]]; [[Dorchester, Massachusetts|Dorchester (1630-1870)]]; [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|Hyde Park (1868-1912)]]; [[Roxbury, Massachusetts|Roxbury (1630-1868)]]; and [[West Roxbury, Massachusetts|West Roxbury (1851-1874)]].<br>  
 
This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town and city of Boston. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, deeds (i.e. land records), town and city records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are general history and genealogy topics such as ward boundaries, census, street guides, and much more. There are detailed guides for the towns Boston annexed: [[Brighton, Massachusetts|Brighton (1807-1874)]]; [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown (1630-1874)]]; [[Dorchester, Massachusetts|Dorchester (1630-1870)]]; [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|Hyde Park (1868-1912)]]; [[Roxbury, Massachusetts|Roxbury (1630-1868)]]; and [[West Roxbury, Massachusetts|West Roxbury (1851-1874)]].<br>  
  
== Brief History  ==
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== Boston Massachusetts History  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts Brief History  ===
  
 
Historical Boston, then only the land of a peninsula, was a faction of the land mass it is today after massive land-fill projects of the mid- to late-19th century (the rubble from the Great Boston Fire of 1872 help fill in the waterfront) and the annexing of six towns from two counties (as listed above). Boston was first settled by passengers of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 who first lodged in [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown]]. These first settlers were Puritans, the religious group wanting to change the Church of England from working inside the church. Called the "City on the Hill" by Gov. John Winthrop, the "hub" as we now call it became the center of trade, education, government, wealth, and power. It was the capital of the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]].  
 
Historical Boston, then only the land of a peninsula, was a faction of the land mass it is today after massive land-fill projects of the mid- to late-19th century (the rubble from the Great Boston Fire of 1872 help fill in the waterfront) and the annexing of six towns from two counties (as listed above). Boston was first settled by passengers of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 who first lodged in [[Charlestown, Massachusetts|Charlestown]]. These first settlers were Puritans, the religious group wanting to change the Church of England from working inside the church. Called the "City on the Hill" by Gov. John Winthrop, the "hub" as we now call it became the center of trade, education, government, wealth, and power. It was the capital of the [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]], then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]].  
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Shortly after its settlement, Boston had become a major settlement. It was the largest town in British North America for the first hundred years. Because of that, the town and later city became a draw for immigrants from around the world. Though the first two hundred years saw mostly English arrivals, Scots, Irish, and French were found here, too. It was after 1820 that immigrants from other European countries started arriving in large numbers. The gate was opened by the Irish fleeing the potato famine in 1847. The next wave included more Irish (their dominance starting in the early 20th century is a testament to their number), but also Germans, Italians, and Syrians. The end of the century saw French Canadians, Russian and Polish Jews, and Swedes arriving. The 21st century brought African Americans from the South, Southeast Asian immigrants (especially Chinese and Vietnamese), Muslims, and Puerto Ricans. Many other ethnicities can be found in pockets all over Boston, and walking in downtown one will likely here many languages being spoken.  
 
Shortly after its settlement, Boston had become a major settlement. It was the largest town in British North America for the first hundred years. Because of that, the town and later city became a draw for immigrants from around the world. Though the first two hundred years saw mostly English arrivals, Scots, Irish, and French were found here, too. It was after 1820 that immigrants from other European countries started arriving in large numbers. The gate was opened by the Irish fleeing the potato famine in 1847. The next wave included more Irish (their dominance starting in the early 20th century is a testament to their number), but also Germans, Italians, and Syrians. The end of the century saw French Canadians, Russian and Polish Jews, and Swedes arriving. The 21st century brought African Americans from the South, Southeast Asian immigrants (especially Chinese and Vietnamese), Muslims, and Puerto Ricans. Many other ethnicities can be found in pockets all over Boston, and walking in downtown one will likely here many languages being spoken.  
 
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== Historical Data  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Data  ===
  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 21-23. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 21-23. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
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| 21 May 1855  
 
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| Part of Dorchester annexed.
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| Part of Dorchester annexed called Washington Village.
 
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| 8 May 1860  
 
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| Town of [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|'''Hyde Park''']] annexed by Boston per act of 24 May 1911.
 
| Town of [[Hyde Park, Massachusetts|'''Hyde Park''']] annexed by Boston per act of 24 May 1911.
 
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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Events  ===
  
== Town Histories  ==
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*''List of Persons, Copartnerships, and Corporations who were taxed on ten thousand dollars and upwards, in the city of Boston in the year'' (1847-18??).<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/listofpersonscop192331bost Internet Archive] (1861) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002131263 Hathi Trust] (1847-1854 issues).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32604047 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''New Division of Wards in 1805'' (Boston, 1805), broadside, and published in ''The Bostonian Society Publications'', 2nd ser., 3 [1919]: 131-135.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/set2publications03bostuoft#page/130/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=P7MTAAAAYAAJ&pg=131 Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35914083 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (broadside); Not at FHL.<br>  
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| in 1614
*''Other Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston: Being More Information About the Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston Who Played Such an Important Part in Building up the Commerce of New England Together with Some Quaint and Curious Stories of the Sea'' (Boston, 1919), 70 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/othermerchantsa00bosgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=b-Z7FbeSWfkC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/983054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| Capt. John Smith surveyed the coast of New England, created his famous map, and labelled the Boston peninsula Shawmut.
*''Some Events of Boston and Its Neighbors'' (Boston, 1917), v, 62 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someeventsofbost01stat Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=N_0MAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005806659 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3754947 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Some Interesting Boston Events'' (Boston, 1916), 78 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someinterestingb01stat Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=RMcTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3458092 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| circa 1618
*''Some Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston: Being a Collection of Sketches of Notable Men and Mercantile Houses Prominent During the Early Half of the Nineteenth Century in the Commerce and Shipping of Boston'' (Boston, 1918), vii, 53 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/somemerchantssea00stat Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=IZoWAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2601692 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| An epidemic likely of smallpox brought to New England by early European explorers decimated the local population by 75% leaving many villages uninhabited. The closest village to Boston was in present-day Jamaica Plain.
*''Some Ships of the Clipper Ship Era: Their Builders, Owners, and Captains'' (Boston, 1913), 45 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someshipsofclipp00stat Internet Archive] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007703570 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4629337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Jacqueline Barbara Carr, ''After the Siege, A Social History of Boston 1775-1800'' (Boston, 2005), xv, 317 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56912124 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| in 1625
*Samuel Gardner Drake, ''The History and Antiquities of Boston ... from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770'' (Boston, 1856), x, 840 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyantiquiti00dra Internet Archive] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010027932 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60721856 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|345333|item|disp=FHL film 475646 or 823723 Item 1}} with digital link.<br>  
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| Rev. William Blaxton moved up from the Weymouth area when his company returned to England and he settled on the western slope of what we call Beacon Hill.
*Ralph M. Eastman, ''Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor'' (Boston, 1956), 91 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3043139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Ronald P. Formisano and Constance K. Burns, ''Boston 1700-1980, The Evolution of Urban Politics'' (Westport, Conn., 1980), vii, 296 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9918536 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| in 1630
*Jay Mack Holbrook, ''Boston Beginnings 1630-1699'' (Oxford, Mass., 1980), xxi, 295 pp.<br>Compiled from a variety of sources (church, tax lists, etc.), this is an alphabetical list of people in Boston before 1700.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7236574 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|17956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 D2h}}.<br>  
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| The John Winthrop fleet of almost 1000 English landed in Salem. Most that survived made their way to Trimountain, their name for Boston as it had three hills [see a map of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Boston_1630_1675.jpg hills overlaid on a modern map] showing the ridge and ridge of now Beacon Hill, Copp's Hill, and the southern Fort Hill that is no longer extant]. Many in the following year leave to establish other nearby towns.
*Harold Kirker, ''Bulfinch's Boston, 1787-1817'' (New York, 1964), ix, 305 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/475016 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|582916|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2ki}}.<br>  
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*Peter R. Knights, ''The Plain People of Boston, 1830-1860: A Study in City Growth'' (New York, 1971), xx, 204 pp.<br>This was the first in a planned series of three books [''it ended up being two books''], and thus was a prologue that is more statistical in nature.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/172140 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|185748|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2k}}.<br>  
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| in 1630
*Peter R. Knights, ''Yankee Destines, The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-Century Bostonians'' (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1991), xxv, 281 pp.<br>The final book that sampled Boston families from four censuses and the research to discover everything about their lives.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22892652 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|505289|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2kp}}.<br>  
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| Winthrop established the cemetery now called King's Chapel Burying Ground.
*Roger Lane, ''Policing the City Boston 1822-1885'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1967), x, 299 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/265544 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Douglas Philip, ''Who Fought? Boston Soldiers in the Revolutionary War'' (Medford, Mass., Honors Thesis, 1981), 273 pp.<br>Not on WorldCat or at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1015958~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library].<br>  
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| in 1635
*Darrett B. Rutman, ''Winthrop's Boston, Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649'' (Williamsburg, Va., 1965; rep. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1975), x, 324 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/965367 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| Boston Latin Grammar School established.
*Robert Francis Seybolt, ''The Public Schools of Colonial Boston 1635-1775'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1935), ix, 101 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/503814143 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Caleb H. Snow, ''A History of Boston, the Metropolis of Massachusetts, from its origin to the present period with some account of the environs'' (Boston, 1825; Boston, 2nd ed., 1828), iv, 398 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofbostonm1825snow Internet Archive] (1825), [http://books.google.com/books?id=7eovZyvw7S8C Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23102 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14210765 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569216|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2sc}}.<br>  
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| in 1640
*Jack Tager, ''Boston Riots, Three Centuries of Social Violence'' (Boston, 2000), xi, 289 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44172952 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| First smallpox outbreak.
*Jim Vrabel, ''When in Boston, A Time Line &amp; Almanac'' (Boston, 2004), xx, 415 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54759462 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Justin Winsor, ''The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County Massachusetts, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1880-1881), in 4 vols.<br>Digital version at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/memorialhistoryo00jeweuoft v. 3 only]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=1z8OAAAAIAAJ v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ v. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=WsR4AAAAMAAJ v. 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=eD8OAAAAIAAJ v. 4]), and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24021 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj v. # or films 1036727-1036728}} with digital links.  
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| in 1653
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts Boston Wikipedia page].
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| First great fire in Boston.
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| in 1666
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| Second smallpox outbreak.
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| 27 Nov. 1676
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| Second great fire destroyed 45 buildings in the North End including the North Meeting House.
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| 1677-1678
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| Third smallpox outbreak.
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| 29 Oct. 1679
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| Third great fire destroying 150 buildings.
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| in 1683
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| Fourth great fire.
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| 1689-1690
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| Fourth smallpox outbreak.
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| in 1690
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| Fifth great fire on Hanover Street in the North End.
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| 19 June 1691
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| Sixth great fire in North Square in the North End.
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| in 1702
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| Fifth smallpox outbreak left 313 persons dead.
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| 11 Mar. 1702
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| Seventh great fire at Dock Square.
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| 2 Oct. 1711
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| Eighth great fire destroyed the Town House, Meeting House, and many buildings leaving 110 families homeless.
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| May 1713
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| Bread riots involving more than 200 people protesting the high prices of bread. Similar smaller riots occurred in April 1710 and October 1711. These events led to laws against price-fixing, exporting grain during shortages, and a public granary.
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| in 1721
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| Sixth smallpox outbreak where 5759 persons caught the disease "in the natural way" and only 844 died from it. Inoculations were done and a list of families involved are listed in a copied manuscript at the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library], Ms.B.10.2(4) enumerating the heads of families, number with smallpox, natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed. Learn more about inoculation in the [http://jhmas.oxfordjournals.org/content/VIII/July/284.extract ''Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences''].
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| in 1730
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| Seventh smallpox outbreak included about 4000 persons and nearly 500 died.
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| 9 Dec. 1747
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| The courthouse and many buildings were destroyed by fire, though all the records were saved.
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| in 1752
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| A smallpox epidemic affected 7669 person (about half the population). Few of the inoculated persons died but this left 569 dead.
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| in 1754
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| Outbreak of smallpox.
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| 18 Nov. 1755
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| Earthquake struck the region centered on Cape Ann.
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| 20 Mar. 1760
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| Fire destroyed 349 buildings, several ships, and the Quaker Meeting House.
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| 13 Jan. 1761
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| Faneuil Hall and several building burned.
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| 5 Mar. 1770
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| Boston Massacre.
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| 19 Apr. 1775
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| Siege of Boston by British troops began.
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| 17 Mar. 1776
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| Evacuation of Boston by British troops.
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| in 1776
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| Outbreak of smallpox.
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| in 1778
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| Outbreak of smallpox.
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| 20 Apr. 1787
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| A fire destroyed the Hollis Street Church and about 100 other buildings.
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| 30 July 1794
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| Fire destroyed 90 buildings and 7 ropewalks.
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| 21 Nov. 1832
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| Fire destroyed part of the State House on State Street.
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| in 1857
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| Filling in of Back Bay which was completed in 1882.
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| in 1872
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| Another [http://forgottennewengland.com/2012/01/13/worries-of-the-past-smallpox-and-bostons-epidemic-of-1872/ smallpox epidemic in Boston].
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| 9 Nov. 1872
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| The great fire burned 776 buildings covering 65 acres. Read a brief history of the [http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/firestorygreatfireof1872.html Great Fire of 1872].
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| 15 May 1894
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| Roxbury Conflagration destroyed or damaged 206 buildings.
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| 1901-1903
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| Last smallpox outbreak. Read more about this in [http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200102013440511 ''The New England Journal of Medicine''].
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| 24 Dec. 1911
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| Boston Molasses Company fire.
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| 4 July 1913
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| Firecrackers started a fire destroying 31 building around Leroy Street in Dorchester.
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| 28 Nov. 1942
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| Cocoanut Grove Fire in nightclub killed 492 people and resulted in the change in fire codes for the city.
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=== Boston Massachusetts Town Histories  ===
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Works written on the town include: {{MASufBosMap}}  
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<center>'''Boston - General''' </center>  
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*''List of Persons, Copartnerships, and Corporations who were taxed on ten thousand dollars and upwards, in the city of Boston in the year'' (1847-18??).<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/listofpersonscop192331bost Internet Archive] (1861) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002131263 Hathi Trust] (1847-1854 issues).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32604047 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''New Division of Wards in 1805'' (Boston, 1805), broadside, and published in ''The Bostonian Society Publications'', 2nd ser., 3 [1919]: 131-135.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/set2publications03bostuoft#page/130/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=P7MTAAAAYAAJ&pg=131 Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35914083 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (broadside); Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Other Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston: Being More Information About the Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston Who Played Such an Important Part in Building up the Commerce of New England Together with Some Quaint and Curious Stories of the Sea'' (Boston, 1919), 70 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/othermerchantsa00bosgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=b-Z7FbeSWfkC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/983054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Some Events of Boston and Its Neighbors'' (Boston, 1917), v, 62 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someeventsofbost01stat Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=N_0MAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005806659 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3754947 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Some Interesting Boston Events'' (Boston, 1916), 78 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someinterestingb01stat Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=RMcTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3458092 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Some Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston: Being a Collection of Sketches of Notable Men and Mercantile Houses Prominent During the Early Half of the Nineteenth Century in the Commerce and Shipping of Boston'' (Boston, 1918), vii, 53 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/somemerchantssea00stat Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=IZoWAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2601692 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*''Some Ships of the Clipper Ship Era: Their Builders, Owners, and Captains'' (Boston, 1913), 45 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/someshipsofclipp00stat Internet Archive] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007703570 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4629337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Jacqueline Barbara Carr, ''After the Siege, A Social History of Boston 1775-1800'' (Boston, 2005), xv, 317 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56912124 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Samuel Gardner Drake, ''The History and Antiquities of Boston ... from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770'' (Boston, 1856), x, 840 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyantiquiti00dra Internet Archive] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010027932 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60721856 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|345333|item|disp=FHL film 475646 or 823723 Item 1}} with digital link.<br>  
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*Ralph M. Eastman, ''Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor'' (Boston, 1956), 91 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3043139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Ronald P. Formisano and Constance K. Burns, ''Boston 1700-1980, The Evolution of Urban Politics'' (Westport, Conn., 1980), vii, 296 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9918536 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Jay Mack Holbrook, ''Boston Beginnings 1630-1699'' (Oxford, Mass., 1980), xxi, 295 pp.<br>Compiled from a variety of sources (church, tax lists, etc.), this is an alphabetical list of people in Boston before 1700.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7236574 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|17956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 D2h}}.<br>  
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*Harold Kirker, ''Bulfinch's Boston, 1787-1817'' (New York, 1964), ix, 305 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/475016 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|582916|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2ki}}.<br>  
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*Peter R. Knights, ''The Plain People of Boston, 1830-1860: A Study in City Growth'' (New York, 1971), xx, 204 pp.<br>This was the first in a planned series of three books [''it ended up being two books''], and thus was a prologue that is more statistical in nature.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/172140 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|185748|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2k}}.<br>  
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*Peter R. Knights, ''Yankee Destines, The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-Century Bostonians'' (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1991), xxv, 281 pp.<br>The final book that sampled Boston families from four censuses and the research to discover everything about their lives.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22892652 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|505289|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2kp}}.<br>  
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*Roger Lane, ''Policing the City Boston 1822-1885'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1967), x, 299 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/265544 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Douglas Philip, ''Who Fought? Boston Soldiers in the Revolutionary War'' (Medford, Mass., Honors Thesis, 1981), 273 pp.<br>Not on WorldCat or at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1015958~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library].<br>  
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*Darrett B. Rutman, ''Winthrop's Boston, Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649'' (Williamsburg, Va., 1965; rep. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1975), x, 324 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/965367 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Robert Francis Seybolt, ''The Public Schools of Colonial Boston 1635-1775'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1935), ix, 101 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/503814143 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Caleb H. Snow, ''A History of Boston, the Metropolis of Massachusetts, from its origin to the present period with some account of the environs'' (Boston, 1825; Boston, 2nd ed., 1828), iv, 398 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofbostonm1825snow Internet Archive] (1825), [http://books.google.com/books?id=7eovZyvw7S8C Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23102 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14210765 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569216|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2sc}}.<br>  
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*Jack Tager, ''Boston Riots, Three Centuries of Social Violence'' (Boston, 2000), xi, 289 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44172952 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Jim Vrabel, ''When in Boston, A Time Line &amp; Almanac'' (Boston, 2004), xx, 415 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54759462 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Justin Winsor, ''The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County Massachusetts, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1880-1881), in 4 vols.<br>Digital version at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/memorialhistoryo00jeweuoft v. 3 only]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=1z8OAAAAIAAJ v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ v. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=WsR4AAAAMAAJ v. 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=eD8OAAAAIAAJ v. 4]), and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24021 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj v. # or films 1036727-1036728}} with digital links.  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts Boston Wikipedia page].
 
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*Annie Haven Thwing, ''The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston'' (Boston, 1920; 2nd ed., 1925; Tercentenary ed., 1930), xi, 282 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/crookednarrowstr20thwi Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=7ugQAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23084 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20531908 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1025656|item|disp=FHL CD no. 1693}} with in-library link.
 
*Annie Haven Thwing, ''The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston'' (Boston, 1920; 2nd ed., 1925; Tercentenary ed., 1930), xi, 282 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/crookednarrowstr20thwi Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=7ugQAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23084 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20531908 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1025656|item|disp=FHL CD no. 1693}} with in-library link.
 
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== Vital Records  ==
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== Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts Vital Records  ===
  
 
To understand the issues with the vital records for Boston, we need to understand its history. Massachusetts Bay enacted laws early on for the recording of vital events. The town of Boston dutifully recorded these events. From a study by Lemuel Shattuck using the baptismal records, he determined that the practice of civil recording of '''births''' saw a slow and steady decline since 1725 when the reported rate of was 3.3% (religious baptisms were near 5%) and down to 2.0% by 1845 (i.e. less than half of what should be expected). Turning to '''marriages''', Shattuck found that the rate of marriages was relatively unchanged all the way up to 1845. He observed two gaps that should be noted. From '''1663 to 1689''', not one marriage was recorded in the civil records, and from '''1751 to 1761''' only a few marriages were found. '''Deaths''' were well recorded in the early years, but like the marriages, none appear from '''1663 to 1689'''. A separate volume was used after this period and seem to be representative until 1719. But, from '''1719 to 1810''', few deaths were recorded. In 1810, recording was done by the Superintendent of Burials so then appear complete from then forward. Shattuck found that from 1704 to 1774, sextons made weekly returns to the newspapers for the number who died each week. In this period as the town grew, the annual average death toll rose from 334 to 521, so many thousands of deaths were not recorded. '''''These gaps and issues should be kept in mind when using Boston vital records'''''. [See Lemuel Shattuck, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845''] (Boston, 1846), 126-133, Ap. 71-73.]<br><br>The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
 
To understand the issues with the vital records for Boston, we need to understand its history. Massachusetts Bay enacted laws early on for the recording of vital events. The town of Boston dutifully recorded these events. From a study by Lemuel Shattuck using the baptismal records, he determined that the practice of civil recording of '''births''' saw a slow and steady decline since 1725 when the reported rate of was 3.3% (religious baptisms were near 5%) and down to 2.0% by 1845 (i.e. less than half of what should be expected). Turning to '''marriages''', Shattuck found that the rate of marriages was relatively unchanged all the way up to 1845. He observed two gaps that should be noted. From '''1663 to 1689''', not one marriage was recorded in the civil records, and from '''1751 to 1761''' only a few marriages were found. '''Deaths''' were well recorded in the early years, but like the marriages, none appear from '''1663 to 1689'''. A separate volume was used after this period and seem to be representative until 1719. But, from '''1719 to 1810''', few deaths were recorded. In 1810, recording was done by the Superintendent of Burials so then appear complete from then forward. Shattuck found that from 1704 to 1774, sextons made weekly returns to the newspapers for the number who died each week. In this period as the town grew, the annual average death toll rose from 334 to 521, so many thousands of deaths were not recorded. '''''These gaps and issues should be kept in mind when using Boston vital records'''''. [See Lemuel Shattuck, [http://archive.org/details/60421860R.nlm.nih.gov ''Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845''] (Boston, 1846), 126-133, Ap. 71-73.]<br><br>The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
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*Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Deaths in Boston 1700 to 1799'' (Boston, 1999), in 2 vols., xxviii, 1136 pp.<br>This voume draws on the town records, coroner's records, church records, contemporary accounts, bible records, histories and genealogies, newspapers, articles in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', and other town vital records.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43387776 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|956415|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V2dr v. #}}.<br>
 
*Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Deaths in Boston 1700 to 1799'' (Boston, 1999), in 2 vols., xxviii, 1136 pp.<br>This voume draws on the town records, coroner's records, church records, contemporary accounts, bible records, histories and genealogies, newspapers, articles in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', and other town vital records.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43387776 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|956415|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V2dr v. #}}.<br>
 
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== City Directories and Almanacs  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs  ===
  
 
Boston '''city directories''' are one of the most complete record of the city's adult male population, business women, and later the widows of the men previously listed. Boston was the third place to start publishing directories (after New York and Philadelphia) in 1789. They were published annually (for the most part) after 1825. The directory evolved from a simple entry (ex. Herring Ebenezer, mason and sexton, Lynde-street) to one of name, occupation and location, residence (boarding or house), and would list you if you worked in the city but lived elsewhere (then it would name the town of residence). Added features were usually a map (often not digitized and missing), lists of a few trades (such as lawyer, physician, etc.), a few civic items (fire companies, justices, etc.), and business advertisements. More categories appeared over time. By the later 1800s, when someone was being dropped because they died, their death date would be given, or moved, their new town of residence was given. By 1930, there was a very helpful reverse directory added (arranged by street). This resource ceased publication in 1981. The years published are:  
 
Boston '''city directories''' are one of the most complete record of the city's adult male population, business women, and later the widows of the men previously listed. Boston was the third place to start publishing directories (after New York and Philadelphia) in 1789. They were published annually (for the most part) after 1825. The directory evolved from a simple entry (ex. Herring Ebenezer, mason and sexton, Lynde-street) to one of name, occupation and location, residence (boarding or house), and would list you if you worked in the city but lived elsewhere (then it would name the town of residence). Added features were usually a map (often not digitized and missing), lists of a few trades (such as lawyer, physician, etc.), a few civic items (fire companies, justices, etc.), and business advertisements. More categories appeared over time. By the later 1800s, when someone was being dropped because they died, their death date would be given, or moved, their new town of residence was given. By 1930, there was a very helpful reverse directory added (arranged by street). This resource ceased publication in 1981. The years published are:  
  
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The entire run of directories was microfiched at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1992 and made available through many great libraries including the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/City%20Directory%20Holdings.pdf Boston Public Library], {{FHL|512794|item|disp=Family History Library}}, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html Library of Congress], [http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library], and the [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1013843~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library] in Boston. '''Online copies''' of these Boston directories can be found on [http://archive.org/search.php?query=boston%20city%20directory%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Internet Archive] and [https://www.google.com/search?q=boston+city+directory#q=boston+city+directory&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=bks&sa=X&ei=MmeiULGjG43D0AHH7oG4Aw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=2cd23101043be4f7&bpcl=38093640&biw=1063&bih=787 Google Books]. There are two paid sites. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) is the first one everyone turns to as they created a large library of U.S. city directories from 1821 to 1989. The first caveat is that they do not have the earliest years and some of the "directories" are actually "almanacs." The best website for Boston directories is [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#233%7ChiRXFWio_ fold3] that has all the directories from 1789 through 1926.  
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To see the publishers, page counts, and number of names indexed to 1886, refer to the [http://archive.org/stream/recordsrelatingt10bost#page/164/mode/2up Boston Record Commissioners' Report, 10: 164-165].<br><br> The entire run of directories was microfiched at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1992 and made available through many great libraries including the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/City%20Directory%20Holdings.pdf Boston Public Library], {{FHL|512794|item|disp=Family History Library}}, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html Library of Congress], [http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library], and the [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1013843~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library] in Boston. '''Online copies''' of these Boston directories can be found on [http://archive.org/search.php?query=boston%20city%20directory%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Internet Archive] and [https://www.google.com/search?q=boston+city+directory#q=boston+city+directory&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=bks&sa=X&ei=MmeiULGjG43D0AHH7oG4Aw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=2cd23101043be4f7&bpcl=38093640&biw=1063&bih=787 Google Books]. There are two paid sites. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) is the first one everyone turns to as they created a large library of U.S. city directories from 1821 to 1989. The first caveat is that they do not have the earliest years and some of the "directories" are actually "almanacs." The best website for Boston directories is [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#233%7ChiRXFWio_ fold3] that has all the directories from 1789 through 1926.  
  
 
The '''Boston Almanac''' started publication in 1836 as a simple almanac of climate, astrological, farm, and other tables along with a calendar. Soon, city and state officials were added along with history sections for the previous year and listings of all the streets, wharves, ward boundaries, public buildings, stage coach tables, societies and institutions, newspapers, and other handy information. The contents can change annually. The title changed over time:  
 
The '''Boston Almanac''' started publication in 1836 as a simple almanac of climate, astrological, farm, and other tables along with a calendar. Soon, city and state officials were added along with history sections for the previous year and listings of all the streets, wharves, ward boundaries, public buildings, stage coach tables, societies and institutions, newspapers, and other handy information. The contents can change annually. The title changed over time:  
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*''Boston Register and Business Directory'' from 1895 (v. 60) to 1926 (v. 89)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22665930 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*''Boston Register and Business Directory'' from 1895 (v. 60) to 1926 (v. 89)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22665930 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
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== Maps, Wards, and City Streets  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts Maps, Wards, and City Streets  ===
  
=== Maps  ===
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This is a list of map resource sites of particular interest to genealogists, and is not an effort to trace the vast cartographic history of Boston in full. There will be many maps of Boston in every major library including the Family History Library. Consult the catalog for the particular holdings of a library. The earliest map specifically of Boston is by Capt. John Bonner in 1722. There are many versions available on the internet, one is at [http://maps.bpl.org/id/11122 Boston Public Library]. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Land_Records_and_Atlases|Suffolk County Atlases]].<br>  
 
This is a list of map resource sites of particular interest to genealogists, and is not an effort to trace the vast cartographic history of Boston in full. There will be many maps of Boston in every major library including the Family History Library. Consult the catalog for the particular holdings of a library. The earliest map specifically of Boston is by Capt. John Bonner in 1722. There are many versions available on the internet, one is at [http://maps.bpl.org/id/11122 Boston Public Library]. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Land_Records_and_Atlases|Suffolk County Atlases]].<br>  
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*Sanborn maps, [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/5959512?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.0625 Boston, 1885].<br>  
 
*Sanborn maps, [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/5959512?n=1&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.0625 Boston, 1885].<br>  
 
*Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, [http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/bostonstreets/places/atlas.html Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data]<br>
 
*Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, [http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/bostonstreets/places/atlas.html Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data]<br>
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=== Wards of Boston  ===
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==== Introduction  ====
 
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==== 1735  ====
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1735'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10913 ''A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston''] (1743) with ward boundaries<br>Note: 15 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1735'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10913 ''A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston''] (1743) with ward boundaries<br>Note: 15 churches in the city </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1805'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10103 ''A New Plan of Boston''] (1806)<br>Note: 19 churches in the city<br></center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1805'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10103 ''A New Plan of Boston''] (1806)<br>Note: 19 churches in the city<br></center>  
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| Starting at the Charles River Basin across Elliot Street, left on Orange Street, right on Beach Street and across Front Street to the harbor -- all land south of this line and South Boston included.
 
| Starting at the Charles River Basin across Elliot Street, left on Orange Street, right on Beach Street and across Front Street to the harbor -- all land south of this line and South Boston included.
 
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==== 1822  ====
 
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1822'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10344 ''Plan of Boston''] (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832<br>Note: 35 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1822'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10344 ''Plan of Boston''] (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832<br>Note: 35 churches in the city </center>  
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| Starting at Ward 11's southern border of Pleasant to Elliot to Warren and the Pine Streets as the northern border of Ward 12, all land south of this along the Boston Neck and also South Boston. [Note: Full ward not shown on map and no churches visible]
 
| Starting at Ward 11's southern border of Pleasant to Elliot to Warren and the Pine Streets as the northern border of Ward 12, all land south of this along the Boston Neck and also South Boston. [Note: Full ward not shown on map and no churches visible]
 
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1838'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10952 A New &amp; Complete Map of the City of Boston] (1839) [colorized by wards] </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1838'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10952 A New &amp; Complete Map of the City of Boston] (1839) [colorized by wards] </center>  
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1850'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10962 Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge] (1851) [colorized wards]<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10953 New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards] (1851)<br>Note: 83 churches in the city </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1850'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10962 Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge] (1851) [colorized wards]<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/10953 New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards] (1851)<br>Note: 83 churches in the city </center>  
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| All that part of the city called South Boston on the Dorchester Neck including the South Boston and Free bridges. [Note: Ten churches]
 
| All that part of the city called South Boston on the Dorchester Neck including the South Boston and Free bridges. [Note: Ten churches]
 
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<center>'''Boston Wards in 1865'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11024 Plan of Boston] (1867)<br>Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867<br>Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury) </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1865'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11024 Plan of Boston] (1867)<br>Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867<br>Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury) </center>  
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<center>'''Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11029 Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections] (1869) </center>  
 
<center>'''Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/11029 Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections] (1869) </center>  
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| Starting on Shawmut Avenue [''now Washington Street''] at the town of West Roxbury border, north along this border to the Muddy River, northeast along this river (being the border with the town of Brookline) almost to the river, right along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right along the same border, right again and coming down to Tremont Street, right on that street , left on Culvert Street, right on an unnamed street [''Cabot Street?''] through Shailers Avenue and Putnam Street, right on Dudley Street, sharp left at Eliot Square and down Bartlett Street, right on Shawmut Avenue to the beginning. [Note: Two churches]
 
| Starting on Shawmut Avenue [''now Washington Street''] at the town of West Roxbury border, north along this border to the Muddy River, northeast along this river (being the border with the town of Brookline) almost to the river, right along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right along the same border, right again and coming down to Tremont Street, right on that street , left on Culvert Street, right on an unnamed street [''Cabot Street?''] through Shailers Avenue and Putnam Street, right on Dudley Street, sharp left at Eliot Square and down Bartlett Street, right on Shawmut Avenue to the beginning. [Note: Two churches]
 
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==== 1870  ====
 
==== 1870  ====
 
<center>'''Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12114 Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys] (1870) </center>  
 
<center>'''Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12114 Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys] (1870) </center>  
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<center>'''Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12156 Map of Boston, for 1874] (1874) </center>  
 
<center>'''Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12156 Map of Boston, for 1874] (1874) </center>  
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| Starting at the Charles River and going up Chapman Street, diagonally right onto Austin Street, left on Main Street, right up Green Street, left on High Street, and right on Pearl Street in a line down to the Mystic River - all the land northwest of this line.
 
| Starting at the Charles River and going up Chapman Street, diagonally right onto Austin Street, left on Main Street, right up Green Street, left on High Street, and right on Pearl Street in a line down to the Mystic River - all the land northwest of this line.
 
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==== 1875  ====
 
==== 1875  ====
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1875'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12163 Map of Boston] (1876)<br>[''includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester''] </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1875'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12163 Map of Boston] (1876)<br>[''includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester''] </center>  
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| Starting at Dorchester Bay and a straight line to Dorchester Avenue, across and up Mount Vernon Street, left on Dorchester Street through Boston Street and Columbia Street, right on Quincy Street, left on Blue Hill Avenue, veer right on Back Street to the border with the town of Hyde Park, left along the town line to the Neponset River, and down the river to Dorchester Bay.
 
| Starting at Dorchester Bay and a straight line to Dorchester Avenue, across and up Mount Vernon Street, left on Dorchester Street through Boston Street and Columbia Street, right on Quincy Street, left on Blue Hill Avenue, veer right on Back Street to the border with the town of Hyde Park, left along the town line to the Neponset River, and down the river to Dorchester Bay.
 
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==== 1895  ====
 
==== 1895  ====
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1895'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12478 Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity] (1896)<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12480 An Outline Map of Boston showing the old &amp; new ward lines also the old Congressional lines] (1896) - no streets </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1895'''<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12478 Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity] (1896)<br>[http://maps.bpl.org/id/12480 An Outline Map of Boston showing the old &amp; new ward lines also the old Congressional lines] (1896) - no streets </center>  
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| Starting at the Charles River at St. Mary's Street [''Abbey Street on map''] to Commonwealth Avenue -- all lands west of this line being the former town of Brighton.
 
| Starting at the Charles River at St. Mary's Street [''Abbey Street on map''] to Commonwealth Avenue -- all lands west of this line being the former town of Brighton.
 
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==== 1912  ====
 
==== 1912  ====
 
<center>'''Hyde Park annexation adds Ward 26 in 1912'''<br>The entirety of the former town of Hyde Park constitutes the whole of Ward 26 </center>  
 
<center>'''Hyde Park annexation adds Ward 26 in 1912'''<br>The entirety of the former town of Hyde Park constitutes the whole of Ward 26 </center>  
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<br> By this time, the wards come more neighborhood centric and so only the neighborhoods will be given from here forward to describe the ward geography.  
 
<br> By this time, the wards come more neighborhood centric and so only the neighborhoods will be given from here forward to describe the ward geography.  
  
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| Brighton Dist. North
 
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==== 1924  ====
 
==== 1924  ====
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1924'''<br>No ward map found online<br>You can use the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/noncity.asp Boston Atlases, 1873-1938] by neighborhood </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Wards in 1924'''<br>No ward map found online<br>You can use the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/noncity.asp Boston Atlases, 1873-1938] by neighborhood </center>  
 
This redistricting for the first time reduced the number of wards from 26 down to 22. Also, the harbor island were not included in any ward, so it is assumed no one was then living there.  
 
This redistricting for the first time reduced the number of wards from 26 down to 22. Also, the harbor island were not included in any ward, so it is assumed no one was then living there.  
  
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=== City Streets  ===
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==== Introduction  ====
 
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:#[http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/streetbook/ Online database] that gives the street's beginning and end, whether public, ward, precinct, district, Public Works Department section, and zip code.
 
:#[http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/streetbook/ Online database] that gives the street's beginning and end, whether public, ward, precinct, district, Public Works Department section, and zip code.
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== Cemeteries  ==
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=== Boston Massachusetts Cemeteries  ===
  
 
The following is a '''chronological''' list of cemeteries in present-day Boston proper, Boston Harbor, East Boston, and South Boston. For information on the areas annexed to Boston, see those separate town pages. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br><br> The city's Parks and Recreation Department runs a public / private cooperative program called the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/hbgi/ Historic Burying Grounds Initiative]. From their website, you can learn more about the eighteen historic burying grounds in their oversight, find maps of them, newsletters of the program, and a mid-1980s database of fourteen of the cemeteries (missing Evergreen, Fairview, Mount Hope, and South End) giving the name, death date, cemetery, and location for each entry.<br>  
 
The following is a '''chronological''' list of cemeteries in present-day Boston proper, Boston Harbor, East Boston, and South Boston. For information on the areas annexed to Boston, see those separate town pages. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br><br> The city's Parks and Recreation Department runs a public / private cooperative program called the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/hbgi/ Historic Burying Grounds Initiative]. From their website, you can learn more about the eighteen historic burying grounds in their oversight, find maps of them, newsletters of the program, and a mid-1980s database of fourteen of the cemeteries (missing Evergreen, Fairview, Mount Hope, and South End) giving the name, death date, cemetery, and location for each entry.<br>  
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24. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Tombs''' [site], Broadway near E St., South Boston, 1819.<br>  
 
24. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Tombs''' [site], Broadway near E St., South Boston, 1819.<br>  
  
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:Note: Tombs were built in the cellar of the church and these were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br><br>
  
 
25. '''Union Cemetery''', East Fifth St., South Boston, 1841 (A).<br>  
 
25. '''Union Cemetery''', East Fifth St., South Boston, 1841 (A).<br>  
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Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). ''Inventories of Some Boston Cemeteries'' (Boston, 1990)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30789971 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br> (B). Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston'' (Boston, 2000), xiii, 914 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44743341 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|981158|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3d}}.<br>Available in an online database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=207 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br> (C). Charles Chauncey Wells and Suzanne Austin Wells, ''Preachers, Patriots &amp; Plain Folks: Boston's Burying Ground Guide to King's Chapel, Granary, Central'' (Oak Park, Ill., 2004), 288 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55858289 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1223467|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37wc}}.<br><br>  
 
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). ''Inventories of Some Boston Cemeteries'' (Boston, 1990)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30789971 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br> (B). Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, ''Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston'' (Boston, 2000), xiii, 914 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44743341 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|981158|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3d}}.<br>Available in an online database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=207 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br> (C). Charles Chauncey Wells and Suzanne Austin Wells, ''Preachers, Patriots &amp; Plain Folks: Boston's Burying Ground Guide to King's Chapel, Granary, Central'' (Oak Park, Ill., 2004), 288 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55858289 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1223467|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37wc}}.<br><br>  
 
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== Churches  ==
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The following is a list of churches established in Boston, East Boston, and South Boston by date founded. The earliest list of churches found was from Thomas Prince, ''The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers'' (Boston, 1732), page 215, with "A List of the Houses of Publick Worship in Boston, with the Streets where they Stand, and the Times of the Foundation of the several Churches." There were fourteen listed then and by all accounts, there nothing established that were closed by then. The next authority used was John Hayward, ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847), pp. 70-102, and Carroll D. Wright, ''Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston 1889). For information specific to Congregational churches, Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970) was consulted.<br>  
 
The following is a list of churches established in Boston, East Boston, and South Boston by date founded. The earliest list of churches found was from Thomas Prince, ''The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers'' (Boston, 1732), page 215, with "A List of the Houses of Publick Worship in Boston, with the Streets where they Stand, and the Times of the Foundation of the several Churches." There were fourteen listed then and by all accounts, there nothing established that were closed by then. The next authority used was John Hayward, ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847), pp. 70-102, and Carroll D. Wright, ''Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston 1889). For information specific to Congregational churches, Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970) was consulted.<br>  
  
 
The best resource for the vital records of the churches of Boston is Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) on CD [see [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49731596 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1034503|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1547}}]. The transcribers copied all baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions, and dismissals from all Boston churches established before 1800 where records were found and include the first three parishes of Roxbury. Some transcriptions go beyond 1800. The only church not giving permission for their records to be included was the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (the oldest Catholic Church in New England). This is available online as a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br>  
 
The best resource for the vital records of the churches of Boston is Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) on CD [see [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49731596 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1034503|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1547}}]. The transcribers copied all baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions, and dismissals from all Boston churches established before 1800 where records were found and include the first three parishes of Roxbury. Some transcriptions go beyond 1800. The only church not giving permission for their records to be included was the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (the oldest Catholic Church in New England). This is available online as a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 New England Historic Genealogical Society] ($).<br>  
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Another interesting source for early churches is Martin Moore, ''Boston Revival, 1842: A Brief History of the Evangelical Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 1842; rep. Wheaton, Ill., 1980), viii, 148 pp., digital versions of the first edition at [http://archive.org/details/bostonrevival18400moor Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SnjOAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>
  
 
1. '''First Church''', '''Old Church''' or '''Old Brick Church''' [now [http://www.firstchurchboston.org/ '''First Church of Boston''']], 1630.<br>  
 
1. '''First Church''', '''Old Church''' or '''Old Brick Church''' [now [http://www.firstchurchboston.org/ '''First Church of Boston''']], 1630.<br>  
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::*King Street [''later called State St.''] at the corner of Devonshire St., 1632-1639 [see [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/1stMeetingHouse_KingsBoston1881.png sketch]].<br>  
 
::*King Street [''later called State St.''] at the corner of Devonshire St., 1632-1639 [see [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/1stMeetingHouse_KingsBoston1881.png sketch]].<br>  
 
::*Cornhill [''later called Washington St.''], 1639-1808. This building burned in 1711 and a new brick church built on the same spot the following year called the '''Old Brick Church''' [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Brick_Church,_built_1712,_demolished_1808_by_unknown_artist_Old_State_House_Museum,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6790.JPG painting] of building, 1712-1808]. This building was sold in 1808.<br>  
 
::*Cornhill [''later called Washington St.''], 1639-1808. This building burned in 1711 and a new brick church built on the same spot the following year called the '''Old Brick Church''' [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Brick_Church,_built_1712,_demolished_1808_by_unknown_artist_Old_State_House_Museum,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6790.JPG painting] of building, 1712-1808]. This building was sold in 1808.<br>  
::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>66 Marlborough Street, 1868 to present [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unitarian_Church,_Marlborough_and_Berkeley_St,_from_Robert_N._Dennis_collection_of_stereoscopic_views.jpg 19th century image] or [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2590347158/ 1920 view]].<br>  
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::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>  
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::*66 Marlborough Street, 1868 to present [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unitarian_Church,_Marlborough_and_Berkeley_St,_from_Robert_N._Dennis_collection_of_stereoscopic_views.jpg 19th century image] or [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2590347158/ 1920 view]].<br>  
 
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:Note:<br>  
 
::*A fire destroyed its building in 1968, and after it merged with the Old North Church to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston'''.<br>  
 
::*A fire destroyed its building in 1968, and after it merged with the Old North Church to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston'''.<br>  
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::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1844-1996 (bulk 1923-1953) at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Collection [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00712 bMS 712].<br>  
 
::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1844-1996 (bulk 1923-1953) at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Collection [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00712 bMS 712].<br>  
 
::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>  
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::*First Church, accounts, 1711-1788, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Am.2313.<br>
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::*List of marriages by Benjamin Wadsworth, 6 Apr. 1713 - 25 Mar. 1714, sent to town clerk, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ch.F.7.61.<br>
 
:Online resources:<br>  
 
:Online resources:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1879-1883 are<br>All part of the Salem Monthly Meeting records held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1879-1883 are<br>All part of the Salem Monthly Meeting records held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Boston Monthly Meeting, 1883-1944, held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Boston Monthly Meeting, 1883-1944, held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
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::*Friends' Meeting House, account of losses in fire in 1760, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Am.1809(45).
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
::*George Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>  
 
::*George Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964: Three Centuries of Friends in Boston and Cambridge'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>  
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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::*This church was organized by twenty-eight members from the First Church who believed in the Halfway Covenant in 1669.<br>  
 
::*This church was organized by twenty-eight members from the First Church who believed in the Halfway Covenant in 1669.<br>  
 
::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<br>  
 
::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<br>  
::*This church joined with the Park Street Church to form the City Mission Society for the purpose of serving the city's poor in 1816.<br>  
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::*This church joined with the Park Street Church to form the City Mission Society for the purpose of serving the city's poor in 1816. These records are held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-cms Congregational Library, RG 1031], Boston.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*Old South Church, Records, 1669-1997, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bosc Congregational Library].<br>Old South Church, records, 1669-1875, {{FHL|277700|item|disp=FHL film 856694 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Old South Church, Records, 1669-1997, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bosc Congregational Library].<br>Old South Church, records, 1669-1875, {{FHL|277700|item|disp=FHL film 856694 Item 2}}.<br>  
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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::*This church started building a brick church on North Street [''now 401 Hanover Street''] in the North End in 1802 and opened in 1804.<br>  
 
::*This church started building a brick church on North Street [''now 401 Hanover Street''] in the North End in 1802 and opened in 1804.<br>  
 
::*The building was sold to the Roman Catholics and renamed '''St. Stephen's Church''' in 1862.<br>  
 
::*The building was sold to the Roman Catholics and renamed '''St. Stephen's Church''' in 1862.<br>  
::*This church merged with the '''Bulfinch Street Church''' in 1863 though this church society was active until 1884. The merged church ceased not long after this date.  
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::*This church merged with the '''Bulfinch Street Church''' in 1863 though this church society was active until 1884. The merged church ceased not long after this date.<br>
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*New North Church, records, 1714-1870 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library.<br>Being church registers, v. 1 (1714-1797) and v. 2 (1813-1870).<br>Are original records held by the Rare Books and Manuscript Department?<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654786926 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
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::*New North Church, records of minutes, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1714-1870, being church registers, v. 1 (1714-1797) and v. 2 (1813-1870), held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654786926 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>  
 +
::*New North Church, minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z2.<br>  
 
::*New North Church, records, 1714-1863 (microfilm), {{FHL|228527|item|disp=FHL films 837130 Item 1 and 856699 Item 5}}, being church registers, 1714-1797 and 1800-1863.<br>  
 
::*New North Church, records, 1714-1863 (microfilm), {{FHL|228527|item|disp=FHL films 837130 Item 1 and 856699 Item 5}}, being church registers, 1714-1797 and 1800-1863.<br>  
::*New North Church, Record of the sales of pews, 1799-1813, [50] pp., held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51326932 Boston Public Library].<br>  
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::*New North Church, Record of the sales of pews, 1799-1813, [50] pp., held by the [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51326932 Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.F.4.4.<br>  
 
::*Minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library.<br>Are original records held by the Rare Books and Manuscript Department?<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654800549 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
 
::*Minutes of the New North Religious Society, 1860-1884 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library.<br>Are original records held by the Rare Books and Manuscript Department?<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/654800549 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
 
::*"A list of marriages performed by John Webb," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1070984~S0 Mss C 1025], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/tmp/_webpac2_1070984.7871 American Ancestors].<br>  
 
::*"A list of marriages performed by John Webb," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1070984~S0 Mss C 1025], R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/tmp/_webpac2_1070984.7871 American Ancestors].<br>  
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::*This church merged with the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' and the '''Concord Street Chapel''' and reorganized in 1867 as a Unitarian church. The new church did not survive long after the merger per Harold Worthley (1970), but it appears as the New South Church in the 1885 survey.<br>  
 
::*This church merged with the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' and the '''Concord Street Chapel''' and reorganized in 1867 as a Unitarian church. The new church did not survive long after the merger per Harold Worthley (1970), but it appears as the New South Church in the 1885 survey.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*New South Church, records, held by City Hall per Harold Worthley survey, 1970.<br>  
+
::*New South Church, records, 1714-1866, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.<br>  
 
::*New South Church, baptisms and marriages, 1719-1812, {{FHL|228485|item|disp=FHL film 837129 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*New South Church, baptisms and marriages, 1719-1812, {{FHL|228485|item|disp=FHL film 837129 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*New South Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1800, 1815-1846, correspondence and pew deeds, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082542~S0 Mss 826], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
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::*New South Church (Boston, Mass.), records, 1800, 1815-1846, correspondence and pew deeds, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082542~S0 Mss 826, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
 
::*New South Church, minutes of meetings, 1719-1868 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library, being a transcription from the manuscript Minutes of meetings of the church and society, 1719-1868. Consists of records of members admitted into the church, notes and transactions of the church, children and adult persons baptized, persons that renewed covenants of baptism, and lists of marriages by the ministers of the church, ca. 1719-1811.<br>  
 
::*New South Church, minutes of meetings, 1719-1868 (microfilm), held by the Boston Public Library, being a transcription from the manuscript Minutes of meetings of the church and society, 1719-1868. Consists of records of members admitted into the church, notes and transactions of the church, children and adult persons baptized, persons that renewed covenants of baptism, and lists of marriages by the ministers of the church, ca. 1719-1811.<br>  
 +
::*New South Church, charity books, 1812-1824, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z1.
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
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::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1776, {{FHL|277942|item|disp=FHL 856701 Item 4}}.<br>  
 
::*New Brick Church, records, 1722-1776, {{FHL|277942|item|disp=FHL 856701 Item 4}}.<br>  
 
::*New Brick Church, committee book, 1761-1800 [''sic''], one stitched quire, [76 pp.], held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456127 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>  
 
::*New Brick Church, committee book, 1761-1800 [''sic''], one stitched quire, [76 pp.], held by [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60456127 Boston Public Library - Special Collections].<br>  
 +
::*New Brick Church, committee records, 1761-1800, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(2).<br>
 +
::*New Brick Church, records of covenant (1728-1757), admissions (1722-1773), church records (1722-1754), and baptisms (1722-1775), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z16(1) fol.<br>
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>Code to Ministers: [C] Congregational; [P] Presbyterian; [U] Unitarian; [UU] Unitarian Universalist<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>Code to Ministers: [C] Congregational; [P] Presbyterian; [U] Unitarian; [UU] Unitarian Universalist<br>
  
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::*Hollis Street Church, ledger, 1787-1788, subscriptions to rebuild the church, Ms. N-1407 (Tall) held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Hollis Street Church, ledger, 1787-1788, subscriptions to rebuild the church, Ms. N-1407 (Tall) held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>  
 
::*Hollis Street Church records, [1787-1879], Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00005 bMS 5], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
 
::*Hollis Street Church records, [1787-1879], Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00005 bMS 5], Harvard Divinity School.<br>  
 +
::*Hollis Street Church, proprietors' records, 1809-1887, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z4.
 +
::*Hollis Street Church, membership, meetings, and baptisms, 1732-1739 (by Mather Byles), held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.q.Am.2290.
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
 
::*Part of Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, trans., ''The Records of the Churches of Boston'' (Boston, 2002) [''records to 1800''] in a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=31 American Ancestors] ($).<br>  
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::*The congregation's 1806 building was deeded to the city in 1894 and served as a branch of the library. The '''First Methodist Church''' and '''Copley Religious Society''' merged in 1962, bought this building from the city, and became '''Old West Church''', a United Methodist congregation.<br>  
 
::*The congregation's 1806 building was deeded to the city in 1894 and served as a branch of the library. The '''First Methodist Church''' and '''Copley Religious Society''' merged in 1962, bought this building from the city, and became '''Old West Church''', a United Methodist congregation.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*All the records were listed in 1970 by Harold Worthley as being with the City Clerk.<br>  
+
::*West Church, records, 1736-1889, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z3.<br>  
 
::*West Church, records, 1826-1876, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00010 bMS 10], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection.<br>  
 
::*West Church, records, 1826-1876, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00010 bMS 10], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection.<br>  
 
::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*West Church records, baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880, {{FHL|277720|item|disp=FHL film 856695 Item 2}}.<br>  
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<br> 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennet Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
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<br> 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
  
 
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::*The South End building was sold at that time and was abandoned in the 1960s when arsonists burnt the building in 1967. The land was cleared and is now the beautiful James Hayes Park.<br>  
 
::*The South End building was sold at that time and was abandoned in the 1960s when arsonists burnt the building in 1967. The land was cleared and is now the beautiful James Hayes Park.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 +
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.Bos.Z9.<br>
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, 0824 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., and also at the Boston Public Library (who had the records microfilmed - and thus likely hold the originals), {{FHL|228518|item|disp=FHL film 837132 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1743-1787, 0824 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., and also at the Boston Public Library (who had the records microfilmed - and thus likely hold the originals), {{FHL|228518|item|disp=FHL film 837132 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
::*Baldwin Place Baptist Church, records, 1769-1881, {{FHL|277881|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Baldwin Place Baptist Church, records, 1769-1881, {{FHL|277881|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1787-1793, 0825 and 0826 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.<br>  
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1787-1793, 0825 and 0826 Microfilm held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass.<br>  
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1789-1811, {{FHL|278065|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 5}}.<br>  
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::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1789-1811 (transcript), {{FHL|278065|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
::*"Record of marriages in Boston by Thomas Baldwin, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, 1790-1826", [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1066930~S0 Mss A 1586], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
 
::*"Record of marriages in Boston by Thomas Baldwin, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, 1790-1826", [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1066930~S0 Mss A 1586], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1788-1920, 42 volumes, held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., but not in their online catalog.<br>  
 
::*Second Baptist Church, records, 1788-1920, 42 volumes, held by the Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Mass., but not in their online catalog.<br>  
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<br> 20. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>  
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<br> 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*This congregation bought their first church from the '''Tenth Church''' otherwise known as '''Samuel Mather's Church''' on the corner of Bennet and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1785.<br>  
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::*Their meeting house was off of Middle Street [''now Hanover Street''] in the North End, between Richmond's Lane and Cross Street.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Their wooden church (the last one standing in Boston) was torn down in 1838 and a new structure built.<br>  
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::*From several maps of the period consulted, only "A New Plan of Boston" (Boston, 1806) published by W. Norman actually showed the building.<br>
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::*Little has been written on this group started in the United States by the childless Robert Sandeman (1718-1771) who brought the teachings of his father-in-law John Glas (known as Glasites) to America. They were considered pacifist Loyalists.<br>
 +
::*For more information, see the publications below.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*First Universalist Church, proprietors' records, 1792-1815, on microfilm at the Massachusetts Historical Society (but not in their online catalog).<br>  
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::*There are no known records from this group.<br>
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:Publications:<br>
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::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasite Glasite Wikipedia page].<br>
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::*Caleb H. Snow, ''A History of Boston'' (Boston, 2nd ed., 1828), Chap. XLV, [http://archive.org/stream/ahistorybostonm00snowgoog#page/n278/mode/2up p. 256-257].<br>
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::*Henry H. Edes, "The Places of Worship of the Sandemanians in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', Transactions, 1899-1900, 6 [1904]: [http://archive.org/stream/publicationsofcov6colo#page/108/mode/2up 109-123].<br>
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:Ministers:<br>
 +
::*No known ministers used by this group.<br>
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21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>
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:Locations:<br>
 +
::*This congregation bought their first church from the '''Tenth Church''' otherwise known as '''Samuel Mather's Church''' on the corner of Bennet and North [''now Hanover''] Streets in the North End in 1785.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Their wooden church (the last one standing in Boston) was torn down in 1838 and a new structure built.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*First Universalist Church, proprietors' records, 1792-1815, on microfilm at the Massachusetts Historical Society (but not in their online catalog).<br>  
 
::*First Universalist Church, records, 1792-1909, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00302 bMS 302], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection and most of the post-1864 records are from the Sunday school.<br>  
 
::*First Universalist Church, records, 1792-1909, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00302 bMS 302], Harvard Divinity School.<br>Note: There are no vital records in this collection and most of the post-1864 records are from the Sunday school.<br>  
 +
::*First Universalist Church, proprietor's meetings, 1834-1864, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z11.
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::*First Universalist Church, marriages, 1813-1840, {{FHL|228538|item|disp=FHL film 837130 Item 4}}.<br>
 
:Online:<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
::*None.<br>  
 
::*None.<br>  
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<br> 21. '''Church of the Holy Cross''' and now [http://holycrossboston.com/ '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''], 1788.<br>  
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<br> 22. '''Church of the Holy Cross''' and now [http://holycrossboston.com/ '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''], 1788.<br>  
  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Cross_Church,_Boston Wikipedia page for Holy Cross Boston]; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Holy_Cross_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia page for the Cathedral].<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Cross_Church,_Boston Wikipedia page for Holy Cross Boston]; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_the_Holy_Cross_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia page for the Cathedral].<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*They bought a church building on School Street from the '''Eleventh Church''' or School Street Church'''in 1788 that was built by the '''French Huguenot Church'''in 1715.<br>'''
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::*They bought a church building on School Street from the '''Eleventh Church''' or '''School Street Church''' in 1788 that was built by the '''French Huguenot Church''' in 1715.<br>  
 
::*They built a chapel on the southern end of Franklin Place at what would now be 214 Devonshire Street in 1803. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/HolyCrossB.png Cathedral in 1859].]<br>  
 
::*They built a chapel on the southern end of Franklin Place at what would now be 214 Devonshire Street in 1803. [See an image of the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/HolyCrossB.png Cathedral in 1859].]<br>  
 
::*Built a new cathedral building at 1400 Washington Street in the South End in 1875.<br>  
 
::*Built a new cathedral building at 1400 Washington Street in the South End in 1875.<br>  
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22. '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792-1828), later the '''Hanover Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', and since 1873 called '''Grace Church''', 1792-1962.<br>  
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23. '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792-1828), '''North Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1828-1849), later the '''Hanover Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', and since 1873 called '''Grace Church''', 1792-1962.<br>  
  
 
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::*After merging, the church moved to Temple Street in 1873.<br>  
 
::*After merging, the church moved to Temple Street in 1873.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*They sold their North Bennett Street location to the Freewill Baptist Society in 1850.<br>  
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::*The '''Richmond Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1842) merged with this church in 1849.<br>
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::*They sold their North Bennett Street location to the '''Freewill Baptist Society''' in 1850.<br>  
 
::*The front of the church was demolished in 1869 for the widening of Hanover Street.<br>  
 
::*The front of the church was demolished in 1869 for the widening of Hanover Street.<br>  
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::*The '''Four Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1837) merged with this church in 1873.<br>
 
::*This church merged with the '''Grace Methodist Episcopal Church''' in 1873 to form the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church (Temple Street)''' but variously called '''First Methodist Church''', Grace Methodist Church''', or the '''Temple Street Methodist Church'''(sometimes using all three names).<br>'''  
 
::*This church merged with the '''Grace Methodist Episcopal Church''' in 1873 to form the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church (Temple Street)''' but variously called '''First Methodist Church''', Grace Methodist Church''', or the '''Temple Street Methodist Church'''(sometimes using all three names).<br>'''  
 
::*This church merged with '''Copley Methodist Church''' in 1962 and formed a new church called '''First-Copley Methodist Church''' (that later became '''''Old West Methodist Church''''').<br>  
 
::*This church merged with '''Copley Methodist Church''' in 1962 and formed a new church called '''First-Copley Methodist Church''' (that later became '''''Old West Methodist Church''''').<br>  
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::*Hanover Street, records, 1851-1873 (mostly Sunday School), held by [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#boston-hanover School of Theology Library, Boston University, CAH CH-MA B6 H3].<br>  
 
::*Hanover Street, records, 1851-1873 (mostly Sunday School), held by [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#boston-hanover School of Theology Library, Boston University, CAH CH-MA B6 H3].<br>  
 
::*First, Grace, Temple Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1859-1925 (no vital records), held by [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#first-grace-temple School of Theology Library, Boston University, CAH CH-MA B6 T4].<br>  
 
::*First, Grace, Temple Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1859-1925 (no vital records), held by [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#first-grace-temple School of Theology Library, Boston University, CAH CH-MA B6 T4].<br>  
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::*Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1830-1849, {{FHL|494832|item|disp=FHL film 1508864 Items 28-29}}.<br>
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::*Hanover Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership list, 1863-1872, and brief history, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z5.
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::*Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, baptisms, marriages, and membership, 1863-1881, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z8.
 
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::*None.<br>  
 
::*None.<br>  
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:Ministers ['''very''' incomplete - help needed]: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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<br> 24. '''First Christian Church''', 1804.<br>
  
<br> <br> <br> <br><br> [NOTE: This page is under construction and will take several months to fill completely, so please be patience. The old page that had content is maintained below.]
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::*They built a building at the corner of Summer and Broad Streets in 1825.<br>  
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::*By 1855, they were on Tyler Street and the corner of Kneeland Street.<br>  
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::*There was no listing for this church after 1895.<br>  
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::*First Christian Church records, 1803-1870, {{FHL|278019|item|disp=FHL 856700 Item 8}}.<br>
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25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Meeting_House African Meeting House Wikipedia page].<br>
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::*Their church was on Belknap Street [''now called 46 Joy Street''] on Beacon Hill in 1806 and commonly called the '''African Meeting House'''.<br>
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::*This is the oldest Black church in the United States.<br>
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::*The New England Anti-Slavery Society was founded here by William Lloyd Garrison in 1832.<br>
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::*The Massachusetts 54th Regiment recruited here in 1863.<br>
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::*The church was there as late as 1872.<br>
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::*The building was purchased and used as a Jewish synagogue until 1972.<br>
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::*The church was at Smith Court [''Note: The Beacon Hill court is behind 46 Joy Street and a second one is in Roxbury''] in 1885.<br>
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::*The church was not listed in the city directory in 1888.<br>
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::*The Joy Street building was acquired by the [http://www.afroammuseum.org/ Museum of African American History] in 1972<br>
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::*The Joy Street building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.<br>
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::*The Joy Street building was renovated back to its 1854 design in 2011.<br>
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::*No records have been located at this time.<br>
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*[[Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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26. '''Second Methodist Church''' and later '''Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1806-1913.<br>
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=3091 {{nowrap|Boston City newspapers}}]. Some libraries including the [http://www.bpl.org/electronic/alpha.asp#b Boston Public Library] provide free access to this database.<br>  
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:Locations:<br>
*[http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/interpro/bpl_search/obits.htm ''Boston Globe ''and the ]''[http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/interpro/bpl_search/obits.htm Boston Herald] ''obituaries 1953-2010 available from the Boston Public Library.
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::*They built a chapel on Bromfield Street in 1806.<br>
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::*Black congregants were given their own minister in 1818 and a separate church on May Street in 1823.<br>
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::*The church became independent in 1831 and listed as '''Boston South''' until 1835.<br>
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::*The church was remodeled in 1848.<br>
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::*The church was burned and rebuilt in 1864.<br>
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::*The church was repaired in 1895.<br>
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::*The church merged with Tremont Street Methodist Church to form the Bromfield-Tremont Methodist Church on Tremont Street in 1913.<br>  
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:Records:<br>
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::*Bromfield Street Methodist Church records, 1790-1922, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#bromfield School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 B7], Boston University.<br>
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::*Bromfield Street, Tremont Street, and People's Temple Methodist Church records (Boston, Mass.), 1856-1922, held by the [http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/b/bromfield_tremont.htm Special Collections Research Center], Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, N.Y., that include offerings and accounts, 1886-1901, for this church.<br>
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::*Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1806-1922, includes baptisms and marriages, 1879-1882, 1890-1922,{{FHL|494821|item|disp=FHL film 1508865 Items 1-5}}.<br>
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::*Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1838-1854 (transcript), {{FHL|277870|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 3}}.<br>
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==== Notarial records - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775  ====
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*'''Volume 32. '''''A Volume Relating to the Early History of Boston, containing the Aspinwall Notarial Records from 1644 to 1651''. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1903.&nbsp;(FHL book 974.461 H2b v. 32). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/volumerelatingto00aspi Internet Archive] <br><br>
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*Holloran, Peter C. ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930''. Boston: Northeastern University Press, c1989. {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.
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27. '''Third Baptist Church''' and later '''Charles Street Baptist Church''', 1807-1877.<br>
  
*Downer, Lawrence W. "The Indentures of Boston's Poor Apprentices: 1734-1805," ''The Colonial Society of Massachusetts'' (Mar. 1962):417-434. Digital version at [http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 Primary Research] - free.  
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:Locations:<br>
*Nellis, Eric and Anne Decker Cecere. ed. ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor''. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, c2007. {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.
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::*They built a church on Charles Street in 1807.<br>
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::*The church was disbanded in 1877.<br>
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::*The church was officially dissolved on 6 June 1889.<br>
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::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, 1807-1877, 5 vols., held by the [http://www.ants.edu/ Andover Newton Theological School], Mss. 1986-6, Newton, Mass.<br>
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::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, marriages and deaths, 1807-1865, {{FHL|277660|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 5}}.<br>
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[http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/default.asp '''City of Boston Archives''']<br>201 Rivermoor Street<br>West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132<br>Telephone: 617-635-1195<br>Fax: 617-635-1194<br>Email: [mailto:Archives@cityofboston.gov Archives@cityofboston.gov] <br>Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. by appointment only<br>[http://www.facebook.com/cityofbostonarchives Facebook]
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| Caleb Blood (1807-1810)
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[http://www.bpl.org '''Boston Public Library''']<br>700 Boylston Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116<br>Telephone: 617-536-5400<br>Email: [mailto:ask@bpl.org ask@bpl.org] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/bostonpubliclibrary Facebook]
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28. [http://www.parkstreet.org/ '''Park Street Church'''], 1809-present.<br>  
  
[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/ '''Congregational Library''']<br>14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02108<br>Telephone: 617-523-0470<br>Fax: 617-523-0491<br>Email: [mailto:circ@14beacon.org circ@14beacon.org] &nbsp;
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Street_Church Park Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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::*This church was built at One Park Street at the corner of Tremont Street in 1810.<br>
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::*Park Street Church records, 1804-1976, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpsc Congregational Library, RG 1284].<br>
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::*Park Street Church records, baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1810-1877, {{FHL|278054|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 7}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
The Congregational Library has an impressive collection of records documenting the history of American Congregationalism for the last 300 years. Equally impressive is their collection of New England local, town, and family histories. They also have a strong collection of published Massachusetts vital records. Congregational church records include membership lists, dismissals, baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, etc.
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29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-sometime after 1946.<br>
  
[[New England Historic Genealogical Society|'''New England Historic Genealogical Society''']]<br>101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Fax: 617-536-7307<br>Email: [mailto:info@nehgs.org info@nehgs.org] <br>Website: [http://www.americanancestors.org www.americanancestors.org] <br>  
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::*They built a church on Broadway in South Boston in 1818.<br>  
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::*They built a new church at 408/410 West Broadway near E Street in 1861.<br>  
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::*The first two years, services were held in a school house conducted by lay readers.<br>  
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::*The cemetery and tombs for this church were removed in 1864 and re-interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Roslindale [''a former section of West Roxbury''].<br>  
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::*The church merged with the '''Church of the Redeemer''' to form the new '''St. Matthew the Redeemer''' utilizing the building of the latter at 825 E Street sometime after 1946.<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely at the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts].<br>
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::*St. Matthew's Church, baptisms (1817-1884), {{FHL|277802|item|disp=FHL film 856692 Item 2}}, marriages (1821-1884), and burials (1818-1884), {{FHL|277802|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 1}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has a substantial collection of published New England genealogies and local histories. They also have a strong microform collection that contains copies of original town, probate, land, and vital records; censuses; city directories; and immigration records for most of the New England states and neighboring Canadian provinces. Their manuscript department, which is open only to members, houses over 2 million manuscript items. Some of the items date to the late fourteenth century. Much of the collection emphasizes the New England area. Included in the collection are thousands of unpublished family histories and genealogies, bibles and bible records, church, cemetery, town, and vital records, maps, photographs, etc.
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[http://www.masshist.org/ '''Massachusetts Historical Society''']<br>1154 Boylston Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02215<br>Telephone: 617-646-0532<br>Fax: 617-859-0074<br>Email: [mailto:library@masshist.org library@masshist.org]
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30. '''Second Universalist Church''' and later '''Church of the Redemption''', 1816-1935.<br>  
  
== Websites  ==
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::*The church was dedicated on School Street in 1817.<br>
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::*They built their second church on Columbus Avenue in the South End in 1872.<br>
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::*They built a third church at 1101 Boylston Street on the corner of Ipswich Street by 1925 and called the '''Church of the Redemption'''.<br>
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::*The church no longer was listed as owning a church in 1920 and was not listing in 1915.<br>
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::*Renamed the '''Church of the Redemption''' between 1920 and 1926.<br>
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::*The church merged with the '''Arlington Street Church''' in 1935.<br>
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::*Its last building is now the '''St. Clement Charistic Shine''' [Roman Catholic].<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Second Society of Universalists records, 1817-1945 (no vital records included), held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00582 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 582], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
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::*Second Universalist Church records, 1815-1855, {{FHL|228515|item|disp=FHL film 837131 Item 3}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
*{{FHL|Massachusetts%2C+Suffolk%2C+Boston|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for the City of Boston
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31. '''The New Jerusalem Church''' [Swedenborg] and now called [http://www.churchonthehillboston.org/ '''Church on the Hill'''], 1818-present.<br>
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:Locations:<br>
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::*The group rented a hall on Phillip's Place and other places.<br>
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::*They built a church at 140 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill in 1845.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Records are assumed to be at the church.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| James Reed (1867-1920+)
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| H. Clinton Hay (in 1905-1926+)
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32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>
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:'''Revere Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1860-1911),<br>'''Fourth Methodist Church''' (1911-1949), and<br>[http://unionboston.org/ '''Union United Methodist Church'''] (1949-present), 1818-present.<br>
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:Locations:<br>
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::*Their church was on May Street and dedicated on 1824.<br>
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::*They moved several doors down to 79 Revere Street [''formerly May Street''] by 1885.<br>
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::*They moved to 712 Shawmut Avenue in the South End in 1911.<br>
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::*They moved to Columbus Avenue at Rutland Street in 1949.<br>
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::*May Street was renamed Revere Street in 1855.<br>
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::*By 1860, the church was just called '''Methodist Episcopal Church'''.<br>
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::*By 1880, the church was called the '''Revere Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' at 73 Revere Street.<br>
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::*In 1885, the address was listed at 79 Revere Street with no minister given.<br>
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::*This church moved to the South End and became the '''Fourth Methodist Episcopal Church''' at 712 Shawmut Avenue when the Missionary Society purchased this building for the congregation from the '''Swedish Baptist Church''' in 1911, but only had constructed a basement with a roof over it by 1929.<br>
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::*The congregation purchased the '''Union Congregational Church''' listed below at 485 Columbus Avenue at West Rutland Street, moved there, and became the '''Union Methodist Church''' in 1949.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Location of the original records is unknown, but likely reside with the church.<br>
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:Ministers ['''very''' incomplete]: [''with years served'']<br>
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| Samuel Snowden (1818-1850)
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| T. B. Snowden (in 1880)
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| J. A. Faust (in 1910)
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| Thomas Freeman (in 1860)
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| I. H. Haven (in 1888)
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| J. McKay (1861-1865+)
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| James W. Newell (in 1890)
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| J. N. Mars (in 1870)
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| Jenkins Williams (in 1872)
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| Stephen J. Hammond (in 1905)
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33. '''Hawes' Place Church''', 1819-before 1888.<br>
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:Locations:<br>
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::*They built a church on the corner of K and East Fourth Street in South Boston in 1832 and dedicated in 1833.<br>
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:NOtes:<br>
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::*This was a Unitarian church.<br>
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::*This church was not listed as existing or extinct in the 1885 or 1898 records surveys.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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::*Hawes Place Congregational Church records, 1823-1878 (transcript), {{FHL|278079|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 4}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| Lemuel Capen (1823-1839)
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| Thomas Dawes (1854-1865)
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| Herman Bisbee (in 1875)
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| Charles C. Shackford (1841-1844)
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| Frederic Hinckley (1865-1869)
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| Charles B. Elder (in 1885)
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| George W. Lippet (1844-1851)
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| George A. Thayer (1869-1872+)
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34. '''Essex Street Church''' or '''Union Church''', 1819-1948.<br>
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 +
:Locations:<br>
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::*Their church on Essex Street on the corner of Rowe Street [''later Chauncy Street''] was dedicated in 1819.<br>
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::*The church had moved to 485 Columbus Avenue at West Rutland Street in the South End by 1872.<br>
 +
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 +
::*The church was re-formed out of Sabine's church and called the '''Union Church'''.<br>
 +
::*This was an Orthodox Congregational Church.<br>
 +
::*The church had major renovations in 1841.<br>
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::*This church was called Congregational Trinitarian in 1860.<br>
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::*This church was for the first time called solely '''Union Church''' in 1870.<br>
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::*This church was purchased by the '''Fourth Methodist Church''' listed above in 1949.<br>
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:Records:<br>
 +
::*Union Church records, 1822-1948, are held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bucc Congregational Library], Boston.<br>
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:Ministers [''incomplete list with years served'']:<br>
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| James Sabine (1819-1822)
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| Frank A. Warfield (in 1880)
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| Allen A. Stockdale (in 1910)
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| Samuel Green (1823-1834)
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| R. R. Meredith (in 1885)
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| Ernest G. Guthrie (in 1915-1925+)
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| Nehemiah Adams (1834-1875)
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| Nehemiah Boynton (in 1888-1895+)
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| Henry M. Parsons (in 1872)
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| Samuel L. Loomis (in 1900-1905+)
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35. '''St. Augustine's Church''', 1819. [Catholic]<br>
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::*The church was built at 181 Dorchester Street in South Boston in 1819.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
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::*The church was enlarged in 1825.<br>
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::*The church was consecrated in 1833.<br>
 +
::*A Catholic cemetery surrounds this church and the building was primarily used for funerals by 1847.<br>
 +
::*The church was listed in 1850, but not in 1855.<br>
 +
::*It was now, since the opening of Saints Peter and Paul's in 1845, been considered a cemetery chapel.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*No records are known to exist. Sacraments for here may at the Cathedral and after 1847, Sts. Peter and Paul.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| Thomas Lynch (1833-1836)
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| M. Lynch (1839-1840)
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| John Mahony (1836-1839)
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| F. Fitzsimmons (1840-1850+)
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<br> 36. '''St. Paul's Episcopal Church''' and now called [http://www.stpaulboston.org/ '''The Cathedral Church of St. Paul'''], 1820-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Church_of_St._Paul,_Boston Cathedral Church of St. Paul Wikipedia page].<br>
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a stone church on Tremont Street near Winter Street in 1820.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church was designated the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 1912.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
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::*Location of original records are likely at the church.<br>
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::*St. Paul's Church, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1820-1859, {{FHL|277919|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 1}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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:[Note: For a list of Bishops at this church, see the [http://www.diomass.org/about/history-diocese Diocesan history]].<br>
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| William J. Harris (in 1888)
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| John Moses (in 1920)
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| Alonzo Potter (1826-1831)
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| John S. Lindsay (in 1890-1900+)
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| Micahel Paul St. A. Huntington (in 1920)
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| John Seely Stone (1832-1841)
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| Edward Tillotson (in 1905)
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| Donald B. Aldrich (in 1925)
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| Alexander H. Vinton (1842-1859)
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| Edmund Scott Rousmaniere (in 1910-1925+)
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| Charles Russell Peck (in 1925)
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| William R. Nicholson (1859-1872+)
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| Frank Poole Johnson (in 1910)
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| John W. Suter Jr. (in 1925)
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| Treadwell Walden (in 1875-1877)
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| Frederick J. Walton (in 1915-1925+)
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| Allen W. Clark (in 1925)
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| William Wilberforce Newton (1877-1882)
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| Artley B. Parson (in 1915)
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| Frederick Courtney (in 1885)
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| Henry Goddard (in 1920-1925+)
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37. '''Bulfinch Street Church''', 1822-1863.<br>
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 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built their church on Bulfinch Street in 1823.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This Society was formed as Universalist and changed to a Unitarian Society.<br>
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:Records:<br>
 +
::*Bulfinch Street Society records, 1838-1863, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Bos.Z6.<br>
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::*Bulfinch Street Church records, 1839-1854, {{FHL|278976|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 1}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| Frederick T. Gray (1839-1855)
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| William R. Alger (1855-1860+)
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38. '''Leyden Church''' or '''Green Street Church''', 1823-1844.<br>
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 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*This church was located on Green Street in the West End and dedicated in 1826.<br>
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:Notes:<br>
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::*This was a Trinitarian church.<br>
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::*This church merged with the '''Garden Street Church''' and took their minister from 1844 to 1845.<br>
 +
::*This church had some of the congregation of the '''Leyden Church''' join them, including their minister, in 1845 to form the '''Messiah Church''' in 1844 and disbanded in 1846.<br>
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:Records:<br>
 +
::*Green Street Church records, 1822-1844, 1 vol., held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=70951007 Congregational Library], Boston.<br>
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::*Green Street Church (Boston, Mass.) records, 1826-1865, 1 vol., [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082390~S0 Mss C 5645], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| William Chapman (1844-1845)
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| Joseph H. Towne (1844-1845)
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39. '''Evangelical Congregational Church''' or '''Phillips' Church''', 1823-present?<br>
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 +
:Locations:<br>
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::*On Fourth Street near C Street in South Boston from 1823 to 1825.<br>
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::*The church moved to a small brick church building at the corner of Broadway and A Street from 1825 to 1836.<br>
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::*A new and larger building was erected on the same spot in 1836.<br>
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::*The built a new church on Broadway near Dorchester Street in 1859.<br>
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::*An addition building called Phillips Chapel was dedicated at East 7th Street near I Street in 1883.<br>
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::*The congregation worshipped at the Presbyterian Church at Silver and Dorchester Streets from 1948 to 1954.<br>
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::*They bought a building on Atlantic Street and Fourth Street in 1954.<br>
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::*The congregation bought a second building at 381 West Broadway near E Street in 1983 as their '''Winipress Christian Resource Center'''.<br>
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::*The church was listed at 2 Atlantic Street in 2000.<br>
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::*This was a Trinitarian church.<br>
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::*The church was renamed the '''Phillips' Church''' in 1835.<br>
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::*They sold their building on Broadway and A Street in 1858.<br>
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::*They sold their building in 1948.<br>
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::*The church is a member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference since 1960.<br>
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::*The is no current listing for this church, but it is likely the "Phillips Church in South Boston" located at 68 Eustis Street, Revere, Mass.
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:Records:<br>
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::*Phillips Church records, 1823-1913, 1981-2002, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpc Congregational Library, RG 1228], Boston.<br>
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::*Phillips Church records, 1825-1884 (transcript), {{FHL|278086|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 3}}.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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| Edmund K. Alden (1859-1875+)
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| Charles A. Dinsmore (in 1900)
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| R. R. Meredith (in 1880)
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| Francis E. Clark (in 1885)
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| Charles S. Porter (1854-1859)
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| William H. G. Temple (in 1890)
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40. '''Twelfth Congregational Church''', 1825-1863.<br>
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::*The congregation built a church at 40 Chambers Street between Allen and McLean Streets in the West End [''now a Mass. General Hospital building''].<br>
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:Notes:<br>
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::*This was a Unitarian church.<br>
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::*The church building was updated from its rather plain state in 1831.<br>
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::*Hayward's 1847 guide mixed this church with the Chambers Street Church.<br>
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::*This church was dissolved on 5 Mar. 1863.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*The original records were with the City clerk in 1899.<br>
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::*12th Congregational Church, records, 1824-1861, {{FHL|277672|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 3}}.<br>
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:Publications:<br>
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::*Lewis G. Pray, ''Historical Sketch of the Twelfth Congregational Society in Boston'' (Boston, 1863), xii, 123 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008587211 Hathi Trust] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=KJAaAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6242227 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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|
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| Samuel Barrett (1825-1863)
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|
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|
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 +
 
 +
41. '''Hanover Street Church''' and later '''Bowdoin Street Church''', 1825-1861.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Their house on Hanover Street in the North End was burnt in 1830.<br>
 +
::*The church was found on Bulfinch Street on Beacon Hill in 1830.<br>
 +
::*The group built a new stone church on Bowdoin Street across from Bulfinch Place on Beacon Hill in 1831.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*When the congregants moved to Bowdoin Street, they renamed their church the '''Bowdoin Street Church'''.<br>
 +
::*The last minister was dismissed in 1861.<br>
 +
::*The church was dissolved in 1863 and the building sold to the '''Church of the Advent'''. The records were donated to the Congregational Library on dissolution.<br>
 +
::*The building is currently [2013] the '''St. John the Evangelist Church'''.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The survey of 1885 said these records burnt in the Great Fire of 1872.<br>
 +
::*Bowdoin Street Church records, 1825-1865 (gaps), held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bbsc Congregational Library, RC 0806], Boston.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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|-
 +
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 +
! width="300" scope="col" |
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! width="300" scope="col" |
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Lyman Beecher (1826-1832)
 +
| Jared B. Waterbury (1846-1859)
 +
| Edwin Johnson (1859-1861)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Hubbard Winslow (1832-1844)
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
42. '''Thirteenth Congregational Church''' or '''Purchase Street Church''', 1825-ca. 1858.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The first building was on Purchase Street near the weaterfront and Custom House.<br>
 +
::*The group moved to Harrison Avenue at the corner of Beach Street between 1845 and 1850.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The house was dedicated in 1826.<br>
 +
::*The first minister Ripley left to start the Utopian community of Brook Farm in West Roxbury in 1841.<br>
 +
::*The second minister Coolidge became an Episcopalian after leaving this church.<br>
 +
::*This church was dissolved soon after 1858.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Thirteenth Congregational Society records, 1836-1860, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00008 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS8], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*Purchase Street Church records, baptisms, marriages, deaths, 1826-1858, {{FHL|277642|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 1}}.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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|-
 +
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|-
 +
|
 +
| George Ripley (1826-1841)
 +
| James I. T. Coolidge (1842-1858)
 +
|
 +
|}
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 +
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 +
 
 +
43. '''Tuckerman Chapel''', '''Bulfinch Place Church''' or '''Pitts Street Chapel''', 1826-1943.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Not mentioned in city directories during Tuckerman's tenure.<br>
 +
::*The group worshipped in the Friend Street Chapel from 1828 to 1836.<br>
 +
::*The group worshipped in the Pitts Street Chapel from 1836 to 1869.<br>
 +
::*The group moved to Bulfinch Place after that until their merger.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Joseph Tuckerman was a minister-at-large in the city of Boston.<br>
 +
::*The group was called the '''Bulfinch Street Society''' in 1840.<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Theodore Parker Memorial''' in 1943.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Bulfinch Place Church records, 1826-1957 [mostly '''Howard Sunday School''' - no vital records], held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00002 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 2], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*Bulfinch Place Church records, 1827-1957 [mostly '''Howard Sunday School''' - no vital records], held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00140 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 140], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*Pitts Street Chapel records, 1835-1845, {{FHL|277860|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 4}}.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 +
|-
 +
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|-
 +
|
 +
| Joseph Tuckerman (1826-1840)
 +
| Samuel Hobart Winkley (1846-1896)
 +
| Robert W. Jones (1927-1931)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Frederic Tarrall Gray (1834-1839)
 +
| Christopher Rhodes Eliot (1894-1927)
 +
| Chester Arthur Drummond (1932-1943)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Robert Cassie Waterston (1839-1845)
 +
| Andrew Dewey Keegan Shurtleff (1898-1901)
 +
| Agnes Cecelia Larson Cook (1938-1940)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Andrew Bigelow (1845-1846)
 +
| Harold Lionel Pickett (1923-1926)
 +
| Ivan Anton Klein (1942-1957)
 +
|}
 +
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 +
44. '''Salem Street Church''', 1827-1879.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Salem Street in the North End.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Mariner's Church''' in 1887.<br>
 +
:Records:
 +
::*Salem Street Church records, 1827-1879, held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=70948625 Congregational Library], Boston.<br>
 +
::*Salem Street Church records, 1834-1867, held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=70948629 Congregational Library], Boston, part of RG 160.<br>
 +
::*Salem Street Church, Examination Committee records, 1827-1837 [includes members and residences], [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=50024442 Massachusetts Historical Society], Boston.<br>
 +
::*Salem Street Church records, 1848-1862, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082711~S0 Mss A 5549, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*Stephen H. Hayes, ''Memorial Volume of Salem Church, Boston, Mass.'' (Boston, 1874), 52 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9905695 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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|-
 +
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 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Justin Edwards (1828-1829)
 +
| Edward Beecher (1844-1855)
 +
| S. P. Fay (in 1865)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| George W. Blagden (1830-1836)
 +
| Henry Dexter (1849-1856)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Joseph H. Towne (1837-1844)
 +
| George W. Field (1856-18xx)
 +
|
 +
|}
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 +
45. '''Pine Street Church''', '''Berkeley Street Church''', or '''Berkeley Temple''', 1827-1907.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*This church was building on Washington Street at the corner of Pine Street in Chinatown.<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Berkeley Street at the corner of Third Avenue [''now Warren Avenue''] in the South End by 1860.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Union Church''' in 1907.<br>
 +
::*By 1865, it was called the '''Berkeley Street Church'''.<br>
 +
::*By 1888, it was called the '''Berkeley Temple'''.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Pine Street Church records, 1827-1907, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpisc Congregational Library], Boston.<br>
 +
::*Pine Street Church records, 1834-1865 (transcript), {{FHL|278057|item|disp=FHL film 856700 Item 6}} [''mislabeled as Methodist Episcopal''].<br>
 +
::*Berkeley Street Church, records, 1888-1907, 1v. (ca. 200 p.), includes minutes of meetings and membership lists held by held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books].
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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|-
 +
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|-
 +
|
 +
| Thomas Harvey Skinner (1838-1829)
 +
| Austin Phelps (1842-1848)
 +
| Edward Anderson (1901-1902)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| John Brown (1829-1831)
 +
| Henry Martin Dexter (1849-1867)
 +
| William A. Knight (1902-1903)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Amos Augustus Phelps (1832-1834)
 +
| William Burnet Wright (1867-1886)
 +
| Allen A. Stockdale (1904-1907)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Artemas Boies (1834-1840)
 +
| Charles A. Dickinson (1888-1901)
 +
|
 +
|}
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 +
46. '''South Congregational Church''' and sometimes '''Hale's Church''', 1827-1929.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The church was built on Washington Street at the corner of Castle Street in 1828.<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a new church on Union Park Street in 1861.<br>
 +
::*The merged congregation moved to the southeast corner of Exeter and Newbury Streets in Back Bay in 1887.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was formed from three groups: people of the new South End, members of the over-crowded Hollis Street Church, and friends and supports of Dr. Horace Holley (a former minister of the Hollis Street Church) in 1825.<br>
 +
::*The congregation sold the Union Park Street building to a Jewish organization who turned it into a synagogue in 1887 [''it is now St. John the Baptist Greek Church''].<br>
 +
::*The congregation merged with its mother church the '''Hollis Street Church''' to form the '''South Congregational Society''' in 1887.<br>
 +
::*The church merged into the '''First Church of Boston''' in 1925.<br>
 +
::*The South Congregational Society was dissolved on 13 May 1929.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church records, 1828-1929, held by the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0061 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-304], Boston.<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church records, 1825-1924, held by [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00501.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church records, 1823-1887 [''mostly Sunday School Library records and of the South Friendly Society''], held by [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1056815~S0 Mss 12, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church marriages, baptisms, burials, 1828-1885, {{FHL|277955|item|disp=FHL film 856701 Item 3}}.<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church, day book, 1875-1885, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.q.Bos.Z14. <br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church, records, 1827-1870, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Msq.Am.2287.<br>
 +
::*South Congregational Church, meeting records, 1828-1842, register of the poor in the neighborhood, 1856-1859, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.q.Am.2287(2).<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*Edward Everett Hale, ''Memorials of the History for Half a Century of South Congregational Church, Boston'' (Boston, 1878), 119 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=tE0sAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15131229 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 +
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 +
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! width="300" scope="col" |
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Mellish Irving Motte (1828-1842)
 +
| Edward Everett Hale (1856-1899)
 +
| Edward Cummings (1900-1925)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Frederick Dan Huntington (1842-1856)
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
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 +
47. '''Federal Street Baptist Church''', later '''Rowe Street Baptist Church''', and finally '''Clarendon Street Baptist Church''', 1827.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a church on Federal Street near Milk Street in 1827.<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a new church on Rowe Street [''now Chauncey Street''] at Bedford Street just north of present-day Chinatown in 1845.<br>
 +
::*The congregation met at the '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''' from June 1868 until April 1869.<br>
 +
::*The congregation built their third church on Clarendon Street at Montgomery Street in the South End in 1869.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This was Boston's fourth Baptist church called the '''Federal Street Baptist Church''' in July 1827.<br>
 +
::*It was called the '''Rowe Street Baptist Church''' in April 1846.<br>
 +
::*It was called the '''Clarendon Street Baptist Church''' in December 1868.<br>
 +
::*Pastor A. J. Gordon founded the Boston Missionary Training School at the church in 1889 that became [http://www.gordon.edu/ Gordon College].<br>
 +
::*The church was burned to the ground in 1982. The front facade with its rose window survived and was incorporated into the new condominiums rebuilt there.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Clarendon Street Baptist Church records, 1827-1990, held by [http://www.gordon.edu/archives/clarendon Jenks Library, RG 310, Gordon College], Wenham, Mass..<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*''A brief history of the Clarendon St. Baptist Church, (formerly Federal Street, afterwards Rowe Street Church) Boston&nbsp;: with the declaration of faith, church covenant, list of members, etc.'' (Boston, 1872), 126 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10827137 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|177368|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2bh}}.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 +
|-
 +
! width="50" scope="col" |
 +
! width="300" scope="col" |
 +
! width="300" scope="col" |
 +
! width="300" scope="col" |
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Howard Malcolm (1827-1835)
 +
| S. C. Ohrum (1904-1906)
 +
| Harold W. Arthur (1940-1943)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| George B. Ide (1835-1837)
 +
| W. C. Minifie (1907-1909)
 +
| Norman L. Lavers (1943-1946)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Handel G. Nott (1839-1840)
 +
| James A. Francis (1909-1914)
 +
| Arlington W. Booker (1947-1950)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| William Hague (1840-1848)
 +
| William Allan (1916-1918)
 +
| H. L. Sthengaard (1950-1958)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Baron Stow (1848-1867)
 +
| W. Harry Freda (1919-1924)
 +
| Normand Norris (1958-1959)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Adoniram Judson Gordon (1868-1895)
 +
| I. W. Williamson (1925-1929)
 +
| Frank B. Beck (1959-1964)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| J. A. McElwain (1895-1900)
 +
| Paul G. Jackson (1929-1932)
 +
| Paul M. Cutting (1964-1969)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Emory W. Hunt (1900-1902)
 +
| A. A. Forshee (1932-1933)
 +
| Leonard P. Edwards (1969-1985)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| James A. Francis (1902-1903)
 +
| Daniel Rider (1933-1940)
 +
|
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|}
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 +
48. '''Bethel Church''', 1828-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The group was met on Hanover Avenue in 1830.<br>
 +
::*The church was on North Square in the North End after 1830 [see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5433991426/ image of Bethel Church in 1853]].<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The Mariners' Bethel Church was erected on North Square in the North End by the Boston Port Society in 1830 as a Methodist Episcopal church.<br>
 +
::*Another Methodist church called Bethel Church was formed in 1848.<br>
 +
::*This Bethel Church was listed in the city directories in North Square from 1835 to 1875.<br>
 +
::*This church was called the '''Mariners' Bethel Church''' by 1878.<br>
 +
::*The building became the Italian's '''Church of the Sacred Heart''' by 1900.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Boston University's Methodist churches of Boston guide say that this group is still active, so perhaps the records of the church might be found with the [http://www.marinershouse.org/bpsas.html '''Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society'''] who founded the church in 1828.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
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 +
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|-
 +
|
 +
| Edward Thompson Taylor (1828-1871)
 +
| John A. B. Wilson (in 1875)
 +
| E. R. Watson (in 1880)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| George S. Noyes (in 1870-1873+)
 +
| C. L. Eastman (in 1878)
 +
| George S. Small (1885-1931)
 +
|}
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 +
49. '''Mariner's Church''', 1828-1871.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The church was built on Purchase Street in 1829 [see image of the [http://exhibits.congregationallibrary.org/items/show/46 Mariner's Church] in 1843].<br>
 +
::*The congregation had moved to Summer Street at the corner of Sea Street [''no longer existing''] by 1855 and had no settled minister then.<br>
 +
::*The location in 1860 and 1865 was given as Summer Street at the corner of Federal Street [''which is likely the same place as before''].<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The patrons of this church were connected with the Sailor's Home Society.<br>
 +
::*Record book 1 burned with home and church on 10 July 1852.<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Salem Street Church''' in 1871.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Mariners' Church records, 1837-1865, held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=70951009 Congregational Library], boston.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
|
 +
| Jonathan Greenleaf (1830-1833)
 +
| George W. Bourne (1849-bef.1855)
 +
| Elijah Kellogg (1855-1866)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Daniel M. Lord (1834-1849)
 +
|
 +
|
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50. '''St. Stephen's Chapel''' and later '''St. Stephen's Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1872/1880?<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation built their church on Purchase Street in 1845.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to D Street near West Broadway in South Boston by 1875.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to Tyler Street at the corner of Kneeland Street in present-day Chinatown by 1880.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church was dissolved on 9 Nov. 1872.<br>
 +
::*The name switched from Chapel to Church by 1880.<br>
 +
::*A new church called [http://www.ststephensbos.org/home '''St. Stephen's Episcopal Church'''] was the re-organization of this chapel in 1891.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Original records at the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>
 +
::*St. Stephen's Chapel records, 1843-1873, {{FHL|262660|item|disp=FHL film 1289682 Items 3-4}}.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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|
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| Asa Eaton (1829-1837)
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| H. H. Hewett (1869-1871)
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| F. S. Harraden (in 1880)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Mr. [Samuel?] McBurney (1837-1843)
 +
| Joseph H. Young (in 1875)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| E. M. P. Wells (1844-1872+)
 +
| J. L. Watson (1860-1865+)
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|
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|}
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 +
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 +
 
 +
51. '''Grace Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1865.<br>
 +
 
 +
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Grace Church Wikipedia page].<br>
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at a building on Piedmont Street [''now Church Street''] from 1829 to 1834.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to a building on Bedford Street in 1834.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to a building on Temple Street in 1836 [see an image of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1836_GraceChurch_TempleSt_Boston_AmericanMagazine.png Grace Church] in 1836].<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The incorporated name was '''Grace Church in the City of Boston'''.<br>
 +
::*This church was dissolved in 1864.<br>
 +
::*Their building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Society of North Russell Street in 1865.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original church records is unknown, but likely with the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>
 +
::*Grace Church records, 1828-1865, {{FHL|278003|item|disp=FHL film 856701 Item 2}}.<br>
 +
::*Grace Church vital records, 1831-1864, {{FHL|261101|item|disp=FHL film 1289676 Items 3-4}}.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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|
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| James Sabine (1829-1830)
 +
| Zechariah Mead (1833-1836)
 +
| Clement Moore Butler (1844-1847)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| George F. Haskins (1830-1831)
 +
| Thomas M. Clark (1836-1842)
 +
| Charles Mason (1848-1865)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Samuel McBurney (1832-1833)
 +
|
 +
|
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|}
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<br>
 +
<center>['''NOTE: Churches after 1830 are a list derived from John Hayward's ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847)<br>and city directories with locations given then to which was added the known records found in major<br>Boston repositories and the microfilm holdings of the Family History Library''']</center>
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
52. '''Fourth Universalist Society''', '''Broadway Universalist Society''', and '''Church of Our Father''', 1830-1920.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*At 540 East Broadway in South Boston.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The names changed to '''Church of Our Father''' by 1880.<br>
 +
::*The church was not listed in the 1920 city directory.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Broadway Universalist Society records, 1833-1920, held by the [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00250.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 250], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
 
 +
53. '''South Baptist Church''', 1831-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*This group purchased the unoccupied Methodist Religious Society on the southwest corner of Broadway and C Street in South Boston.<br>
 +
 
 +
54. '''Third Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Church Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1834-1879.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Church Street in Bay Village.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Under the leadership of Rev. John W. Hamilton, the congregation developed into the '''People's Temple''' in 1877.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Church Street Methodist Church records, 1835-1874, 1899-1908, 4 vols., held by the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#churchst School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 C3], Boston University. The newer records were from the '''People's Temple'''.<br>
 +
 
 +
55. '''Free Will Baptist Church''', 1834-bef. 1850.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in Bethel Hall on Union Street near Dock Square.<br>
 +
::*On Fourth Street in South Boston in 1845.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records of this church are unknown.<br>
 +
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 +
<br> 56. '''First Methodist Society''', then '''D Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Fifth Methodist Episcopal Church''', next '''Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church''', and finally '''Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1834-1885.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Founded in South Boston in 1834 renting Harding Hall.<br>
 +
::*Moved to rented Franklin Hall in 1836.<br>
 +
::*Built a church on D Street in South Boston in 1840.<br>
 +
::*Moved to Broadway in South Boston in 1870.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The name was change to Centenary in 1850 and due to the building being planned in 1839, the centenary of Methodism.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1837-1882, 6 vols., held by the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#s-boston-centenary School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 C2], Boston University.<br>
 +
::*Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1843-1885, 5 vols., held by the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#s-boston-broadway School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 B6], Boston University.<br>
 +
::*Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1835-1872, {{FHL|494818|item|disp=FHL film 1508865 Items 6-7}}.<br>
 +
::*Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1835-1885, {{FHL|494823|item|disp=FHL film 1508864 Item 31}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
57. '''Warren Street Chapel''', '''Barnard Memorial''', '''Warrenton Street Chapel''', and '''Barnard Memorial Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1834-1925.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Warren Street [''now Warrenton Street''] in the present-day Theater District.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Christ Church''' or '''Third Unitarian Society''' in Dorchester in 1925.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Warren Street Chapel records, 1863-1892, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~div00009 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 9], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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|
 +
| Charles Francis Barnard (1834-1866)
 +
| William Ware Locke (1886-1894)
 +
| William Ware Locke (1916-1918)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Thomas Bayley Fox (1845-1855)
 +
| Clarence Adrian Langston (1896-1898)
 +
| Julius Frederic Krolfifer (1918-1921)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| William Gustavus Babcock (1865-1883)
 +
| Benjamin Franklin McDaniel (1899-1914)
 +
| Anita Trueman Pickett (1922-1923)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Eber Rose Butler (1880-1889)
 +
| Paul Harris Drake (1914-1916)
 +
|
 +
|}
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<br> 58. '''Fifth Universalist Society''', '''Shawmut Universalist Society''', (unofficially as) '''Every-Day Church''', and '''Beacon Universalist Parish''', 1835-1943.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at Boylston Hall from 1835 to 1838.<br>
 +
::*They built a brick church on Warren Street [''now Warrenton Street''] in the present-day Theater District in 1838.<br>
 +
::*They worshipped at the Concord Street Chapel of the South Church for several months in 1863.<br>
 +
::*They bought a church on Shawmut Avenue in the South End in 1863.<br>
 +
::*They move to Harvard Avenue in Brookline in 1905, but sold this building in 1906.<br>
 +
::*They held occasional services in a rented chapel for many years and then were ministered by the '''Church of our Savior''' in Waltham from 1939 to 1941.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged with the '''Church of the Paternity''' sometime after 1859.<br>
 +
::*The congregation changed its name to '''Shawmut Universalist Society''' in 1863.<br>
 +
::*They were joined with the '''South Universalist Church''' in 1863.<br>
 +
::*This congregation created the [http://www.bethanyunion.org/ Bethany Union] in 1890 to provide a supportive, stable environment for young women.<br>
 +
::*The congregation changed its name to ''Beacon Universalist Parish''' in 1905.<br>
 +
::*The congregation merged with the '''Church of our Savior''' in Waltham in 1943.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Beacon Universalist Parish records, 1837-1944, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00357 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 357], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
|
 +
| Otis A. Skinner (1836-1846)
 +
| Lewis L. Briggs (1867-1876)
 +
| Charles Conklin (1891-1893)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Joseph S. Dennis (1847-1848)
 +
| Joseph K. Mason (1876-1880)
 +
| George L. Perin (1894-1905)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Otis A. Skinner (1849-1857)
 +
| Henry Blanchard (1880-1882)
 +
| John Q. Parkhurst (1939-1941)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| Thomas B. Thayer (1858-1867)
 +
| George L. Perin (1883-1890)
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
59. '''Franklin Street Church''' and later '''Central Church''' or '''Central Congregational Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1931.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the Federal Street Theatre [''later called the Odeon''] until 1841.<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Winter Street in 1841 [see image of the [http://exhibits.congregationallibrary.org/items/show/50 Central Congregational Church] in 1843].<br>
 +
::*They moved to Berkeley Street at the corner of Newbury Street in 1875, which is now numbered as 67 Newbury Street.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''First Presbyterian Church''' in 1931 to form the federated [http://www.cotcbos.org/index.html '''Church of the Covenant'''].<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is likely with the federated church.<br>
 +
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 +
<br> 60. '''First Free Church''' or '''Marlborough Chapel''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1843.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at Congress Hall and Amory Hall from 1835 to 1838.<br>
 +
::*The built the Marlboro Chapel on Washington Street in 1838.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The largest hall of the several in the new church held 2000 people.<br>
 +
::*The church was split over the doctrine of perfection. A number following the Orthodox view along with the minister William R. Chapman dismissed themselves and organized the new '''Garden Street Chapel''' in 1841.<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
|
 +
| Charles Fitch (1836)
 +
| William R. Chapman (1840-1841)
 +
| C. G Finney (1841-1843)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| A. A. Phelps (1838-1840)
 +
| John Starkweather (1841)
 +
| William P. Russell (1841-1843)
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
61. '''North Baptist Church''', 1835-ca. 1840<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*No known location.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
62. '''East Boston Unitarian Church''' or '''Church of Our Father''', 1835-1974.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Maverick Street in East Boston in 1865.<br>
 +
::*At 50 Meridan Street in East Boston in 1870 through 1875.<br>
 +
::*At 54 Meridan Street in East Boston in 1880 through 1900.<br>
 +
::*At 85 Marion Street in East Boston in 1905 through 1925.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The name was changes by 1870.<br>
 +
::*The church building was sold in 1901.<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a new church in 1904.<br>
 +
::*The church was not listed in the city directory from 1931 forward.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Church of Our Father records, 1835-1974, held by [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00138.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 138], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
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<br> 63. '''St. Mary's Church''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1836-1992.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The church built on Endicott Street in the North End was consecrated in 1836.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was suppressed on 1 Aug. 1992.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*St. Mary's Church, baptisms (1836-1921), marriages (1836-1921), first communions (1866-1915), and confirmations (1866-1911) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass.<br>
 +
::*All records not listed above have been moved to '''St. Leonard of Port Maurice''' in Boston.<br>
 +
 
 +
64. [http://www.saintpatricksroxbury.com/ '''St. Patrick's Church'''] [''Roman Catholic''], 1836-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The church built a wooden church on Northampton Street in the South End was consecrated in 1836.<br>
 +
::*The church moved to 10 Magazine Street and the corner of Dudley Street in Roxbury between 1872 and dedicated in 1880.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The identity of this church and thus location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
65. '''Maverick Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1837-bef. 1936.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The worshipped in a building they built in East Boston in 1837 [''the exact location is unknown''].<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Maverick Street at Havre Street in East Boston in 1845.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Baker Congregational Church''' to form the '''Baker-Maverick Congregational Church''' sometime around 1936. That church federated with the '''St.Andrew's-St. Johns Episcopal Church''' to form '''Grace Church Federated''' in 1949.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records are unknown, but likely to be with Grace Church Federated.<br>
 +
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<br> 66. '''St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors''' or '''Free Church of St. Mary''' (for sailors), 1837-1878, 1891-bef. 1946.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Cottage Street at the corner of Marginal Street in East Boston in 1895.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was not listed in the city directories for the earlier period, nor mentioned in John Hayward's ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847).<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*There is no explanation for the gap in the records below.<br>
 +
::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1903, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>
 +
::**St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1903 (microfilm of the above records), {{FHL|262196|item|disp=FHL film 1289680 Items 5-7}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
67. '''Suffolk Street Unitarian Chapel''', 1837-bef. 1865.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Suffolk Street [''now Shawmut Avenue''] likely near Canton Street in the South End.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was gone by 1865.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
68. '''Second African Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Zion Church''' and now '''Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church''', 1838-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a house on West Centre Street [''now Anderson Street''] on back side of Beacon Hill in 1841.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to the nearby 28 North Russell Street in 1866.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to Columbus Avenue at the corner of Northampton Street in the South End in 1902.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This Methodist Episcopal church was a church of black congregants that left the '''Revere Street Methodist Church'''.<br>
 +
::*The name changed when the church moved to Columbus Avenue.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely to be with the church.<br>
 +
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 +
<br> 69. '''Fourth Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1839-1873.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation built a church on North Russell Street in the West End in 1839.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) in 1873.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Originals of the microfilmed records below are at the School of Theology Library, Boston University.<br>
 +
::*North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1837-1864, {{FHL|500045|item|disp=FHL film 1508912 Item 10}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
70. '''Harvard Street Church''' [''Baptist''], 1839.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation first worshipped at Boylston Hall and then Meldeon Hall.<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Harvard Street at the corner of Harrison Avenue in present-day Chinatown in 1842 through 1905.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church was not listed in the 1910 city directory.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
71. '''First Baptist Free Church''' or '''Tremont Street Baptist Church''', 1839-1863.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation first worshipped at a hall on Tremont Street at the corner of Bromfield Street.<br>
 +
::*They bought the Tremont Theater and converted it into '''Tremont Temple''' in 1843.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church changed its name to the '''Tremont Street Baptist Church''' in 1844.<br>
 +
::*The building was completely destroyed by fire on 31 Mar. 1852.<br>
 +
::*The burden of rebuilding their church forced the society to deed the church to thirty-seven men in 1855 who formed the Evangelical Baptist Benevolent and Missionary Society to hold this asset.
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Union Baptist Church''' to form a new '''Union Temple Baptist Church''' on 5 Dec. 1863. This is today's [http://www.tremonttemple.org/ '''Tremont Temple Baptist Church'''] at 88 Tremont Street.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The records were held by the Baptist Missionary Union per the 1885 survey.<br>
 +
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<br> 72. '''Chardon Street Chapel''' [''Christian''], 1839.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They worshipped at the Chardon Street Chapel by the present-day courthouse.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church hosted the "Chardon Street Convention" in Nov. 1840, Mar. 1841, and Nov. 1841.<br>
 +
::*It was described in 1847 as being "blended with Millerites, who worship in a hall on Milk Street, and the chapel belongs to the West Society of Universalists."<br>
 +
::*This church was not listed in the city directory for 1840 or 1845.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
73. '''German Lutheran Church''' or '''German Evangelical Lutheran Church''', then '''Zion's Church''', '''Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church''', '''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church''', 1839-aft. 1946.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at a building on Suffolk Street [''now Shawmut Avenue''] near Dover Street [''now East Berkeley Street''] in 1839.<br>
 +
::*The congregation had a church on Shawmut Avenue at the corner of Waltham Street by 1855.<br>
 +
::*The congregation moved to 87 West Newton Street in the South End by 1900.<br>
 +
::*By 1905, the church was listed at 91 West Newton Street.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Called Evangelical by 1850.<br>
 +
::*Called Zion's Church by 1875.<br>
 +
::*Called Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church by 1880.<br>
 +
::*Called Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1900.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
74. '''Bowdoin Square Baptist Church''', 1840-1876.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The church was built in Bowdoin Square at the corner on Chardon Street.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Bowdoin Square Baptist Church records, 1840-1876, held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Atlanta, Ga.<br>
 +
::*Bowdoin Square Baptist Church of Christ, minutes, 1840-1876, {{FHL|247960|item|disp=FHL film 14733}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
75. '''Sixth Universalist Church''' or '''East Boston Universalist Church''', then '''Central Square Universalist Church''', 1840-1948.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built their church on Webster Street at the corner of Orleans Street in East Boston in 1842.<br>
 +
::*The congregation was renting Sumner Hall in 1865.<br>
 +
::*They had moved to Central Square by 1870.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church changed its name to '''Central Square Universalist Church''' by 1875.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*East Boston Universalist Parish records, 1842-1948, held by the [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/bms00259.html Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 259], Harvard Divinity School. These records include those for '''All Souls Universalist Church''', 1897-1948.<br>
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76. '''German Evangelical Church''' or '''German Reformed Church''', 1840-bef. 1880.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a building at 8 Shawmut Street near Pleasant Street in Bay Village in 1840.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Did this church merge with the '''Zion's Church''' (a Lutheran church at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Waltham Street in the South End) to form the '''Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church''' at the same location by 1880?<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
77. '''Church of the Disciples''' [''Unitarian''], 1841-1942.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the Masonic Temple in 1841.<br>
 +
::*Their chapel at Freeman Place was dedicated in 1848.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The '''Indiana Street Church''' (1841) merged into this church in 1855.<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Arlington Street Church''' in 1942.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Church of the Disciples records, 1855-1884, held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00003 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 3], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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| James Freeman Clarke (1841-1888)
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| Charles Gordon Ames (1889-1912)
 +
| Abraham Mitre Rihbany (1911-1938)
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|}
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 +
78. '''Garden Street Chapel''' and later '''Garden Street Church''', 1841.
 +
 
 +
::Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Garden Street on Beacon Hill.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The church was created from part of the congregation from the '''First Free Church''' split off with their minister William R. Chapman because of their Orthodox views on perfection in 1841.<br>
 +
::*The '''Green Street Church''' (1823) congregation merged with this church in 1844.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
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 +
 
 +
79. '''Mount Vernon Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1842-1970.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the Masonic Temple from 1842 to 1843.<br>
 +
::*They built their church on Somerset Place [''later Allston Street, but since the 1960s is a government building''] on Beacon Hill in 1844.<br>
 +
::*At some later point, they built a church on the corner of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Back Bay.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was formed by a group interested in "fighting the indifference and Unitarianism."<br>
 +
::*The church merged with the '''Old South Church''' or '''Third Congregational Church''' in 1970.<br>
 +
::*Their old building was burned in the summer of 1977.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Mount Vernon Congregational Church records, 1842-1970, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bmvcc Congregational Library, RG 0026], Boston.<br>
 +
 
 +
80. '''Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1842-1880) and later '''Meridian Bethel Mission''' (1880-1917), 1842-1917.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the corner of Meridian and Paris Streets in East Boston.<br>
 +
::*They soon moved to Meridian and Decatur Streets in East Boston.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged with the '''Saratoga Street Methodist Church''' to form the '''Union Methodist Church''' in 1917.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1844-1909, 9 vols. (includes baptisms, 1856-1857, 1861-1909, and marriages 1859-1908), held by the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#e-boston-meridian School of Techology Library, CAH-CH-MA E3 M4], Boston University.<br>
 +
::*Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1844-1909 (microfilm of the above), {{FHL|505125|item|disp=FHL film 1508945 Items 14-17}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
81. '''Richmond Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1842-1849.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Richmond Street in the North End.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) [''then called the '''North Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church'''''] in 1849.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely part of the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) descendancy.<br>
 +
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 +
<br> 82. '''West Universalist Society''', 1843-1847?.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation purchased the '''Chardon Street Chapel''' as their church at Chardon Street.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Listed in the 1845 through 1847 city directories, but not after that.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
| Thomas C. Adam (1845-1846)
 +
| D. H. Plumb (1847)
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
83. '''Church of the Messiah''' [''Episcopal''], 1843-1923.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a building at the corner of Washington and Common Streets in the present-day Theater District.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Church of the Messiah records, 1843-1923, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Archives, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston].<br>
 +
::*Church of the Messiah records, 1843-1864 (includes communicants, confirmations, baptisms, burials, and marriages being microfilm of part of the above), {{FHL|261759|item|disp=FHL film 1289676 Item 5}}.<br>
 +
::*Church of the Messiah records, 1843-1923 (includes lists of families, officers, records of meetings, communicants, marriages, confirmations, baptisms, burials, offerings, historical notes, transferals being microfilm of part of the above), {{FHL|683130|item|disp=FHL film 1289677 Items 1-9}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
84. '''The Third Christian Church''', 1843-1843?.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a chapel in the Coliseum on Tremont Street.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Never listed in the city directories for 1843 through 1848.<br>
 +
::*Several members were received by the '''Maverick Church''' in East Boston in 1847 through 1849.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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|
 +
| R. P. Russell (1843)
 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
85. '''East Boston Baptist Church''' or '''Central Square Baptist Church''', 1844-1916.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a hall in East Boston.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Central Square Baptist Church records, 1843-1916, held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Atlanta, Ga.<br>
 +
 
 +
86. '''Leyden Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The location of this church is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
87. '''Church of St. Peter and St. Paul''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-1995.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Broadway in South Boston in 1847.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The parish was suppressed on 1 Jan. 1996 and all current records sent to '''St. Vincent de Paul Parish''' in South Boston.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Baptisms (1847-1917), Marriages (1847-1910), and confirmations (1865-1905) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass.<br>
 +
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 +
88. '''Free Church''', '''St. John's Church''', and then '''St. Stephen's Church''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-1992.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Moon Street in the North End in 1844.<br>
 +
::*They bought a church at 401 Hanover Street in the North End from the '''New North Church''' (1714) in 1862.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Called '''St. John's Church''' by 1847.<br>
 +
::*The church changed from '''St. John the Baptist''' to '''St. Stephen's Church''' in 1862.<br>
 +
::*This parish was suppressed and current records sent to '''St. Leonard of Port Maurice''' parish in the North End.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Baptisms (1842-1947), marriages (1842-1928), first communions (1875-1930), and confirmations (1875-1930) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass. Records after 1930 are closed to the public.<br>
 +
 
 +
89. '''Church of the Advent''' [''Episcopal''], 1844.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a hall on Merrimack Street near North Station.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely at the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts].<br>
 +
::*Church of the Advent, baptisms (1844-1923), marriages (1889-1904), and burials (1889-1919), {{FHL|15234|item|disp=FHL film 1306085 Items 1-3}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
90. '''Messiah Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The location of this church is unknown.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church was formed from the merger of the '''Garden Street Church''' (1841) and the '''Green Street Church''' (1823) in 1844.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Likely part of the [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082390~S0 Green Street Church (Boston, Mass.) records, Mss C 5645], R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.
 +
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 +
91. '''Church of the Pilgrim''' or '''Pilgrim Congregational Society''' [''Trinitarian''], 1844-1852.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the '''Tremont Temple''' in downtown.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation was associated with the '''Messiah Church''' (1844) listed above.<br>
 +
::*This congregation was dissolved in 1852.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
 
 +
92. '''Church of the Holy Trinity''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-2008.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Suffolk Street [''now Shawmut Avenue''] in the South End in 1844.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This was a German congregation.<br>
 +
::*The church was suppressed on 30 June 2008.<br>
 +
::*The Archdiocese of Boston tried to sell the building in 2011, but after an uproar, it took the building off the market.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Baptisms (1836-1921), marriages (1836-1914), and deaths (1856-1877) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass.<br>
 +
::*The remainder of records are with the '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''.<br>
 +
 
 +
93. '''Church of St. Nicholas''' and later [http://www.parishesonline.com/scripts/HostedSites/Org.asp?ID=872 '''Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer''']], 1844-present.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They bought the '''Maverick Congregational Church''' at 72 Maverick Street in East Boston in 1844.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*Irish immigrants established this church in 1844 as the first Catholic church in East Boston.<br>
 +
::*The name was changed to '''Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer''' in 1856.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Baptisms (1844-1926), marriages (1844-1939), and confirmations (1851-1956) held by the [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12304&pid=1484 Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston], Braintree, Mass. All records after 1930 closed to the public.<br>
 +
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 +
94. '''Union Baptist Church''', 1845-1863.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Merrimack street near North Station.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''Tremont Street Baptist Church''' (1839) to form the '''Union Temple Church''' in 1863 and now called [http://www.tremonttemple.org/ Tremont Temple Baptist Church] at 88 Tremont Street.<br>
 +
::*John Hayward, ''A Gazetteer of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1847), called this '''Friend Street Baptist Church''' who worshipped at a building at the corner of Friend Street and Deacon Street [''now near New Sudbury Street''] in downtown. The minister, William Howe, matched this church in the city directories from 1846 through 1848.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The records were held by the Baptist Missionary Union per 1885 survey.<br>
 +
::*Perhaps the records still reside with the merged church.<br>
 +
:Publications:<br>
 +
::*''A history of the Union Baptist Church, Boston&nbsp;: the declaration of faith, the Church covenant, and list of members'' (Boston, 1857), 32 pp.<br>No digital copy available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35647700 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
 
 +
95. '''Church of the Saviour''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1863.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They purchased the site of Judge Prescott's mansion and built their church on Bedford Street in downtown.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The congregation merged into the '''Second Church''' (1650) in 1863.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely with the succession of merged churches.<br>
 +
 
 +
96. '''Broadway Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-bef.1870.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped on Broadway in South Boston.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
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 +
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 +
 
 +
97. '''Payson Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1860.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a church on West Broadway at the corner of B Street in South Boston.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged into the '''E Street Congregational Church''' in 1860.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The original records of the church have not been located, but like were given to the merged church.<br>
 +
 
 +
98. '''Boston Baptist Bethel''', 1845-1921.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They built a church on Commercial Street at the corner of Lewis Street in the North End across from Lewis Wharf.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged with the '''City Mission Society''' (1898) to form the '''Boston Baptist Bethel City Mission Society''' in 1921 (with later merged with the Massachusetts Baptist Convention to form The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts in 1969).<br>
 +
::*Another entity called Boston Baptist Bethel was founded in 1970.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Boston Baptist Bethel City Mission Society records, 1846-1969, held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/39253405 Andover-Newton Theological School], Newton, Mass.<br>
 +
 
 +
99. '''South Universalist Society''', 1845-ca. 1855.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in a hall on the corner of Canton and Suffolk [''now Shawmut Avenue''] Streets in the South End.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
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 +
| E. W. Coffin (1845-1846)
 +
| J. T. Sargent (1850)
 +
| M. M. Preston (1852)
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| D. Mott (1848)
 +
| D. D. Smith (1851)
 +
| Daniel F. Goddard (1854)
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100. '''Universalist Free Church''', 1845-ca. 1848.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped in the Samaritan Hall at the corner of Purchase and Pearl Streets just east of South Station.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
|
 +
| A. P. Cleverly (1847)
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
101. '''Seamen's Chapel''' [''Episcopal''], 1845-bef. 1870.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped at the corner of Ann Street [''now North Street''] and Ferry Street [''no longer extant - just southeast of the Sumner Tunnel entrance''].<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but perhaps with the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts].<br>
 +
 
 +
102. '''Suffolk Street Union Church''' and soon after the '''Shawmut Avenue Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1954.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*Their chapel was on Suffolk Street [''now Shawmut Avenue''] in the South End.<br>
 +
::*By 1865, the congregation moved to Tremont Street at the corner of [now ''West''] Brookline Street in the South End.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged into the '''Park Street Church''' (1809) in 1954.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
::*Park Street Church records, 1804-1976, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bpsc Congregational Library, RG 1284], Boston, include a few records from the Shawmut Avenue Church, 1876-1954.<br>
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 +
103. '''Indiana Street Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1856.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*On Indiana Place at the corner with Calflen Place [''neither now extant''].<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This congregation merged into the '''Church of the Disciples''' (1841) in 1855.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 +
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 +
104. '''Twenty-Eighth Congregational Church''', 1846-1888.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*They worshipped at The Melodeon on Washington Street near Boylston Street [''where the Paramount Theater is today''].<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*The '''Theodore Parker Memorial Church''' (1873) was considered a continuation of this church.<br>
 +
::*This church was officially dissolved in 1888.<br>
 +
:Records:<br>
 +
::*Twenty-eighth Congregational Society records, 1845-1889, [''no vital records but has membership lists''] held by the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=div00007 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, bMS 7], Harvard Divinity School.<br>
 +
::*Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society records, 1845-1888, held by the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/15910419 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1871], Boston.<br>
 +
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 +
 
 +
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 +
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| Theodore Parker (1846-1860)
 +
| Samuel Robert Calthorp (1867-1868)
 +
| James Vila Balke (1868-1871)
 +
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 +
|
 +
| David Atwood Wasson (1865-1867)
 +
|
 +
|
 +
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 +
105. '''First Presbyterian Church''', 1846-1932.<br>
 +
 
 +
:Locations:<br>
 +
::*The congregation worshipped on Phillips Place across from '''King's Chapel'''.<br>
 +
::*This church was known to have moved many times.<br>
 +
:Notes:<br>
 +
::*This church merged into the '''Central Congregational Church''' (1835) [commonly called the ''Central Church''] and renamed the [http://www.cotcbos.org/ '''Church of the Covenant'''] in 1931 after a fire in the Presbyterian Church.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely with the merged church.<br>
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106. '''First Independent Irish Protestant Church''', 1846-1848.<br>
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:Locations:<br>
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::*The congregation rented a hall on Chapman Place off School Street in 1847.<br>
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::*The congregation moved to Cross Street in 1848.<br>
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:Notes:<br>
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::*''The Christian Examiner'' reported in January 1847 on page 151, "In our last number we spoke of an attempt which had been made to gather a congregation of Irish Protestants in this city, under the care of Rev. Mr. Fisher, formerly pastor of a congregation at Markethill, in the North of Ireland. Although commenced only a few weeks since, the undertaking has been successful, and a society has been organized under the name of "The First Independent Irish Protestant Church and Society." They have removed from their former place of worship to a much more commodious and central hall in Chapman Place, School Street. -- We find in the "Harbinger" of December 19th the following notice: -- "We learn that Rev. William H. Channing has accepted the invitation to hold religious services in Boston this winter, with a view to the establishment of a church on the broad, humanitary principles of the Gospel, irrespective of creeds or dogmas."
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:Records:<br>
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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[NOTE: This section will be worked on at a later point to fill in the above and hopefully to add the churches after 1846.]
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=== Boston Massachusetts Town records  ===
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 +
The records for the town of Boston, '''1630 to 1822''', are mostly with the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department] at the central library. Miscellaneous early records may be found in other local repositories as well. The call numbers are found within '''square brackets'''.
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<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.7]</center>
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<br> These records are in seven bound volumes. They are not in the catalog, but there is a finding aid in the department.<br>
 +
 
 +
:#1637-1712: Earliest town record, indentures, accounts, probate matters, taxes, notices, meeting minutes, petitions, bills, boundaries, land issues, etc.; over 350 individual documents.<br>
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:#1713-1733: Bills, selectmen actions, petitions, notices, accounts, meeting minutes, court documents, list of ship arrivals, warnings out, votes, indentures, receipts, land issues, etc.; over 350 individual documents.<br>
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:#1734-1740: Bills, petitions, votes, receipts, accounts, memorial, contracts for settlements for 1736 beyond the Connecticut River, meeting minutes, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
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:#1741-1748: Accounts, bills, receipts, debts, petitions, reports, oaths, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
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:#1749 [''i.e. 1720'']-1758: Bills, accounts, petitions, letters, votes, reports, receipts, leases, lists, court records, oaths, etc.; over 350 individual documents.<br>
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:#1759-1764: Petitions, accounts, leases, reports, bills, lists, accounts (esp. of 1760 fire damage), agreements, smallpox of 1764, etc.; about 350 individual documents.<br>
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:#1765-1776: Accounts, bills, petitions, reports, receipts, warnings out, lists, letters, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.Bos.11]</center>
 +
<br> Loose papers, 1686, 1709/10-1767, 1 box, chronologically arranged, bulk after 1733, miscellaneous town records coming before the selectmen - calendar of contents in Department.<br><br>These papers, folded and tied or sealed and kept in several large boxes, were discovered at the Old City Hall around the time of the opening of the New City Hall, ca. 1970. They had been stored in the basement undisturbed since the 1830s. They were brought to the Boston Public Library but forgotten again until late 1983, when they attracted a research librarian's attention and were assigned to the Rare Book Department.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Town Records'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.1]</center>
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<br> This collection has no finding aid. It was microfilmed in 1941 and previously published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below. There are ten bound volumes:<br>
 +
 
 +
:#p. 58 [in pencil] This copy was made by Charles Shaw in 1814; p. 60-303 [noting original page numbers] Boston Town Records, 1634-1660, published as first part of BRC, 2: 1-159 [also 1855 copy on vellum with extensive index used for publication, Vol. 1B].<br>Original volume 1 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:#1661-1728, 20 leaves in reverse direction, one undated 1600s, one 1652, rest 1717-1728 not in chronological order.<br>
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:#1728-1743.<br>
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:#1743-1767.<br>
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:#1767-1774.<br>
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:#1774-1781.<br>
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:#1781-1786.<br>
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:#1786-1796.<br>
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:#1796-1813.<br>
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:#1813-1822 [brief one-page notes of annual citizen's meetings from 1822-1847].<br>
 +
 
 +
Bylaws and town orders, 1786, 1801, and 1818, along with a cattle book (1693), immigrants book (1763-1769), and port receipts (1773-1775) held by the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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<center>[[Boston, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center>
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<br>
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<center>'''Boston Selectmen's Minutes'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.3]</center>
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<br> This collection is in 23 bound volumes covering 1701 to 1822. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series listed below.<br>
 +
 
 +
Miscellaneous papers, 1634-1813, found at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Book of Possession'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.2 and 2A]</center>
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<br> The first is the original disbound volume that was encapsulated in tissue paper and rebound. The second is a copy of the first on vellum pages. This record of land holdings of the residents of Boston was undated but very likely compiled in the summer of 1652. Though not the official record of deeds, it establishes the ownership of land at this time when the original deeds only reach back to 1640 with some gaps. It was published verbatim in the Boston Record Commissioners Series, v. 2, listed below.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Tax and Assessor's Records'''<br>[no call number]</center>
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<br> The tax records before 1782 were destroyed by fire except for 1673-1698 [original at BPL, Ms.Bos.5 and Ms.q.Bos.5; published in BRC, v. 1]. This collection was microfilmed by the library in 2002. As part of the collection, there are "Directions for Assessing Taxes" - 1860, etc., printed for every ten years (but from what source?).<br>
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 +
There are three books for each tax years:<br>
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 +
:#'''Taking books''' - arranged by ward, then entries by date of assessment containing the name of resident, street, occupation, real estate value, personal value, owner, to whom assessed.<br>
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:#'''Transfer books''' - arranged by ward, then entries alphabetically by name of resident with same information as above.<br>
 +
:#'''Tax books''' - arranged by ward, the entries alphabetically by resident recording assessed values and amount of state, poll, town, and county taxes paid.<br>
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 +
To find a person in these records, you must know the ward of the town they lived in. If you do not know this information, you can use city directories (after 1789), census (after 1790), or Suffolk County deeds to help you identify the street. From there, you can use the ward boundaries with maps or guides to streets. All this resources are mentioned in this guide above.<br>
 +
 
 +
The complete Taking books for 1780 were published in the ''Bostonian Society Publications'', 9: 9, 137. Notable but exclusively missing records are:<br>
 +
 
 +
:1782-1783 - Taking books complete (3 vols.), tax books (2 vols. - tax abatement book, 1782, Ms.B.10.2 (10)), also "Selectman" valuation book 10, 1783 [Ms.Qto.6014].<br>
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:1785 - Taking book Ward 12 at Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>Taking Book Ward 5 and 6 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:1786 - Taking books Wards 6 and 11 only.<br>Taking Books Wards 2, 4, 5, and 9 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:1795 - Taking books Wards 1-5 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:1803 - Transfer books only.<br>
 +
:1809 - missing Taking books for Wards 5-8.<br>
 +
:1820 - Taking Book without the Neck at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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<center>[[Boston, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br> <center>'''Overseers of the Poor'''</center><br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, Indentures, 1734-1805, 6v. [Ms.Bos.W1(5)]<br>Together with photocopy of Lawrence W. Towner, "The Indentures of Boston's Poor Apprentices, 1734-1805" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 43, Transactions, 1956-1963, p. 417-468 (text part up to p. 434 is [http://www.primaryresearch.org/ootp_pdf/towner.pdf online]).<br>Microfilm of the original records at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, records, 1792-1853. [Ms.qBos.W1(2)]<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, vote book, 1788-1809, actions taken. [Ms.qBos.W1(1)]<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, vote book, no. 2, 1809-1820. [Ms.qAm.2322(1)]<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, vote book, no. 4, 1827-1838. [Ms.qAm.2322(2)]<br>
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:*Overseers of the Poor, register of gaol paupers, 1806-1816. [Ms.fAm.2323]<br>
 +
:*Overseers of the Poor, loose papers, 171?-1874. [Ms.Bos.W2]<br>
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<center>'''Miscellaneous Boston town records at Boston Public Library'''</center><br>
 +
:*Bonds, 1679-1700, For security against strangers (1v., ca. 100p.), includes list of French people admitted to the colony. [Ms.qBos.679.1]<br>
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:*Bonds, 1749-1807, Collector's bonds from the treasurer or selectmen, no index. [Ms.Bos.749B folio]
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:*Boundaries, extract from the General Court relating to the boundary between Charlestown and Boston by Edward Rawson, 1635. [Ms.228]<br>
 +
:*Census for 1790, Inhabited islands in the harbor of Boston, Roxbury, Brookline, Dorchester, Milton, Hingham, Cohasset, Hull, and Chelsea (1v., 92p.), Boston section published in BRC, v. 22. [Ms.pfBos.4]<br>
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:*Census of 1810, includes wards 1-12, South Boston, Chelsea, and island within and without jurisdiction by Boston (1v., 131p.). [Ms.f.Bos.810.11.13]<br>
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:*Deeds, 1726-1748, Deeds to and from Selectmen and Town Treasurer at the end (noted an early Indian deed on folio 5), first few are late recording of earlier deeds, with index. [Ms.Bos.726D folio]<br>
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:*Distribution of the town of Boston into wards, 1713 and 1715; published in BRC, 1: 15-19. [Ms.Bos.6]<br>
 +
:*Fire Department - various listings for journals and log books of several Engine companies, but not the department records - see catalog.<br>
 +
:*Fire of 30 July 1794, Losses, moneys collected from churches and inhabitants, allowances, general account. [Ms.fBos.795.1]<br>
 +
:*Names of heads of families, n.d. [Ms.B.10.2(4)]<br>Being the number with small pox, number in the natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed - copy, not original, likely recording an event from the mid-1700s.<br>
 +
:*Original papers, 1634-1734, 2v., uncataloged. [Ms.f.Bos.9]<br>Contemporary copies of town records, county deeds, and county court records along with original deeds, petitions, requests, bills, reports, etc. brought before the town meeting or selectmen some with signatures and seals, and notes used for said meetings; v. 1 index in back and v. 2 index in front.<br>
 +
:*Treasurer's accounts, 1688-1691/2. [Ms.Bos.Tr.1.Folio]<br>Miscellaneous records, 1785-1821 at the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20Town%20of%20Boston%20records_tcm3-20743.pdf City Archives], Collection 1000.001.<br>
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<center>[[Boston, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center>
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<br>
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<center>'''Boston Record Commissioners Series (Vols. 1-39)'''</center>
 +
<br>[[Image:A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg|thumb|right|280px]] In 1875 the City of Boston appointed Record Commissioners to “directly assist in perfecting the record of the vital statistics of Boston.” Their duty was “to complete, so far as practicable, the record of births, marriages and deaths, in the town and city of Boston, prior to A.D. 1849, and to receive and collect all documents obtainable therefor [''sic''].”<ref>''First Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 1.</ref> As a result of the hard work and dedication of the Record Commissioners, thirty-nine volumes of records relating to the town and city of Boston were published between 1876 and 1909. Six of the volumes (for Boston, v. 9, 24, 28, 30; for Dorchester, v. 21, 36) pertain to vital records. The remaining thirty-three volumes are comprised of an assortment of record which includes town records, selectmen’s records, tax lists, censuses, directories, notarial records, warnings out, and miscellaneous papers. Also included are town records for Charlestown, Dorchester, and Roxbury. They are all verbatim transcriptions.<br><br>
 +
 
 +
All thirty-nine volumes of the record commissioners’ series can be accessed for free online in various digital formats. They are available from [http://books.google.com Google Books], [http://www.heritagequestonline.com Heritage Quest Online] ($), and [http://www.archive.org Internet Archive]. The [http://www.bpl.org/online/govdocs/record_commissioners_reports.htm Boston Public Library] has an online list with note on content and a link to an online version. In the Family History Library, they are {{FHL|51395|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2b}} with digital links. There are separate catalog records for individual volumes that were microfilmed.<br>
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 +
Below is a description of each record volume, year published (with other editions), contents, and a link to a free digital version of the book. The title started out as [''report number''] ''Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' and by the sixth volume the title was simply ''A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'' usually followed by the subject of that volume. '''This is the verbatim publication of the Boston town records to 1822'''.<br>
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| <center>1</center>
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| 1876, 1881
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| Statistics on churches and town records, tax list for 1674 (p. 21-59), 1676 (p. 60-67), 1681 [''imperfect''] (p. 68-77), 1685 (p. 78-82), 1686 (p. 82-84), 1687 (p. 84-134), 1688 (p. 134-145), 1689 (p. 146-147), 1691 (p. 147-157), and 1695 (p. 158-170).
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/firstreportofrec00bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>2</center>
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| 1877, 1881
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| Boston town records, 1634-1660 (p. 1-160), the "Book of Possessions" [''earliest records of land before 1652''], and created maps of Boston for 1630, 1635, 1640, and 1645 locating the residents [''they were fold out maps in the first edition and differently arranged in the second edition'']. There was a supplement to the second edition (1905) that had all the folded maps.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/secondreportofre1881bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>3</center>
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| 1878
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| Charlestown "Book of Possessions" [''i.e. the earliest land records''] (bulk 1638-1649, but to 1717), Streets in 1670 (p. 186-188), proprietor's records (1681-1686, 1714-1715) (p. 189-219), survey of 1767 (p. 220-244), survey of 1771 (p. 245-247), survey of 1802 (p. 247-262).
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/charlestownlandr00charl Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>4</center>
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| 1880, 1883, 1896
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| Dorchester town records, 1632-ca. 1654.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/dorchestertownre00dorch Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>5</center>
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| 1880, 1884
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| This is a reprint of the "Gleaner" articles that were published in the ''Boston Daily Transcript'' for the second half of the year 1855 on various historical topics covering different parcels of land or estates, some churches, streets, legal issues, houses, monuments, and several families all written by Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch (1805-1861).
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/fifthreportofrec00bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>6</center>
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| 1880, 1884
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| Roxbury land records, 1639-1717 (p. 1-70) and the Roxbury church records (p. 73-212). The latter includes the Rev. John Eliot's Record of the Church Members [''it begins with how each of the earliest members arrived in Mass. Bay and continues with those admitted to 1775''], baptisms (1641-1775), deaths/burials (1641-1688), Rev. John Eliot's records (1642-1677), and Rev. Samuel Danforth's records (1649-1674).
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/reportofrecordco00bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>7</center>
 +
| 1881
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| Boston town records, 11 Mar. 1660/1 to 10 Mar. 1700/1.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco1881bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>8</center>
 +
| 1883
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| Boston town records, 11 Mar. 1700/1 to 30 Sept. 1728.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco08bost#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>9</center>
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| 1882
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| Boston births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1630-1699.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco09bost#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>10</center>
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| 1886
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| Miscellaneous papers: '''(1)''' will of Robert Keayne, 1653 (p. 1-54); '''(2)''' admissions to the town of Boston, 1670-1700 (p. 55-82); '''(3)''' town deeds and agreements (p. 83-87); '''(4)''' males in Maj. Townsend's Camp, 1698 (p. 88-89); '''(5)''' abatements of taxes, 1700 (p. 90-104); '''(6)''' abatements of taxes, 1702 (p. 105-110); '''(7)''' Muddy River petition, 1704 (p. 111); '''(8)''' Poor fund, 1704 (p. 112); '''(9)''' Warnings out of town, 1707 (p. 113); '''(10)''' census of 1707 (p. 114-126); '''(11)''' agreement for a drain, 1685 (p. 127-128); '''(12)''' tax list, 1691-1693 (p. 129-135); '''(13)''' shop under the Town House, 1696 (p. 136-137); '''(14)''' abatements, 1701-2 (p. 138-150); '''(15)''' apprentice's indenture, 1701 (p. 151-152); '''(16)''' out-wharves, 1708 (p. 153-156); '''(17)''' Wood Lane, 1709 (p. 157); '''(18)''' fortifications on the Neck, 1711 (p. 158); '''(19)''' vessels entered in 1714 (p. 159-161); '''(20)''' index to first part (p. 161a-k-162); '''(21)'''Boston Directory for 1789 with map (p. 163-212); '''(22)''' Boston Directory for 1796 with map (p. 213-302).
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsrelatingt10bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>11</center>
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| 1884
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| Boston Selectmen's records, 29 Sept. 1701 to 17 Mar. 1715/6.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute11bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>12</center>
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| 1885
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| Boston town records, 10 Mar. 1728/9 to 27 Dec. 1742.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco12bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>13</center>
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| 1885
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| Boston Selectmen's records, 20 Mar. 1715/6 to 8 Sept. 1736.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute13bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>14</center>
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| 1885
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| Boston town records, 14 Mar. 1742/3 to 1 Nov. 1757.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/reportofrecordco14bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>15</center>
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| 1886
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| Boston Selectmen's records, 15 Sept. 1736 to 29 Dec. 1742.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco14bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>16</center>
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| 1886
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| Boston town records, 13 Mar. 1758 to 13 Dec. 1769.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco15bost#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>17</center>
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| 1887
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| Boston Selectmen's records, 1 Jan. 1742/3 to 31 Dec. 1753.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco16bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>18</center>
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| 1887
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| Boston town records, 6 Mar. 1770 to 23 Jan. 1778.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco18bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>19</center>
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| 1887
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| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 28 Jan. 1754 to 2 Jan. 1764.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco19bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>20</center>
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| 1889
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| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 2 Jan. 1764 to 28 Dec. 1768.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsrelatingt20bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>21</center>
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| 1891
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| Dorchester births, marriages, and deaths to the end of 1825.
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/dorchesterbirths21dorc Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>22</center>
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| 1890, 1910
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| Direct Tax of 1798 and U.S. Census for 1790 (with corrections fro the first town directory of 1789).
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco22bost#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>23</center>
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| 1893
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| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 4 Jan. 1769 to 19 Apr. 1775 [''record is suspended due to the British occupation''].
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco23bost#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>24</center>
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| 1894
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| Boston births, 1700-1817 [''Note: The record after 1745 is notably diminished''].
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| [http://www.archive.org/details/recordsrelatingt24bost Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>25</center>
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| 1894
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| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 20 May 1776 to 27 Dec. 1786.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco25bost#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>26</center>
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| 1895
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| Boston town records, 5 Mar. 1778 to 24 Dec. 1783.
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco26bost#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archive]
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|-
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| <center>27</center>
 +
| 1896
 +
| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 3 Jan. 1787 to 31 Dec. 1798.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute27bost Internet Archive]
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|-
 +
| <center>28</center>
 +
| 1898
 +
| Boston marriages, 1700 to 1751 [''Note: This volume includes church marriages in the city clerk's archives that are not part of the town records plus a similar list from 28 June 1695 to 4 Mar. 1696/7''].
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/volumeofrecordsr28bost#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>29</center>
 +
| 1900
 +
| Miscellaneous papers: '''(1)''' Great Fire of 1760 (p. 1-132); '''(2)''' Lists of freemen, 1630-1691 [''includes other Suffolk County towns''] (p. 133-180); '''(3)''' Timber building book, 1707-1727 [''i.e. 1729''] (p. 181-225); '''(4)''' Inhabitants of Capt. Allen's Company, 1698 (p. 226-228); '''(5)''' Port arrivals, 1715-1716 (p. 229-242); '''(6)''' List of scholars, 1753 (p. 243); '''(7)''' Port arrivals, 1762-1775 (p. 243-332).
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/volumeofrecordsr29bost Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>30</center>
 +
| 1903
 +
| Boston marriages, 1752 to 1809 (includes intentions and church records) [''with addenda sheet''].
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/volumeofrecords30bost#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>31</center>
 +
| 1903
 +
| Boston town records, 23 Feb. 1784 to 20 May 1796.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/volumeofrecords31bost#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>32</center>
 +
| 1903
 +
| William Aspinwall notarial records, 1644 to 1651.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/volumerelatingto00aspi Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>33</center>
 +
| 1904
 +
| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 9 Jan. 1799 to 26 Dec. 1810.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute33bost Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>34</center>
 +
| 1905
 +
| Francis S. Drake, ''The Town of Roxbury its memorable persons and places its history and antiquities, with numerous illustrations of its old landmarks and notes personages'' (with map).
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/townofroxburyits00drake Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>35</center>
 +
| 1905
 +
| Boston town records, 4 July 1796 to 10 Nov. 1813.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/volumeofrecords35bost#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>36</center>
 +
| 1905
 +
| Dorchester births, marriages, and deaths, 1826 to 1849 (including deaths from the First Burying Ground not in town records).
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/recordsrelating09unkngoog#page/n9/mode/1up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>37</center>
 +
| 1906
 +
| Boston town records, 14 Mar. 1814 to 1 Apr. 1822.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/volumeofrecords35bost#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>38</center>
 +
| 1908
 +
| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 2 Jan. 1811 to 25 Aug. 1818.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute38bost Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| <center>39</center>
 +
| 1909
 +
| Boston Selectmen's minutes, 1 Sept. 181 to 24 Apr. 1822.
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/details/selectmensminute39bost Internet Archive]
 +
|}
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 +
<br>
 +
<center>'''Miscellaneous Published Boston town and other early records'''</center>
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
:*Thomas Lechford, Edward Everett Hale, ed., ''Note-book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1885; rep. Camden, Me., 1988), xxciii, 480 pp.<br>Note: Original manuscript at Yale Law School Library. Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/notebookkeptby07lechrich Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=_posAAAAIAAJ Google Books] being ''Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society'', Vol. 7.<br>First edition: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60731247 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|496213|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2L}}.<br>Reprint edition: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18557994 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|439964|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2L 1988}}.<br>
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:*Brigitte Burkett, ''Genealogical Data Extracted from the Boston Selectmen's Minutes 1736-1775'' (Bowie, Md., 1993), ii, 486 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30686153 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|664043|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 N2b}}.<br>
 +
:*Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, ''Boston Taxpayers in 1821'' (Camden, Me., 1988), 256 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18281246 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|632825|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 R4b}} with digital link.<br>
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<br>
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 +
=== Boston Massachusetts City records  ===
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<center>[[Boston, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center>
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<br>
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== Boston Massachusetts Genealogy and History Resources  ==
 +
 
 +
==== Boston Massachusetts Newspapers  ====
 +
 
 +
This is a list derived from the microtext holdings of the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/BostonNewspapers.pdf Boston Public Library] and augmented with other sources. For more detailed information on the earliest newspapers, see ''Check-List of Boston Newspapers 1704-1780 by Mary Farwell Ayer With Bibliographical Notes by Albert Matthews'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://archive.org/stream/checklistboston01mattgoog#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive] or {{FHL|127097|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 9 or film 844522 Item 1}} and the common offprint without the checklist Albert Matthews, ''Bibliographical Notes on Boston Newspapers 1704-1780'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1907) digitally on [http://books.google.com/books?id=XlavAAAAIAAJ Google Books]. The reprint book on [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49407591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; not at FHL.<br>
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 +
It is common for a newspaper title to change over time and also to merge and separate from other newspapers. Be aware of that situation when using this chronological list. Every effort has been made to put obvious continued newspapers together. '''''Newspaper titles in bold italic''''' were published for over thirty (30) years. '''''NEWSPAPER TITLES IN BOLD ITALIC CAPS''''' were published for over seventy-five (75) years. If you want to find ANY title or foreign-language paper, use the search feature of our browser.<br>
 +
 
 +
Useful guide to early Boston newspapers:
 +
 
 +
:*Ogden Codman, ''Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800'' (Boston, 1968), 3 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230790|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V4b or film 823596 Items 1-3}}.<br>
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{| width="50%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto"
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|+ <center>'''Key to Notes / Online Column''' </center>
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|-
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! scope="col" | '''Code'''
 +
! scope="col" | '''Source'''
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|-
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| ''Early Am. Ser. 1-9''
 +
| [http://www.newsbank.com/readex/index.cfm?content=362 Early American Newspapers], Series 1-9 (''number of issues'') available through many libraries around the country ($).
 +
|-
 +
| ''Gen. Bank''
 +
| [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ Genealogy Bank] available through many libraries around the country and personal subscriptions ($).
 +
|}
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 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|+ <center>'''1690 - 1800''' </center>
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|-
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! width="200" scope="col" | '''Dates'''
 +
! width="275" scope="col" | '''Newspaper Title'''
 +
! width="407" scope="col" | '''Notes / Online'''
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|-
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| align="center" | 25 Sept. 1690
 +
| ''Public Occurrences''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (1); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 Apr. 1704 - 29 Feb. 1776
 +
| '''''Boston News Letter'''''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (3500); Gen. Bank<br>Andrew Pollock, ''Advertisement Index to the Boston Newsletter and Massachusetts Gazette'' (Duxbury, Mass., 1987), 674 pp. in 2 vols.; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254746617 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] or [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1027026~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston; not at FHL.
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 21 Dec. 1719 - 27 Feb. 1831
 +
| '''''BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE'''''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1, 1719-1798 (3717) and 1821-1826 (531); Gen. Bank, 1719-1798
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Aug. 1721 - 25 June 1726
 +
| ''New-England Courant''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (243); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Mar. 1727 - 13 Oct. 1741
 +
| ''New-England Weekly Journal''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (760); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 27 Sept. 1731 - 11 Aug. 1735
 +
| ''Weekly Rehearsal''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (199); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 18 Aug. 1735 - 24 Apr. 1775
 +
| '''''Boston Evening Post'''''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (2066); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 21 Apr. 1735 - 10 Apr. 1775
 +
| '''''Boston Post-Boy'''''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (1650); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Jan. 1748 - 5 Dec. 1749
 +
| ''Independent Advertiser''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 Oct. 1767 - 21 June 1770
 +
| ''Boston Chronicle''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (204); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 July 1770 - 6 Apr. 1775
 +
| ''Massachusetts Spy''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (283); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 23 Nov. 1771 - 21 May 1772
 +
| ''Censor and Evening Star''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (24); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Apr. 1776 - 12 Dec. 1782
 +
| ''New England Chronicle''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1, 1776 (21); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 30 May 1776 - 21 June 1787
 +
| ''Continental Journal''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (567); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 19 Sept. 1776 - 29 May 1817<br>4 June 1817 - 23 May 1840
 +
| '''''Independent Chronicle'''''<br>'''''Independent Chronicle &amp; Boston Patriot'''''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (2951); Gen. Bank<br>Early Am. Ser. 1, 1817-1823 (914); Gen. Bank, 1817-1820
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 15 June 1778 - 16 Oct. 1786
 +
| ''Independent Ledger''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (435); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 18 Oct. 1781 - 22 Nov. 1785
 +
| ''Salem Gazette''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Oct. 1781 - 10 Jan. 1784
 +
| ''Boston Evening Post''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (117); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 19 Jan. 1784 - 30 June 1788
 +
| ''American Herald''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (249); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Mar. 1784 - 12 June 1790<br><br>16 June 1790 - 29 Apr. 1840
 +
| ''Massachusetts Centinel''<br><br>''Columbian Centinel''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1, 1784-1788 (410); Gen. Bank<br>Early Am. Ser. 2, 1788-1790 (244)<br>Early Am. Ser. 1, 1790-1823 (3411), Ser. 2, 1790-1825 (270); Gen. Bank, 1790-1825<br>''Index of Obituaries in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel, 1784-1840'' (Boston, 1961), 5 vols.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1830193 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|339308|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V42i or fiche 6051402-6051406}}.
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 30 Dec. 1784 - 4 Jan. 1787
 +
| ''Exchange Advertiser''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 Nov. 1785 - 11 Nov. 1788
 +
| ''Massachusetts Gazette''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (271); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 15 Sept. 1788 - 19 July 1791
 +
| ''Herald of Freedom''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (298); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 23 Apr. 1789 - 15 Oct. 1789
 +
| ''Courier de Boston''
 +
| French weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (26); Gen. Bank; [http://archive.org/details/courierdebostona1789116bost Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 July 1790<br>30 Aug. 1790 - 13 Dec. 1790
 +
| ''Saturday Evening Herald''<br>''American Herald and the Washington Gazette''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (10); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 July 1791 - 28 June 1793
 +
| ''Argus''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (160); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Jan. 1792 - 25 Dec. 1794
 +
| ''American Apollo''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (119); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1793 - 8 Mar. 1803<br>1 Jan. 1801 - 8 Mar. 1803
 +
| ''Massachusetts Mercury''<br>''Mercury and New-England Palladium''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (1089); Gen. Bank<br>semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1; Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 July 1794 - 15 Oct. 1808
 +
| ''Times or the Evening Entertainer''
 +
| tri-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (62); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Oct. 1794 - 8 Dec. 1796
 +
| ''Federal Orrery''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (213)
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 July 1795 - 5 Mar. 1797
 +
| ''Courier''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (53); Gen. Bank, 1795
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Sept. 1795 - 4 June 1798
 +
| ''Boston Price Current''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (196); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Oct. 1796 - 2 Feb. 1797
 +
| ''Polar Star''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (102); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1798 - 26 Mar. 1798
 +
| ''Federal Gazette''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (61); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 June 1798 - 6 Oct. 1800
 +
| ''Russell's Gazette''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (244); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 Oct. 1799 - 22 May 1802
 +
| ''Constitutional Telegraph''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (276); Gen. Bank
 +
|}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|+ <center>'''1801 - 1825''' </center>
 +
|-
 +
! width="200" scope="col" | '''Dates'''
 +
! width="275" scope="col" | '''Newspaper Title'''
 +
! width="407" scope="col" | '''Notes / Online'''
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 26 May 1802 - 30 Mar. 1803<br>2 Apr. 1803 - 31 Dec. 1803
 +
| ''Republican Gazetteer''<br>''Gazetteer''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (89); Gen. Bank<br>semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (79); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 11 Mar. 1803 - 16 May 1840
 +
| '''''New-England Palladium'''''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (1856), 1803-1820; Gen. Bank, 1803-1820; see Mercury (1793)
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Jan. 1804 - 2 June 1809
 +
| ''Democrat''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (563); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Jan. 1804 - 29 July 1826
 +
| ''Repertory''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (3096), 1804-1820; Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 13 June 1805 - 27 Oct. 1864<br>25 Mar. 1808 - 31 Dec. 1808
 +
| '''''Boston Courier'''''<br>''Boston Daily Courier''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (198), 1805-4 May 1809; Gen. Bank<br>daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 12 Dec. 1807 - 15 Oct. 1808
 +
| ''Times''
 +
| Saturday evening weekly; with ''Agricultural Intelligencer''; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 Oct. 1808 - 21 July 1810
 +
| ''Boston Mirror''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (92); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Nov. 1808 - 19 May 1809
 +
| ''Columbian Detector''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (44); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Mar. 1809 - 31 May 1817<br>2 June 1817 - 31 Dec. 1831<br>4 June 1817 - 31 Dec. 1825
 +
| ''Boston Patriot''<br>''Boston Patriot &amp; Daily Chronicle''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (860); Includes: ''Boston Patriot &amp; Daily Chronicle, Boston Patriot &amp; Daily Mercantile Advertiser, Boston Patriot and Daily Chronicle, Boston Patriot and Morning Advertiser, Independent Chronicle &amp; Boston Patriot''<br>semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (1110)<br>Early Am. Ser. 1 (914); Gen. Bank, 1809-1817, 1817-1820<br>Gen. Bank, 1817-1825
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 June 1809 - 29 July 1809<br>3 Mar. 1813 - 14 Feb. 1929
 +
| ''Daily Advertiser''<br>'''''BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER'''''
 +
| daily; Early Am. Ser. 1 (48); Gen. Bank<br>morning daily; Early Am. Ser. 1 (2736), 1813-1821; Early Am. Ser. 2 (620), 1822-1823; Early Am. Ser. 4 (12781), 1860-1900; Gen. Bank, 1813-1900
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Feb. 1810 - 15 May 1810
 +
| ''Fredonian''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (13); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 10 Aug. 1811 - 28 Dec. 1811
 +
| ''Scourge''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (16); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Oct. 1811 - 26 Dec. 1867
 +
| '''''Boston Weekly Advertiser'''''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (484), 1811-1820;
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Oct. 1811 - 26 May 1831
 +
| ''Weekly Messenger''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 5 (578), 15 June 1820-1831; Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Jan. 1812 - 20 Jan. 1820
 +
| ''Yankee''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (422); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 16 Jan. 1812 - 9 May 1812
 +
| ''Satirist''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (13); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 23 Sept. 1812 - 16 Jan. 1813
 +
| ''Pilot''
 +
| semi-weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (33); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1814 - 25 Feb. 1815
 +
| ''Boston Spectator''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (61); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Aug. 1814 - 13 Oct. 1906
 +
| '''''SATURDAY EVENING GAZETTE'''''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Jan. 1816 - 23 Dec. 1820<br>1 Jan. 1821 - 3 May 1872
 +
| '''''Boston Recorder'''''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (261); Gen. Bank<br>Early Am. Ser. 6 (2296); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 Aug. 1816 - 30 Dec. 1820
 +
| ''Boston Intelligencer''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (334); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 10 Oct. 1817 - 29 Dec. 1820
 +
| ''New-England Galaxy''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (171); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Dec. 1817 - 2 Jan. 1819
 +
| ''Idiot''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (53); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 12 Dec. 1818 - 13 Nov. 1819
 +
| ''Kaleidoscope''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (43); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 May 1819 - 31 Dec. 1820<br>6 Jan. 1821 - 29 Dec. 1827
 +
| ''Boston Weekly Report''
 +
| public sales and ship arrivals; weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (89); Gen. Bank<br>with the ''Agricultural Intelligencer'' (1820); NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 July 1819 - 12 Jan. 1828
 +
| ''Universalist Magazine''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 3 (112); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 29 May 1819 - 30 Dec. 1820
 +
| ''Christian Watchman''
 +
| weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (81); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1820 - 8 July 1820
 +
| ''Ladies' Port Folio''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (26); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1821 - 28 Dec. 1826
 +
| ''Boston Commerical Gazette''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 1 (531)
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 14 Jan. 1820 - 7 July 1820
 +
| ''Agricultural Intelligencer and Mechanic Register''
 +
| Friday weekly; Early Am. Ser. 1 (25); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Feb. 1821 - 31 Jan. 1822
 +
| ''American Statesman''
 +
| semi-weekly
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 20 Apr. 1821 - -- Dec. 1942
 +
| '''''CHRISTIAN REGISTER'''''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Feb. 1822 - -- Sept. 1893<br>4 Dec. 1827 - 12 May 1829
 +
| '''''Boston Statesman''''' or '''''Weekly Post'''''<br>''Boston Statesman'' or ''Tri-Weekly Post''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version<br>tri-weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 13 July 1822 - 5 July 1823
 +
| ''Bostonian &amp; Mechanics Journal'' aka ''Independent Bostonian''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Aug. 1822 - 25 Dec. 1886
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| '''''New England Farmer'''''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 Jan. 1823 - 23 Jan. 1840
 +
| ''Boston Commercial Gazette''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 6 (592)
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1824 - 28 Dec. 1827
 +
| ''Boston Recorder &amp; Telegraph''
 +
| weekly
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1824 - 23 Dec. 1824
 +
| ''Boston Telegraph''
 +
| Religious weekly, Hallock ed.; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | Mar. 1824 - Dec. 1914<br>Jan. 1915 - Jan. 1948
 +
| '''''BOSTON COURIER'''''<br>'''''Boston Courier and Hotel News'''''
 +
| daily to 1866, weekly after; gen. news to 1890, after hotel news; Early Am. Ser. 4 (513), 1844-1863
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1825 - 1 Dec. 1827
 +
| ''Boston Spectator''
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| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 July 1825 - 8 July 1967
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| '''''American Traveller''''' or '''''BOSTON TRAVELLER'''''<br>'''''Boston Evening Traveller'''''
 +
| semi-weekly, then weekly; Early Am. Ser. 7 (1236), 1825-1837<br>Early Am. Ser. 9, 1837-1876<br>Early Am. Ser. 9, 1854-1876; Gen. Bank, 1825-1862, 1854-1967
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|+ <center>'''1826 - 1840''' </center>
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|-
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! width="275" scope="col" | '''Newspaper Title'''
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! width="407" scope="col" | '''Notes / Online'''
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|-
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| align="center" | 3 Jan. 1826 - 12 Nov. 1831<br>1 Jan. 1829 - 29 Sept. 1829<br>6 Feb. 1830 - 18 Feb. 1832
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| ''Massachusetts Journal''<br>''Massachusetts Daily Journal''<br>''Massachusetts Journal''
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| tri-weekly; NO digital version<br>daily; NO digital version<br>weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 4 Mar. 1826 - 30 June 1830
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| ''National Philanthropist''
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| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 19 June 1826 - 29 Dec. 1851<br>4 Jan. 1830 - 27 Oct. 1864
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| ''Boston Courier''<br>''Boston Daily Courier''
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| semi-weekly; NO digital version<br>Early Am. Ser. 4 (1428)
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|-
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| align="center" | 26 Nov. 1827 - 26 Aug. 1843<br>20 Dec. 1827 - 29 Apr. 1830
 +
| ''Boston Evening Bulletin and U.S. Republican''
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| daily; NO digital version<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 15 Feb. 1828 - -- May 1830
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| ''L'Aurora''
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| NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 5 July 1828 - 28 June 1834
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| ''Trumpet and Universalist Magazine''
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| Early Am. Ser. 6 (313); Gen. Bank
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|-
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| align="center" | 1 Aug. 1828 - 26 Dec. 1828
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| ''Anti-Masonic Free Press''
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| NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 9 Aug. 1828 - 31 Dec. 1828
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| ''Jackson Republican''
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| semi-weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 3 Sept. 1828 - 23 Dec. 1886
 +
| ''Boston Weekly Journal''
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| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 25 Dec. 1828 - 17 Sept. 1830
 +
| ''American Manufacturer''
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| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1829 - 13 Nov. 1835
 +
| ''Daily Commercial Gazette''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 Jan. 1829 - 5 May 1830
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| ''Anti-Masonic Christian Herald''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 Sept. 1829 - 27 Jan. 1838
 +
| ''Pilot'' or ''Catholic Sentinel'' or ''U.S. Catholic Intelligencer''
 +
| Catholic weekly; NO digital version
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|-
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| align="center" | 2 Oct. 1829 - 19 Dec. 1838
 +
| ''Free Press and Advocate''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 12 Dec. 1829 - 27 Feb. 1831
 +
| ''Commentator and Sunday Times''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 12 May 1830 - 10 Apr. 1833
 +
| ''Boston Christian Herald''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 July 1830 - 30 Apr. 1941<br>19 Nov. 1831 - 28 Dec. 1839
 +
| '''''BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT'''''<br>''Saturday Morning Transcript''
 +
| daily; Early Am. Ser. 4 (4470), 1842-1856; Early Am. Ser. 8, 1857-1866<br>Early Am. Ser. 6 (184); Gen. Bank, 1842-1866; Gen. Bank, 1831-1839
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 13 Sept. 1830 - 1 May 1840
 +
| ''Daily Centinel &amp; Gazette'' aka ''Daily Columbian Centinel''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 23 Nov. 1830 - 18 Jan. 1886
 +
| '''''Boston Press &amp; Post''''' or '''''Semi-Weekly Advocate'''''
 +
| semi-weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Jan. 1831 - 15 Apr. 1906
 +
| '''''LIBERATOR'''''
 +
| Gen. Bank
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|-
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| align="center" | 23 Apr 1831 - -- July 1904
 +
| '''''Boston Investigator'''''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Sept. 1831 - 24 Nov. 1832
 +
| ''Banner of the Church''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 9 Nov. 1831 - -- Oct. 1956
 +
| '''''BOSTON POST'''''
 +
| daily; Early Am. Ser. 4 (134), incomp. 1840-June 1857; Early Am. Ser. 7 (729) July 1858-Oct. 1876
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 27 Dec. 1831 - 31 Dec. 1838
 +
| ''Boston Daily Advocate''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Jan. 1832 - 4 Feb. 1835
 +
| ''New England Telegraph'' or ''Boston Telegraph''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 July 1832 - 30 June 1857
 +
| ''Boston Daily Atlas''
 +
| daily; Early Am. Ser. 2 (4923); Gen. Bank, both 18 Dec. 1835-11 Apr. 1857
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 29 Aug. 1832 - 2 Jan. 1833
 +
| ''Christian Soldier''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Feb. 1833 - 23 Dec. 1882<br>29 Sept. 1835 - -- Dec. 1842
 +
| '''''Boston Evening Journal'''''<br>''Boston Mercantile Journal''
 +
| daily<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Sept. 1834 - 24 Apr. 1835
 +
| ''Boston Daily Whig''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 Nov. 1834 - 21 Mar. 1838
 +
| ''New England Spectator''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 9 Jan. 1835 - 1 Feb. 1872
 +
| '''''Christian Witness'''''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 10 Mar. 1836 - 23 Apr. 1857
 +
| ''Boston Daily Times''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 10 Sept. 1836 - 30 Apr. 1837
 +
| ''Saturday Morning Transcript''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 Dec. 1836 - 7 July 1837
 +
| ''Boston Weekly Reformer''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 31 Dec. 1836 - 3 Nov. 1838
 +
| ''Boston Pearl &amp; Galaxy''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | -- Jan. 1837 - 8 Dec. 1860
 +
| ''Boston Olive Branch''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 Apr. 1837 - 26 Dec. 1839
 +
| ''Youth's Cabinet''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1838 - 1840
 +
| ''Yankee Farmer''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Feb. 1838
 +
| ''American''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Oct. 1838 - 1 Jan. 1840<br>-- Jan. 1841 - 11 Apr. 1857
 +
| ''Atlas''<br>''Semi-Weekly Atlas''
 +
| semi-weekly; NO digital version<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Aug. 1838 - 9 May 1845<br>24 June 1840 - 28 Feb. 1844<br>1 Jan. 1840 - 16 Nov. 1844
 +
| ''Bay State Democrat''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version<br>daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 Sept. 1838 - 6 Nov. 1844
 +
| ''Nettle''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 11 Sept. 1838 - 11 aug. 1840
 +
| ''Thorn''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1839 - 1840
 +
| ''Robert's World of Romance''
 +
| monthly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 11 Jan. 1839 - 27 Dec. 1839
 +
| ''Republic''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Feb. 1839 - 18 Feb. 1841
 +
| ''Massachusetts Abolitionist''
 +
| NO digital version
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 Aug. 1839 - 6 Nov. 1839
 +
| ''Facts for the People''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 Sept. 1839 - 18 Spet. 1847
 +
| ''Boston Notion''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Apr. 1840 - 5 Nov. 1840
 +
| ''Harrison Democrat''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Sept. 1840 - 15 Sept. 1840
 +
| ''Monument''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|}
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|+ <center>'''1841 - 1855''' </center><br>
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|-
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 +
! width="275" scope="col" | '''Newspaper Title'''
 +
! width="407" scope="col" | '''Notes / Online'''
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|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 Jan. 1841 - 21 Dec. 1853
 +
| ''Boston Daily Mail''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Jan. 1841 - 15 July 1841
 +
| ''Puritan''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Jan. 1841 - 1 Nov. 1872
 +
| ''''Puritan Recorder'''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 9 Jan. 1841 - 31 Dec. 1842
 +
| ''Trumpet and Universalist Magazine''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 9 Oct. 1841 - 15 Apr. 1843
 +
| ''Quarto Boston Notion''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 Oct. 1841 - 24 Nov. 1841
 +
| ''Boston Daily News''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 Feb. 1842 - 26 Dec. 1850
 +
| ''Emancipator and Republican''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 2 (459); Gen. Bank
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 26 Mar. 1842 - 21 Feb. 1852
 +
| ''Uncle Sam''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Apr. 1842 - 14 Nov. 1857
 +
| ''Boston Bee''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 30 July 1842 - 21 May 1853
 +
| ''Yankee Blade''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Jan. 1843 - 20 Feb. 1847
 +
| ''Sheet Anchor''
 +
| maritime semi-monthly; [http://archive.org/details/sheetanchor00bost Internet Archive]
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 31 Aug. 1843 - 7 Nov. 1844
 +
| ''Massachusetts Whig''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 13 Sept. 1843 - 30 Dec. 1874
 +
| '''''Boston Shipping List'''''
 +
| semi-weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Jan. 1844 - 7 Nov. 1844
 +
| ''New England Democrat''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Feb. 1844 - 30 Mar. 1850
 +
| ''New England Washingtonian''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 Mar. 1844 - 19 Sept. 1845
 +
| ''Boston Morning Chronicle''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Sept. 1844 - 15 Jan. 1845
 +
| ''Social Reformer and Herald of the Universal Health''
 +
| semi-weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 Oct. 1844 - 17 Nov. 1906
 +
| '''''Massachusetts Ploughman'''''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | Dec. 1844 - July 1855
 +
| ''Orphans Advocate''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Aug. 1845 - 17 Dec. 1847
 +
| ''Massachusetts Temperance Standard''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 29 Oct. 1845 - 8 Apr. 1848
 +
| ''Boston Daily Star'' or ''National Whig and Star''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 Nov. 1845 - 8 Aug. 1848
 +
| ''Boston Daily Whig''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 27 Nov. 1845 - 6 Nov. 1856
 +
| ''Boston Weekly Atlas''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 Jan. 1846 - 17 Dec. 1847
 +
| ''Christian Alliance &amp; Family Visiter''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 16 Mar. 1846 - 1 Jan. 1851<br>28 May 1846 - 22 Sept. 1849
 +
| ''Boston Daily Chronotype''<br>''Weekly Chronotype''
 +
| daily; NO digital version<br>weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | May 1846 - Aug. 1846
 +
| ''City Crier &amp; Country Advertiser''
 +
| monthly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | -- May 1846 - 2 Dec. 1847
 +
| ''Rechabite and Family Instructor''
 +
| Temperance weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 2 May 1846 - 14 Dec. 1850
 +
| ''Saturday Rambler''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | -- Nov. 1846 - 1 Jan. 1848
 +
| ''Boston Merkur''
 +
| German weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 5 Dec. 1846 - 13 Apr. 1850
 +
| ''American Sentinel'' with ''Anglo Sacsun''
 +
| weekly with spelling section; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Feb. 1847 - 10 May 1849
 +
| ''Boston Reporter''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | May 1847 - July 1848
 +
| ''American Signal''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 May 1847 - 15 July 1858
 +
| ''Excelsior''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 15 Sept. 1847 - 2 Oct. 1847
 +
| ''Exhibition Intelligencer''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 25 Mar. 1848 - 23 Sept. 1848
 +
| ''Christian Rationalist''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 May 1848 - PRESENT
 +
| '''''BOSTON HERALD''''' or ''Boston Herald Traveller'' or ''Boston Herald American''
 +
| Early Am. Ser. 9, 1855-1922; Gen. Bank, 1848-28 Feb. 1990
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 July 1848 - 21 Oct. 1848
 +
| ''Young Guard''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 9 Aug. 1848 - 15 Nov. 1849<br>12 Aug. 1848 - 29 May 1850
 +
| ''Daily Republican''<br>''Boston Semi-Weekly Republican''
 +
| daily; NO digital version<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 17 May 1849 - 13 May 1849
 +
| ''Puritan Recorder''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 May 1849 - -- Mar. 1934
 +
| '''''CONGREGATIONALIST'''''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Oct. 1849 - 4 Jan. 1868
 +
| ''Norfolk County Journal''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 1 Dec. 1849 - 9 Nov. 1850
 +
| ''Protective Union''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | Jan. 1850 - May 1850
 +
| ''Index for Boston and Vicinity, &amp; Country Advertiser''
 +
| business-oriented
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Jan. 1850 - 17 Oct. 1851
 +
| ''Christian Times''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Apr. 1850 - 28 Dec. 1850
 +
| ''New Englander''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 26 July 1850 - 29 Apr. 1854<br>1 Jan. 1851 - 21 Sept. 1854
 +
| ''Weekly Commonwealth''<br>''Daily Commonwealth''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version<br>daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 21 Sept. 1850 - 19 July 1851
 +
| ''Gazette Francaise''
 +
| French weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 24 Sept. 1850 - 24 Dec. 1851
 +
| ''Index of the City of Boston''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Oct. 1850 - 26 July 1851
 +
| ''Democrat Standard''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 4 Jan. 1851 - 16 Aug. 1862
 +
| ''American Union''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 Mar. 1851 - 23 July 1852
 +
| ''Boston Christian Observer''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 29 Mar. 1851 - 26 Mar. 1853
 +
| ''Carpet Bag''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 12 June 1851 - 6 Oct. 1917
 +
| '''''Boston Morning Journal'''''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 18 Oct. 1851 - 13 Nov. 1852
 +
| ''Old Bay State''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 8 Nov. 1851 - 22 Sept. 1877
 +
| ''True Flag''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 3 July 1852 - 27 Oct. 1860
 +
| ''Campaign Post''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 28 July 1852 - 24 Dec. 1853
 +
| ''International Journal''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 6 Oct. 1852 - 19 Sept. 1854
 +
| ''Massachusetts Life Boat''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 18 Feb. 1853 - 11 Apr. 1857
 +
| ''Boston Daily Chronicle''
 +
| daily; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 7 Jan. 1854 - 28 Dec. 1917
 +
| '''''Boston Weekly Transcript'''''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 27 Sept. 1854 - 10 Apr. 1857<br>4 Jan. 1855 - 10 Apr. 1857
 +
| ''Boston Evening Telegraph''<br>''Boston Weekly Telegraph''
 +
| daily; NO digital version<br>weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 23 June 1855 - 20 Sept. 1856
 +
| ''Ladies' Enterprise''
 +
| weekly; NO digital version
 +
|-
 +
| align="center" | 22 Dec. 1855 - 31 Oct. 1857
 +
| ''Anglo Saxon, European &amp; Colonial Gazette''
 +
| NO digital version
 +
|}
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==== Boston Massachusetts Orphans and orphanages  ====
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 +
*Holloran, Peter C. ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930''. Boston: Northeastern University Press, c1989. {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.
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 +
==== Boston Massachusetts Poorhouses  ====
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 +
*Downer, Lawrence W. "The Indentures of Boston's Poor Apprentices: 1734-1805," ''The Colonial Society of Massachusetts'' (Mar. 1962):417-434. Digital version at [http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 Primary Research] - free.
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*Nellis, Eric and Anne Decker Cecere. ed. ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor''. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, c2007. {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.
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==== Boston Massachusetts Archives  ====
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 +
[http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/default.asp '''City of Boston Archives''']<br>201 Rivermoor Street<br>West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132<br>Telephone: 617-635-1195<br>Fax: 617-635-1194<br>Email: [mailto:Archives@cityofboston.gov Archives@cityofboston.gov] <br>Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. by appointment only<br>[http://www.facebook.com/cityofbostonarchives Facebook]
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[http://www.bpl.org '''Boston Public Library''']<br>700 Boylston Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116<br>Telephone: 617-536-5400<br>Email: [mailto:ask@bpl.org ask@bpl.org] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/bostonpubliclibrary Facebook]
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[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/ '''Congregational Library''']<br>14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02108<br>Telephone: 617-523-0470<br>Fax: 617-523-0491<br>Email: [mailto:circ@14beacon.org circ@14beacon.org] &nbsp;
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The Congregational Library has an impressive collection of records documenting the history of American Congregationalism for the last 300 years. Equally impressive is their collection of New England local, town, and family histories. They also have a strong collection of published Massachusetts vital records. Congregational church records include membership lists, dismissals, baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, etc.
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[http://www.masshist.org/ '''Massachusetts Historical Society''']<br>1154 Boylston Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02215<br>Telephone: 617-646-0532<br>Fax: 617-859-0074<br>Email: [mailto:library@masshist.org library@masshist.org]
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[[New England Historic Genealogical Society|'''New England Historic Genealogical Society''']]<br>101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Fax: 617-536-7307<br>Email: [mailto:info@nehgs.org info@nehgs.org] <br>Website: [http://www.americanancestors.org www.americanancestors.org] <br>
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The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has a substantial collection of published New England genealogies and local histories. They also have a strong microform collection that contains copies of original town, probate, land, and vital records; censuses; city directories; and immigration records for most of the New England states and neighboring Canadian provinces. Their manuscript department, which is open only to members, houses over 2 million manuscript items. Some of the items date to the late fourteenth century. Much of the collection emphasizes the New England area. Included in the collection are thousands of unpublished family histories and genealogies, bibles and bible records, church, cemetery, town, and vital records, maps, photographs, etc.
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town and city of Boston. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, deeds (i.e. land records), town and city records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are general history and genealogy topics such as ward boundaries, census, street guides, and much more. There are detailed guides for the towns Boston annexed: Brighton (1807-1874); Charlestown (1630-1874); Dorchester (1630-1870); Hyde Park (1868-1912); Roxbury (1630-1868); and West Roxbury (1851-1874).

Boston Massachusetts History

Boston Massachusetts Brief History

Historical Boston, then only the land of a peninsula, was a faction of the land mass it is today after massive land-fill projects of the mid- to late-19th century (the rubble from the Great Boston Fire of 1872 help fill in the waterfront) and the annexing of six towns from two counties (as listed above). Boston was first settled by passengers of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 who first lodged in Charlestown. These first settlers were Puritans, the religious group wanting to change the Church of England from working inside the church. Called the "City on the Hill" by Gov. John Winthrop, the "hub" as we now call it became the center of trade, education, government, wealth, and power. It was the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, then the Royal colony of Massachusetts, and finally the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Shortly after its settlement, Boston had become a major settlement. It was the largest town in British North America for the first hundred years. Because of that, the town and later city became a draw for immigrants from around the world. Though the first two hundred years saw mostly English arrivals, Scots, Irish, and French were found here, too. It was after 1820 that immigrants from other European countries started arriving in large numbers. The gate was opened by the Irish fleeing the potato famine in 1847. The next wave included more Irish (their dominance starting in the early 20th century is a testament to their number), but also Germans, Italians, and Syrians. The end of the century saw French Canadians, Russian and Polish Jews, and Swedes arriving. The 21st century brought African Americans from the South, Southeast Asian immigrants (especially Chinese and Vietnamese), Muslims, and Puerto Ricans. Many other ethnicities can be found in pockets all over Boston, and walking in downtown one will likely here many languages being spoken.

Boston Massachusetts Historical Data

The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series[1] with additions from various sources.

Associated names

Boston at times was called Shawmut, Tremont, and Trimountaine.

Sections (excluding most of the named squares) in downtown Boston [see annexed towns listed above for names in those areas] include Andrew Square, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Boston Harbor, Chinatown, City Point, Copley Square, East Boston (Eastie), Faneuil Hall, Fenway, Financial District, The Flat (i.e. of Beacon Hill), Fort Point, Government Center, Haymarket Square, Kenmore, Leather District, Logan Airport, Longwood, North End, Scollay Square, Seaport, South End, South Bay, South Boston (Southie), Washington Village, and West End.

Islands that are currently part of Boston are: Apple Island*, Belle Island (formerly Hog's Island)*, Bird Island*, Breed's Island*, Calf Island (formerly Apthrop Island), Castle Island*, Deer Island*, Gallop's Island, George's Island, Governor's Island, Great Brewster Island, Green Island (or North Brewster Island), Little Brewster Island, Little Calf Island, Long Island, Lovell's Island, Middle Brewster Island, Nixes mate, Noddle Island*, Outer Brewster Island, Rainsford Island, Shag Rocks, Spectacle Island, The Graves, Thompson's Island, and Wood Island*.

[* denotes land-fill has made it part of the mainland now and the others are part of the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area]

Border changes
Dates Events
7 Sept. 1630 The first reference was "that Trimountaine shalbe called Boston ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 75]
7 Nov. 1632 It was "... ordered, that the necke of land betwixte Powder Horne Hill & Pullen Poynte (now Winthrop) shall belonge to Boston ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 101]
4 Mar. 1633 Border between Boston and Roxbury established.
14 May 1634 "... Boston shall haue convenient inlargemt att Mount Wooliston, ... & Prsent it to the nexte Genall court ...." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 125]
3 Sept. 1634 It was "... ordered, that Wunetsemt shall belonge to Boston, ... as pte of that towne." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 125]
25 Sept. 1634 It was "... ordered, that Boston shall haue inlargemt att Mount Wooliston (now Quincy and Braintree) & Rumney Marsh (now Revere)." [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 139]
4 Mar. 1635 Border between Boston and Dorchester, at Mount Wooliston and Wessaguscus (now Weymouth) to be determined.
Deer Island, Hog Island, Long Island, and Spectacle Island granted to Boston. [Mass. Bay Rec., 1: 139]
8 July 1635 Border between Boston and Charlestown established.
Border to be established between Boston and Saugus about Rumney Marsh (now Revere).
28 Mar. 1636 Border between Boston and Charlestown, and Boston and Dorchester established.
9 Mar. 1637 Noddle Island (the largest of five islands that made up East Boston) annexed.
6 June 1639 Border between Boston, Charlestown, and Lynn to be settled.
13 May 1640 The part called Mount Wollaston set off as the new town of Braintree.
7 Oct. 1641 Border between Boston and Roxbury established at Muddy River (now Brookline).
Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
13 Nov. 1705 The part called Muddy River set off as the new town of Brookline.
10 Jan. 1739 The parts called Winnissimet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point, except Noodle Island and Hog Island, set off as the new town of Chelsea.
6 Mar. 1804 The section of Dorchester called Dorchester Neck (and now called South Boston) annexed.
4 Mar. 1822 Boston was incorporated as a city per act of 23 Feb. 1822.
22 Feb. 1825 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
25 Mar. 1834 Thompson's Island was set off from Dorchester and annexed to Boston as long as it is used for charitable purposes.
16 Mar. 1836
19 Apr. 1837
Border between Boston and Roxbury established.
3 May 1850 Part of Roxbury annexed and border established.
21 May 1855 Part of Dorchester annexed called Washington Village.
8 May 1860 Part of Roxbury annexed and border established per act of 3 Apr. 1860.
5 Jan. 1868 City of Roxbury annexed by Boston per act of 1 June 1867.
3 Jan. 1870 Town of Dorchester annexed by Boston per act of 4 June 1869.
2 Apr. 1870 Border between Boston and West Roxbury established.
4 Nov. 1870 Part of Brookline annexed per act of 18 June 1870.
12 Apr. 1872 Mount Hope Cemetery in West Roxbury annexed to Boston.
27 May 1873 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
5 Jan. 1874 City of Charlestown annexed by Boston per act of 14 May 1873.
Town of Brighton annexed by Boston per act of 21 May 1873.
Town of West Roxbury annexed by Boston per act of 29 May 1873.
8 May 1874 Part of Brookline annexed.
29 May 1874 Border between Boston and Newton established.
1 July 1875 Part of Newton annexed by Boston per act of 5 May 1875.
27 May 1890 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
4 May 1891 Border between Boston and Somerville established.
13 Apr. 1894 Border between Boston and Brookline established.
29 Mar. 1898 Border between Boston and Newton established.
Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
1 Apr. 1898 Border between Boston and Hyde Park established.
13 May 1898 Border between Boston and Newton established.
29 Mar. 1910 Border between Boston and Cambridge established.
1 Jan. 1912 Town of Hyde Park annexed by Boston per act of 24 May 1911.
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Boston Massachusetts Historical Events

Date Event
in 1614 Capt. John Smith surveyed the coast of New England, created his famous map, and labelled the Boston peninsula Shawmut.
circa 1618 An epidemic likely of smallpox brought to New England by early European explorers decimated the local population by 75% leaving many villages uninhabited. The closest village to Boston was in present-day Jamaica Plain.
in 1625 Rev. William Blaxton moved up from the Weymouth area when his company returned to England and he settled on the western slope of what we call Beacon Hill.
in 1630 The John Winthrop fleet of almost 1000 English landed in Salem. Most that survived made their way to Trimountain, their name for Boston as it had three hills [see a map of the hills overlaid on a modern map showing the ridge and ridge of now Beacon Hill, Copp's Hill, and the southern Fort Hill that is no longer extant]. Many in the following year leave to establish other nearby towns.
in 1630 Winthrop established the cemetery now called King's Chapel Burying Ground.
in 1635 Boston Latin Grammar School established.
in 1640 First smallpox outbreak.
in 1653 First great fire in Boston.
in 1666 Second smallpox outbreak.
27 Nov. 1676 Second great fire destroyed 45 buildings in the North End including the North Meeting House.
1677-1678 Third smallpox outbreak.
29 Oct. 1679 Third great fire destroying 150 buildings.
in 1683 Fourth great fire.
1689-1690 Fourth smallpox outbreak.
in 1690 Fifth great fire on Hanover Street in the North End.
19 June 1691 Sixth great fire in North Square in the North End.
in 1702 Fifth smallpox outbreak left 313 persons dead.
11 Mar. 1702 Seventh great fire at Dock Square.
2 Oct. 1711 Eighth great fire destroyed the Town House, Meeting House, and many buildings leaving 110 families homeless.
May 1713 Bread riots involving more than 200 people protesting the high prices of bread. Similar smaller riots occurred in April 1710 and October 1711. These events led to laws against price-fixing, exporting grain during shortages, and a public granary.
in 1721 Sixth smallpox outbreak where 5759 persons caught the disease "in the natural way" and only 844 died from it. Inoculations were done and a list of families involved are listed in a copied manuscript at the Boston Public Library, Ms.B.10.2(4) enumerating the heads of families, number with smallpox, natural way, died, by inoculation, died, strangers, now sick, removed, and exposed. Learn more about inoculation in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.
in 1730 Seventh smallpox outbreak included about 4000 persons and nearly 500 died.
9 Dec. 1747 The courthouse and many buildings were destroyed by fire, though all the records were saved.
in 1752 A smallpox epidemic affected 7669 person (about half the population). Few of the inoculated persons died but this left 569 dead.
in 1754 Outbreak of smallpox.
18 Nov. 1755 Earthquake struck the region centered on Cape Ann.
20 Mar. 1760 Fire destroyed 349 buildings, several ships, and the Quaker Meeting House.
13 Jan. 1761 Faneuil Hall and several building burned.
5 Mar. 1770 Boston Massacre.
19 Apr. 1775 Siege of Boston by British troops began.
17 Mar. 1776 Evacuation of Boston by British troops.
in 1776 Outbreak of smallpox.
in 1778 Outbreak of smallpox.
20 Apr. 1787 A fire destroyed the Hollis Street Church and about 100 other buildings.
30 July 1794 Fire destroyed 90 buildings and 7 ropewalks.
21 Nov. 1832 Fire destroyed part of the State House on State Street.
in 1857 Filling in of Back Bay which was completed in 1882.
in 1872 Another smallpox epidemic in Boston.
9 Nov. 1872 The great fire burned 776 buildings covering 65 acres. Read a brief history of the Great Fire of 1872.
15 May 1894 Roxbury Conflagration destroyed or damaged 206 buildings.
1901-1903 Last smallpox outbreak. Read more about this in The New England Journal of Medicine.
24 Dec. 1911 Boston Molasses Company fire.
4 July 1913 Firecrackers started a fire destroying 31 building around Leroy Street in Dorchester.
28 Nov. 1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire in nightclub killed 492 people and resulted in the change in fire codes for the city.
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Boston Massachusetts Town Histories

Works written on the town include:


Boston - General
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Back Bay
  • also see Beacon Hill
  • William A. Newman and Wilfred E. Holton, Boston's Back Bay: The Story of America's Greatest Nineteenth-Century Landfill Project (Boston, 2006), xiv, 228 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Beacon Hill
East Boston
Harbor Island
North End
  • Alex R. Goldfled, The North End: A Brief History of Boston's Oldest Neighborhood (Charleston, S.C., 2009), 190 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Stephen Puleo, The Boston Italians (Boston, 2007), xv, 323 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Anthony V. Riccio, Boston's North End, Images and Recollections of an Italian-American Neighborhood (Guilford, Conn., 2006), xii, 180 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Arnold A. Wieder, The Early Jewish Community of Boston's North End (Waltham, Mass., 1962), 100 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
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South Boston
South End

[No general history of this area of the city found.]

Clubs and Social Registers
  • Search online for the histories and directories of the many social clubs in Boston.
  • Social Register, Boston (New York, various years).
    Digital version at Internet Archive various editions and Google Books 1904, 1910
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • The Clubs of Boston containing a complete List of Members and Addresses of all Boston Clubs of Social and Business Prominence (Boston, 1891), 442 pp. with map.
    Digital version at Internet Archive (1888 ed.).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Guidebooks
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Immigration - Ethnicity

[For Italian, also see the North End section]

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Topographical - Pictorial
  • Boston's Growth. A Bird's Eye View of Boston's Increase in Territory and Population From It's Beginning to the Present (Boston, 1910), 45 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL.
  • Boston - One Hundred Years a City. A Collection of Views Made from Rare Prints and Old Photographs Showing the Changes Which Have Occurred in Boston During One Hundred Years of its Existence as a City, 1822-1922 (Boston, 1922), xii, 49 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Thomas Pemberton, "A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, 1794" in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, for the year 1794, 3: 241-[304].
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Nancy S. Seasholes, Gaining Ground A History of Landmaking in Boston (Cambridge, Mass., 2003), xiv, 533 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Charles Shaw, A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, from the first settlement of the town to the present period : with some account of its environs (Boston, 1817), 311 pp.
    Digital version at Ancestry ($).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston (Boston, 1871; 3rd ed., 1890), lvi, 720 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive (1871 ed.) and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) (1871 ed.); Not at FHL.
  • Annie Haven Thwing, The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston (Boston, 1920; 2nd ed., 1925; Tercentenary ed., 1930), xi, 282 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive, Google Books, and on Ancestry ($).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL CD no. 1693 with in-library link.
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Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records

Boston Massachusetts Vital Records

To understand the issues with the vital records for Boston, we need to understand its history. Massachusetts Bay enacted laws early on for the recording of vital events. The town of Boston dutifully recorded these events. From a study by Lemuel Shattuck using the baptismal records, he determined that the practice of civil recording of births saw a slow and steady decline since 1725 when the reported rate of was 3.3% (religious baptisms were near 5%) and down to 2.0% by 1845 (i.e. less than half of what should be expected). Turning to marriages, Shattuck found that the rate of marriages was relatively unchanged all the way up to 1845. He observed two gaps that should be noted. From 1663 to 1689, not one marriage was recorded in the civil records, and from 1751 to 1761 only a few marriages were found. Deaths were well recorded in the early years, but like the marriages, none appear from 1663 to 1689. A separate volume was used after this period and seem to be representative until 1719. But, from 1719 to 1810, few deaths were recorded. In 1810, recording was done by the Superintendent of Burials so then appear complete from then forward. Shattuck found that from 1704 to 1774, sextons made weekly returns to the newspapers for the number who died each week. In this period as the town grew, the annual average death toll rose from 334 to 521, so many thousands of deaths were not recorded. These gaps and issues should be kept in mind when using Boston vital records. [See Lemuel Shattuck, Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845 (Boston, 1846), 126-133, Ap. 71-73.]

The town's vital records are available in many locations:

Online records

There are two collections of original records online. Further details can be found below under Original records below.

FamilySearch [browsable but not yet indexed as of Nov. 2012]:
  • Births, 1630-1920.
  • Marriages, 1646-1910.
  • Deaths, 1849-1910.
Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988 at Ancestry ($) [Indexed]:
  • Births, 1630-1895.
  • Marriages, 1630-1890.
  • Deaths, 1630-1890.
Original records

Boston City's Registry Division
1 City Hall Square - Rm. 213
Boston MA 02201-2006
Phone 617-635-4175

Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library:
Note: These records below (except for births after 1920) are browsable (i.e. not yet indexed as of Nov. 2012) on FamilySearch.

Birth records
Marriage records
Birth and Marriage certificates
Out-of-town marriages
Marriage indexes
Death records
  • No death records filmed before 1849.
  • 1849-1895 records and certificates, out-of-town, 1889-1895 (except 1892), stillborn, 1889-1895, index (several), 1630-1891, FHL films 593709 (first of 112.
  • 1896-1905 certificates, index, 1892-1955, Death index of annexed towns, 1629-1912, FHL films 830627.
  • 1905-1910 certificates, out-of-town, 1905-1909, stillborn, 1906-1910, "burials and deaths," 1905-1910, FHL films 804551 (first of 64).
Out-of-town deaths
Death indexes
Boston Female Asylum, records (inc. names, finance, minutes, some baptisms, deaths, and subscribers), 1800-1866, FHL films 954449-954451.
Note: The "Register of Births, British Consulate at Boston, United States" on FHL film 1494362 are births, 1871-1902, in Mass. (mostly Boston); births, 1903-1932, mostly in Mass.; and deaths, 1902-1929, most all at sea.

Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering town records:
Note: All are part of Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988 at Ancestry ($); Index.

Boston Vital Records, 1630-1849 (inc. all Suffolk Co., 1643-1660, county marriages, 1716-1731, church marriages, 1751-1761), marriage intentions, 1707-1849, including early deaths, 1630-1848 (not found in above originals), and many indexes, on 540 fiche.
Boston Births and indexes, 1849-1881, on 234 fiche.
Boston Births and indexes, 1882-1895, on 325 fiche.
Boston Marriages and indexes, 1849-1890, on 310 fiche.
Boston Out-of-town marriages and indexes, 1858-1895, on 41 fiche.
Boston Deaths and indexes, 1849-1890, on 369 fiche.

Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:
[Caveat: Boston did not start submitting records to the state until 1850.]
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston MA 02125
Phone 617-727-2816
Email archives@sec.state.ma.us
Hours and Directions
See the online guide for more information.

Published records - Original
Published records - Derivative
  • Robert J. Dunkle and Ann Smith Lainhart, comp., John Haven Dexter's Memoranda of the Town of Boston in the 18th & 19th Centuries (Boston, 1997), iv, 713 pp.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V2d.
  • Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, Deaths in Boston 1700 to 1799 (Boston, 1999), in 2 vols., xxviii, 1136 pp.
    This voume draws on the town records, coroner's records, church records, contemporary accounts, bible records, histories and genealogies, newspapers, articles in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and other town vital records.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V2dr v. #.
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Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs

Boston city directories are one of the most complete record of the city's adult male population, business women, and later the widows of the men previously listed. Boston was the third place to start publishing directories (after New York and Philadelphia) in 1789. They were published annually (for the most part) after 1825. The directory evolved from a simple entry (ex. Herring Ebenezer, mason and sexton, Lynde-street) to one of name, occupation and location, residence (boarding or house), and would list you if you worked in the city but lived elsewhere (then it would name the town of residence). Added features were usually a map (often not digitized and missing), lists of a few trades (such as lawyer, physician, etc.), a few civic items (fire companies, justices, etc.), and business advertisements. More categories appeared over time. By the later 1800s, when someone was being dropped because they died, their death date would be given, or moved, their new town of residence was given. By 1930, there was a very helpful reverse directory added (arranged by street). This resource ceased publication in 1981. The years published are:

1789 1796 1798 1800 1803 1805-1810
1813 1816 1818 1820-1823 1825-1975 1981

To see the publishers, page counts, and number of names indexed to 1886, refer to the Boston Record Commissioners' Report, 10: 164-165.

The entire run of directories was microfiched at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1992 and made available through many great libraries including the Boston Public Library, Family History Library, Library of Congress, Massachusetts State Library, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston. Online copies of these Boston directories can be found on Internet Archive and Google Books. There are two paid sites. Ancestry ($) is the first one everyone turns to as they created a large library of U.S. city directories from 1821 to 1989. The first caveat is that they do not have the earliest years and some of the "directories" are actually "almanacs." The best website for Boston directories is fold3 that has all the directories from 1789 through 1926.

The Boston Almanac started publication in 1836 as a simple almanac of climate, astrological, farm, and other tables along with a calendar. Soon, city and state officials were added along with history sections for the previous year and listings of all the streets, wharves, ward boundaries, public buildings, stage coach tables, societies and institutions, newspapers, and other handy information. The contents can change annually. The title changed over time:

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Boston Massachusetts Maps, Wards, and City Streets

Maps

This is a list of map resource sites of particular interest to genealogists, and is not an effort to trace the vast cartographic history of Boston in full. There will be many maps of Boston in every major library including the Family History Library. Consult the catalog for the particular holdings of a library. The earliest map specifically of Boston is by Capt. John Bonner in 1722. There are many versions available on the internet, one is at Boston Public Library. Since Boston covers a majority of Suffolk County, look for Suffolk County Atlases.

Reference Books
  • "List of Maps of Boston, Published Between 1614 and 1822" printed as Appendix J of the Thirty-fifth Annual Report of the City Engineer Boston for the year 1901 (Boston, 1902), pp. 129-161.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) [rep.]; Not at FHL.
  • List of maps of Boston published subsequent to 1600, copies of which are to be found in the possession of the city of Boston or other collectors of the same ... February 1, 1904 (Boston, 1904), 95 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    This is another reprint of the 1902 list with supplementary list.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Alex Krieger and David Cobb, Mapping Boston (Cambridge, Mass., 1999), xiv, 278 pp.
    A series of historical and current maps with essays by Anne Mackin discussing the important events and landmarks of the day.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Maps Online
  • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library.
    This is the largest single collection of Boston maps with a listing of 584.
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority, The Boston Atlas.
    This can be a complicated site for the first time user. Click on one of the three viewer choices and wait for the new window to open and fill in with a map. Any of the three will allow a search of a specific address. Here, we are concerned about the historical overlays only. The user can select (or unselect) any overlay desired. For the Flash viewer, unselect all except the historic map (choice of 1775, 1814, 1826, or 1881). The two Java viewers are similar. Unselect all items in the menu except the last. Click on the named box and an extensive menu with sub-menus will appear. The largest collection of historical maps is under "Future Boston Map Collection". Play around until you find what you need.
  • Library of Congress, American Memory project, Boston maps.
  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.
    Scroll part way down to the Boston section and then click on "Launch GIS Professional Browser" to view historical maps.
  • Sanborn maps, Boston, 1885.
  • Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data
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Wards of Boston

Introduction

The town of Boston was divided into companies, or districts, to help keep the order, fighting fires, etc. The concept of the Ward was first codified in 1735. The Overseers of the Poor were having difficulty covering the whole town and proposed to divide the town into twelve wards. The freemen agreed and added that these wards would be the districts for "military considerations," too. The division was given to the Overseers to create and the resulting report for such divisions was accepted by the freeman with the caveat that these boundaries would stay in force until the town decided to change them.[See A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing the Boston Records from 1729 to 1742 (Boston, 1885) [i.e. v. 12], 127, 131-133.] The next change in the ward boundaries came in 1805. [See Lemuel Shattuck, Report to the Committee of the City Council Appointed to Obtain the Census of Boston for the Year 1845 (Boston, 1846), Ap. 4-10, wrongly dating the first division as 1746.]

When Boston incorporated as a city in 1822. Wards were drawn and redefined in 1822, 1838, 1850, 1865, 1875, 1895, 1914, and 1924. The 1875 was set aside by the court and never officially used. These ward boundaries were defined in A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1890, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown, 1847-1873 and of the selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822, also of various other town and municipal officers (Boston, 1891), xxxix, 270 pp. (Boston, 2nd ed., 1909), 402 pp., at pages 7 through 40 [see WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; online at Internet Archive, Google Books, and Hathi Trust (1909 ed.); and in the Municipal Register for 1912, 1924, and 1927 [WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; online links for all years, see the Boston Public Library].

It is important to understand these changes ward boundaries as they are referenced in city directories, census, tax records, and other documents. Voter lists and governmental representation was established by wards. The following is a description and associated map to help learn where these boundaries were. Note that the descriptions are the official boundary and the maps sometimes vary from the descriptions (Note: boundaries and colored areas may differ).

1735

Boston Wards in 1735
A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston (1743) with ward boundaries
Note: 15 churches in the city
Ward Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copps Hill area Starting at the Charlestown Ferry and going up Prince Street (including both sides) to Gee's Corner, left on Salem Street, right on Charter Street, left on Henchman's Lane across Lyn Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 2 Union Wharf area Starting at the harbor (at the end of No. 1 above) up Henchman's Lane, right diagonally across Charter Street [description called this Elder Barker's Corner], along Salem Street [as far as the Rev. Dr. Cutler's], left on Love Street, left on North Street, right on Foster's Lane, across Ship Street to the harbor and to which is added Rumney Marsh [now Chelsea].
Ward No. 3 Fleet Street area Starting at the harbor (at the end of No. 2 above) up Foster's Lane, left on North Street, right on Love Lane, left on Salem Street [to Peirce's Corner though called Gee's Corner for No. 1], left on Prince Street through Bell Alley, right at Clark's Square [Mr. Mountfort's Corner and so the Dolphin Tavern] to Fish Street, and at that point, out to the harbor.
Ward No. 4 Center of North End [Since the description does not match the map, we give the map description first] Starting at Fish Street up Clark's Square, left on Bell Alley through Prince Street, left on Back Street (both sides) to the Mill Creek Bridge, sharp left out Middle Street, right on Wood Lane to Fish Street and the beginning. [From the northeast corner of Prince Street, running down the south side as far as Boucher's Corner, and then on both sides of the way to the Mill Bridge, and from thence on the west side of Middle Street to Prince Street, taking in the Square from Cox's Corner, down the north side of Wood Lane, through Bell Alley, to Capt. Wadsworth's.]
Ward No. 5 Christopher Columbus Park north Starting at Wood Lane, left on Middle Street across the Mill Bridge, left on Union Street to the town dock and out to the harbor, including all of Ann Street and Fish Street to Wood Lane and to include the Red Lion Wharf on Fish Street at the corner of Clark's Square.
Ward No. 6 Lower Hanover Street toward City Hall Starting at the Mill Pond and up the Mill Creek to the Mill Bridge, right on Hanover Street, left on Union Street, right on Wing's Lane [to Bradford's Corner], left on Hanover Street to the "Orange Tree", right on Sudbury Street, left on Hawkins Street [description called it Kneeland's Lane] to the corner of it, then right out the Mill Pond to include Jackson's Still House.
Ward No. 7 Beacon Hill and its back Starting just west of the Jackson's Still House (above) on the Mill Pond and back to the same corner on Hawkins Street, and down it, right on Sudbury Street, right on Southack's Court to its end, then drawn a line southwest over the hill [Beacon Hill] to a point where Southack Street and Beacon Street meet -- all land west of this line including Barton's Point.
Ward No. 8 Faneuil Hall to Long Wharf Starting at the town dock near the intersection of Union and Ann Streets, up Wing's Lane, left on Hanover Street, left on Queen Street around the corner through King Street and out Long Wharf.
Ward No. 9 Old South Meeting House north [From the description not found on the map] Starting at Mr. Bowdoin's Corner on Tremont Street taking in the western side of Beacon Street, down to the bottom of the Common, down School Street, right on Marlborough Street, left on Milk Street, left on Horn Street [Taunan Lane on map], right on Water Street to Oliver's Dock, left on Mackerel Lane, left on King Street through Queen Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 10 Franklin Street area Starting at Mr. Secretary Willard's [on Common Street?], down Rawson's Lane, crossing over Penniman's Corner [i.e. right on Marlborough Street], left on Summer Street, left on Cow Lane, over the Hill [i.e. Fort Hill, so right on Gibbs's Lane, left on Battery March] to Halloway's Shipyard, [assumed up Water Street, left on Taunan Lane, and right] to Milk Street, across South Meeting House Square [i.e. right on Marlborough Street], left on School Street to the beginning [the corner of Tremont and Common Streets].
Ward No. 11 South of Summer Street Starting at the Rawson's Lane and going down Common Street, left on West Street, diagonally across Newbury Street and down Pond Street, left on Blind Street onto Summer Street to Barton's Rope Walk [not on map], along the harbor [not stated so] to Mr. Hubbard's [wharf], up the hill [i.e. Gibbs's Lane], left on Cow Lane, up Summer Street, right on Marlborough Street, left on Rawson's Lane to the beginning.
Ward No. 12 West Street south Starting at the School House on the Common, down West Street, diagonally across Newbury Street and down Pond Street, left on Blind Lane onto Summer Street to Bull's Wharf -- all land south of this line.
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Boston Wards in 1805
A New Plan of Boston (1806)
Note: 19 churches in the city
Ward Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copps Hill area Starting at the Charles River Bridge onto Prince Street, left on North Street to the Winnisimit Ferry.
Ward No. 2 Christopher Columbus Park and north Starting at the Winnisimit Ferry up North Street through Middle Street, left on Proctor's Lane to the Town Slip.
Ward No. 3 Central North End Starting at the Charles River Bridge onto Prince Street, right on Middle Street, left on Proctor's Lane to the Town Slip (as the northern border) and Mill Creek and causeway (as the southern border) -- all land in between.
Ward No. 4 Quincy Market area Starting at the Mill Creek and onto Hanover Street, left on Court Street passed Pemberton Hill and around through State Street and out Long Wharf.
Ward No. 5 North Station area Starting at the Mill Creek and onto Hanover Street, right to Southack's Court, right on Bulfinch Street to Bowdoin Square, left up Cambridge Street, right on Lynde Street and Leverett Street, right on the causeway to the extension of Mill Creek.
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