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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  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Events  ===
  
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| Cocoanut Grove Fire in nightclub killed 492 people and resulted in the change in fire codes for the city.
 
| 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  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Town Histories  ===
  
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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.  
 
*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.  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts Boston Wikipedia page].
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston,_Massachusetts Boston Wikipedia page].
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<center>'''Back Bay''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Back Bay''' </center>  
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*Sunny McClellan Morton, "Boston: City Guide" in ''Family Tree Magazine'', 12, no. 2 [March 2011]: 33-36.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43588199 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1851338|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25ft}}.<br>  
 
*Sunny McClellan Morton, "Boston: City Guide" in ''Family Tree Magazine'', 12, no. 2 [March 2011]: 33-36.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43588199 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1851338|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25ft}}.<br>  
 
*Dexter Smith, ''Cyclopedia of Boston and Vicinity'' (Boston, 1886), [18], 298 pp. with map.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/cyclopediaofbost00smi Internet Archive] (1887 ed.) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011718096 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2473480 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*Dexter Smith, ''Cyclopedia of Boston and Vicinity'' (Boston, 1886), [18], 298 pp. with map.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/cyclopediaofbost00smi Internet Archive] (1887 ed.) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011718096 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2473480 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''Immigration - Ethnicity''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Immigration - Ethnicity''' </center>  
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*William H. Whitmore, ''Port Arrivals and Immigrants to the City of Boston 1715-1716 and 1762-1769'' (Boston, 1900; excerpt rep. Baltimore, 1973), 111 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/volumeofrecordsr29bost#page/228/mode/2up Internet Archive] (original, pp. 229-317), [http://books.google.com/books?id=RTcWAAAAYAAJ&pg=229#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] (original pp. 229-317), and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48185 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/553480 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269432|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 W2p}}.<br>  
 
*William H. Whitmore, ''Port Arrivals and Immigrants to the City of Boston 1715-1716 and 1762-1769'' (Boston, 1900; excerpt rep. Baltimore, 1973), 111 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/volumeofrecordsr29bost#page/228/mode/2up Internet Archive] (original, pp. 229-317), [http://books.google.com/books?id=RTcWAAAAYAAJ&pg=229#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books] (original pp. 229-317), and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48185 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/553480 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269432|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 W2p}}.<br>  
 
*Arnold A. Wieder, ''The Early Jewish Community of Boston's North End'' (Waltham, Mass., 1962), 100 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/889957 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*Arnold A. Wieder, ''The Early Jewish Community of Boston's North End'' (Waltham, Mass., 1962), 100 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/889957 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''Topographical - Pictorial''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Topographical - Pictorial''' </center>  
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*Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ''A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston'' (Boston, 1871; 3rd ed., 1890), lvi, 720 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/atopographicala00shurgoog Internet Archive] (1871 ed.) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=UWkUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/423618268 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1871 ed.); Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ''A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston'' (Boston, 1871; 3rd ed., 1890), lvi, 720 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/atopographicala00shurgoog Internet Archive] (1871 ed.) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=UWkUAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/423618268 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1871 ed.); Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*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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== Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records  ==
 
== Boston Massachusetts Town and City Records  ==
  
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*Boston Records: Marriages 1700-1752 (1909-10).<br>Birth, death and marriage records not yet printer: 1629-1874; 1849-84, indexes, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.1]<br>  
 
*Boston Records: Marriages 1700-1752 (1909-10).<br>Birth, death and marriage records not yet printer: 1629-1874; 1849-84, indexes, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.1]<br>  
 
*Boston Records, Negro births and deaths, 1865-1910, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.2(7)]<br>
 
*Boston Records, Negro births and deaths, 1865-1910, manuscripts held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.B.10.2(7)]<br>
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*List of deaths in Boston, Mass., 1819-1821, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067085~S0 Mss C 98, held by the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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=== Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts City Directories and Almanacs  ===
  
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*''Boston Almanac and Business Directory'' from 1872 (v. 37) to 1894 (v. 59)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/261227285 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL<br>  
 
*''Boston Almanac and Business Directory'' from 1872 (v. 37) to 1894 (v. 59)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/261227285 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>
 
*''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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=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Maps  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Historical Maps  ===
  
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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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<br> {{anchor|intro1}}  
 
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<center>'''Official database'''</center>  
 
<center>'''Official database'''</center>  
 
:#[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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=== Boston Massachusetts Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Cemeteries  ===
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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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*v. 11 - Phipps Street Burying Ground (5 pts.)  
 
*v. 11 - Phipps Street Burying Ground (5 pts.)  
 
*v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.
 
*v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.
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and "City of Boston&nbsp;: military record and burial location of Revolutionary War veterans," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1078428~S0 Mss C 4044, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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<center>'''Boston proper cemeteries''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Boston proper cemeteries''' </center>  
 
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1. '''King's Chapel Burying Ground''', Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)<br>  
 
1. '''King's Chapel Burying Ground''', Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)<br>  
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:Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
 
:Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
  
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::*Graves with and without stones on the east end of the chapell, also a formal consent, 20 April 1748, for reburial in the new chapel, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the Dead in Boston; containing exact transcripts of inscriptions on the sepulchral monuments in the King's Chapel burial ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1853), 339, 17 pp. [various editions]<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00inbrid Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1167516 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268656|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39bt or film 873999 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the Dead in Boston; containing exact transcripts of inscriptions on the sepulchral monuments in the King's Chapel burial ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1853), 339, 17 pp. [various editions]<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00inbrid Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1167516 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268656|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39bt or film 873999 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
::*''Annual Report of the Cemetery Dept. of Boston, Fiscal Year 1902-1903'' (Boston, 1903), p. 35-82. Also published separately.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bost Internet Archive] (reprint) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008699562 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25503633 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|51770|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3b or film 599732 Item 3}}.<br>  
 
::*''Annual Report of the Cemetery Dept. of Boston, Fiscal Year 1902-1903'' (Boston, 1903), p. 35-82. Also published separately.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bost Internet Archive] (reprint) and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008699562 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25503633 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|51770|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3b or film 599732 Item 3}}.<br>  
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984), Six parts in one.<br>Not on WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library].<br>
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984), Six parts in one.<br>Not on WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society Library].<br>
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2. '''Copp's Hill or North Burying Ground''', between Hull St. and Charter St., 1660. (B)<br>  
 
2. '''Copp's Hill or North Burying Ground''', between Hull St. and Charter St., 1660. (B)<br>  
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:City of Boston [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/coppshill.asp cemetery website].<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copp%27s_Hill_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
 
:City of Boston [http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/coppshill.asp cemetery website].<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copp%27s_Hill_Burying_Ground Wikipedia] entry.<br>
  
::*"Burials in Boston's North (Copp's Hill) burial ground, 1707-1709" ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071718~S0 Mss C 1041]), 10 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
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::*"Burials in Boston's North (Copp's Hill) burial ground, 1707-1709," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071718~S0 Mss C 1041, 10 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
::*Josiah Snelling, "Record book for North Burial Ground," 1810-1813, ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083898~S0 Mss C 5900]), [70] p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>  
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::*Book of records for burying grounds, 1810-1813, North District, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067081~S0 Mss C 91, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
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::*Josiah Snelling, "Record book for North Burial Ground," 1810-1813, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083898~S0 Mss C 5900, [70] p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>  
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the dead in Boston; containing an exact transcript from inscriptions, epitaphs and records on the monuments and tombstones in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1852), xxiii, 252 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00brid Internet Archives] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011600843 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4430625 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39b or film 873789 Item 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*Thomas Bridgman, ''Memorials of the dead in Boston; containing an exact transcript from inscriptions, epitaphs and records on the monuments and tombstones in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, in the city of Boston'' (Boston, 1852), xxiii, 252 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/memorialsofdeadi00brid Internet Archives] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011600843 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4430625 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268956|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V39b or film 873789 Item 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*William Henry Whitmore, ''The Graveyards of Boston: First Volume, Copp's Hill Epitaphs'' (Albany, N.Y., 1878), xxiii, 116 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/graveyardsofbost00whit Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=rnGr2f-vZ4oC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2997540 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269145|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3w or film 873764 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*William Henry Whitmore, ''The Graveyards of Boston: First Volume, Copp's Hill Epitaphs'' (Albany, N.Y., 1878), xxiii, 116 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/graveyardsofbost00whit Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=rnGr2f-vZ4oC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2997540 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|269145|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3w or film 873764 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
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::*''Historic Burying Grounds Report and Inventory, October 1986'' (Boston, 1986), v. 2.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/459789233 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*''Historic Burying Grounds Report and Inventory, October 1986'' (Boston, 1986), v. 2.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/459789233 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*Charles Chauncey Wells, ''Boston's Copps Hill Burying Ground Guide'' (Oak Park, Ill., 1998), 64, xxiii, 106, 108 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40639884 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|823094|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37w}}.<br>
 
::*Charles Chauncey Wells, ''Boston's Copps Hill Burying Ground Guide'' (Oak Park, Ill., 1998), 64, xxiii, 106, 108 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40639884 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|823094|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V37w}}.<br>
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3. '''Granary Burying Ground, Common [''now Tremont''] St., 1660. (B, C)<br>'''  
 
3. '''Granary Burying Ground, Common [''now Tremont''] St., 1660. (B, C)<br>'''  
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::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.'' (Salem, Mass., 1918; rep. Bowie, Md., 1997), 255 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00codma#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2127673 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268931|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3g and film 873757 Item 4}} (with digital link); {{FHL|367476|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3c}} (reprint ed.).<br>  
 
::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.'' (Salem, Mass., 1918; rep. Bowie, Md., 1997), 255 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00codma#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2127673 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|268931|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3g and film 873757 Item 4}} (with digital link); {{FHL|367476|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3c}} (reprint ed.).<br>  
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.<br>Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.<br>Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 NEHGS Library], Boston.<br>
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.<br>Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.<br>Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 NEHGS Library], Boston.<br>
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4. '''Quaker Burying Ground''' [site], Congress St., 1709. (B)<br>  
 
4. '''Quaker Burying Ground''' [site], Congress St., 1709. (B)<br>  
  
 
:Note: The meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760. Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 145, said the remains were re-interred in Lynn in 1827. Dunkle and Lainhart [''see below as item B''], 800, say William Mumford bought land on Brattle Square in 1694 for a Quaker meeting house and burying ground. The Society moved to Quaker Lane [''now Congress Street''] in 1708. This Society voted to discontinue in 1808. After eleven years of non-use, the remains of 111 people were exhumed and removed to Lynn. It was uncommon for Quakers to inscribe stones, so this lost cemetery was likely marked with fieldstones. The source for the later is not given.<br>
 
:Note: The meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760. Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 145, said the remains were re-interred in Lynn in 1827. Dunkle and Lainhart [''see below as item B''], 800, say William Mumford bought land on Brattle Square in 1694 for a Quaker meeting house and burying ground. The Society moved to Quaker Lane [''now Congress Street''] in 1708. This Society voted to discontinue in 1808. After eleven years of non-use, the remains of 111 people were exhumed and removed to Lynn. It was uncommon for Quakers to inscribe stones, so this lost cemetery was likely marked with fieldstones. The source for the later is not given.<br>
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5. '''Jewish Burial Ground''', Chamber St., before 1734. (B)<br>  
 
5. '''Jewish Burial Ground''', Chamber St., before 1734. (B)<br>  
  
 
:Note: This burying ground was referenced in a deed of Isaac Solomon in 1735 as a "Burying Ground as it is now fenced in to the Jewish nation." Nothing more is known about this site. See Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 205-206.<br>
 
:Note: This burying ground was referenced in a deed of Isaac Solomon in 1735 as a "Burying Ground as it is now fenced in to the Jewish nation." Nothing more is known about this site. See Thwing [''see History - Topographical above''], 205-206.<br>
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6. '''Central or Boston Common Burying Ground''', Boylston St., 1756. (B, C)<br>  
 
6. '''Central or Boston Common Burying Ground''', Boylston St., 1756. (B, C)<br>  
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::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground, Boston Common, and Inscriptions in the South Burying Ground, Boston'' (Salem, Mass., 1917), 167 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00ogde#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cAcXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1239021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230750|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3cb or film 873757 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground, Boston Common, and Inscriptions in the South Burying Ground, Boston'' (Salem, Mass., 1917), 167 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00ogde#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cAcXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1239021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230750|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3cb or film 873757 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>  
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.<br>Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.<br>Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 NEHGS Library], Boston.<br>
 
::*''Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds'' (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.<br>Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.<br>Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1020897~S0 NEHGS Library], Boston.<br>
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7. '''South Burying Ground or South End Cemetery''', Washington St. between East Newton and East Concord Sts., South End, 1810-1866. (A, B)<br>  
 
7. '''South Burying Ground or South End Cemetery''', Washington St. between East Newton and East Concord Sts., South End, 1810-1866. (A, B)<br>  
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:From the city's [http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/hbgi/SouthEnd.asp Historic Burying Ground Initiative]: When the South End Burying Ground was opened in 1810, it was located on the narrow strip of marshland, Roxbury Neck, which connected the peninsula of Boston to the mainland. The gallows stood at the east edge of the burying ground, near the tidewaters of South Boston Bay, leading to the persistent myth that primarily hanged pirates and other criminal were buried here. In fact, it is difficult to know exactly who is buried here. In the nineteenth century, people of modest means had recorded, but unmarked graves. They could not afford elaborate headstones or other types of monumentation. While there are only 20 grave markers, records indicate that over 11,000 are buried at this site. Successive filling of the marshy site permitted burials in several tiers. It has been reported that South End Burying Ground contains the graves of paupers from the Alms House and inmates from the House of Industry. Mostly, though, this site is known as a working man's burying ground, where families paid a small fee to the City for burials. Interments ceased in this graveyard in 1866.<br><br>'''Note''': Others have taken the short list of inscriptions (noted above and given below) into a long lost cemetery on Boston Neck, but in fact there is only one cemetery in this part of the city.<br>  
 
:From the city's [http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/hbgi/SouthEnd.asp Historic Burying Ground Initiative]: When the South End Burying Ground was opened in 1810, it was located on the narrow strip of marshland, Roxbury Neck, which connected the peninsula of Boston to the mainland. The gallows stood at the east edge of the burying ground, near the tidewaters of South Boston Bay, leading to the persistent myth that primarily hanged pirates and other criminal were buried here. In fact, it is difficult to know exactly who is buried here. In the nineteenth century, people of modest means had recorded, but unmarked graves. They could not afford elaborate headstones or other types of monumentation. While there are only 20 grave markers, records indicate that over 11,000 are buried at this site. Successive filling of the marshy site permitted burials in several tiers. It has been reported that South End Burying Ground contains the graves of paupers from the Alms House and inmates from the House of Industry. Mostly, though, this site is known as a working man's burying ground, where families paid a small fee to the City for burials. Interments ceased in this graveyard in 1866.<br><br>'''Note''': Others have taken the short list of inscriptions (noted above and given below) into a long lost cemetery on Boston Neck, but in fact there is only one cemetery in this part of the city.<br>  
 
::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground, Boston Common, and Inscriptions in the South Burying Ground, Boston'' (Salem, Mass., 1917), 167 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00ogde#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cAcXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1239021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230750|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3cb or film 873757 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>
 
::*Ogden Codman, ''Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground, Boston Common, and Inscriptions in the South Burying Ground, Boston'' (Salem, Mass., 1917), 167 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/stream/gravestoneinscri00ogde#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cAcXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1239021 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|230750|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V3cb or film 873757 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>
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8. '''St. Paul's Cathedral Tombs''' [site], Tremont St., 1823-1914.<br>  
 
8. '''St. Paul's Cathedral Tombs''' [site], Tremont St., 1823-1914.<br>  
  
 
:Note: The tombs were used to the late 19th century and the burials removed in 1914 -- some to Mount Hope Cemetery.<br><br>
 
:Note: The tombs were used to the late 19th century and the burials removed in 1914 -- some to Mount Hope Cemetery.<br><br>
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9. '''Park Street Church Tombs''', Park St., 1824-1861.<br>  
 
9. '''Park Street Church Tombs''', Park St., 1824-1861.<br>  
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:Note: Some burials were re-interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, in 1861.<br><br>
 
:Note: Some burials were re-interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, in 1861.<br><br>
  
10. '''Old Trinity Church Tombs''' [site], Summer St., burned in the Great Fire of 1872.<br>
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What is known about the cemeteries on the island comes from Edward Rowe Snow, ''The Islands of Boston Harbor, Their History and Romance 1626-1935'' (Andover, Mass., 1935), 367 pp. with map, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3488812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)], Not at FHL. The only islands with cemeteries there now are "Deer Island" and "Long Island" - neither are technically islands any more.<br><br> 11. '''Nix's Mate Island Cemetery''' [site], Mix Mate Island, Boston, Harbor, 1724-1735.<br>  
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:Note: Used for the burial of some pirates.<br><br>
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::*Photograph of three gravestones found by the Street Department of the Boston Gas Light Company, July 19, 1888, in excavating in Bosworth St. (formerly Montgomery Pl.) about 10 or 12 feet from Tremont St., [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1073285~S0 Mss A 2448, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Image of three tombstones found under Bosworth St. The inscription on the first stone reads "Here lyes ye body / of John Thomson / Aged 57 years / Died August ye 27 / 1720". The inscription on the second stone reads "Rvth Brading / aged one year / and XI monthes / and 27 dayes / Dyed the 3 of / Jvly 1675". The inscription on the final stone reads "Ebenezer Hile / Son to Henry / &amp; Mary Hile / Age 17 years / Decd May the 7th / 1723."<br><br>
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What is known about the cemeteries on the islands comes from Edward Rowe Snow, ''The Islands of Boston Harbor, Their History and Romance 1626-1935'' (Andover, Mass., 1935), 367 pp. with map, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3488812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)], Not at FHL. The only islands with cemeteries there now are "Deer Island" and "Long Island" - neither are technically islands any more.<br><br>
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12. '''Castle Island Cemetery''', now through landfill, the tip of South Boston, 1762.<br>  
 
12. '''Castle Island Cemetery''', now through landfill, the tip of South Boston, 1762.<br>  
  
 
:There were several individual sites on the island and the cemetery on the southern point. Some burials were moved to Governor's Island in 1892 and others to Deer Island in 1908.<br><br>
 
:There were several individual sites on the island and the cemetery on the southern point. Some burials were moved to Governor's Island in 1892 and others to Deer Island in 1908.<br><br>
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13. '''Thompson's Island Cemetery''' [site], Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor, 1842.<br>  
 
13. '''Thompson's Island Cemetery''' [site], Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor, 1842.<br>  
  
 
:A Boston Death record lists a Charles H. Austin who was buried there in 1842.<br><br>
 
:A Boston Death record lists a Charles H. Austin who was buried there in 1842.<br><br>
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14. '''Deer Island Cemetery''', Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1847.<br>  
 
14. '''Deer Island Cemetery''', Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1847.<br>  
  
 
:This island has a Native American burial site from the King Philip's War in 1675-1676. The island was home to a quarantine station and many immigrants, mostly Irish, who died at the station were buried there in nameless graves. These are two separate sites. The burial grounds are now part of the park and the cemetery listed on maps nearby is Resthaven Cemetery (listed below) but included Waster Water Treatment Facility.<br><br>
 
:This island has a Native American burial site from the King Philip's War in 1675-1676. The island was home to a quarantine station and many immigrants, mostly Irish, who died at the station were buried there in nameless graves. These are two separate sites. The burial grounds are now part of the park and the cemetery listed on maps nearby is Resthaven Cemetery (listed below) but included Waster Water Treatment Facility.<br><br>
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15. '''Governor's Island Cemetery''' [site], 19th century.<br>  
 
15. '''Governor's Island Cemetery''' [site], 19th century.<br>  
  
 
:The cemetery was on the north slope of the hill and every grave was moved in 1908 to Deer Island.<br><br>
 
:The cemetery was on the north slope of the hill and every grave was moved in 1908 to Deer Island.<br><br>
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16. '''Rainsford Island Cemetery''' [site], 1871-1920.<br>  
 
16. '''Rainsford Island Cemetery''' [site], 1871-1920.<br>  
  
 
:Note: This cemetery may no longer exist and it not mentioned in the history above or David Allen Lambert, ''A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries''. The island was home to the adult male Paupers' House from 1871 to 1888. Those residences were moved over to nearby Long Island then and the building housed the adult female paupers. It became the House of Reformation from 1895 to 1920 that was renamed the Suffolk School for Boys. Burials were made from the Paupers' House.<br><br>
 
:Note: This cemetery may no longer exist and it not mentioned in the history above or David Allen Lambert, ''A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries''. The island was home to the adult male Paupers' House from 1871 to 1888. Those residences were moved over to nearby Long Island then and the building housed the adult female paupers. It became the House of Reformation from 1895 to 1920 that was renamed the Suffolk School for Boys. Burials were made from the Paupers' House.<br><br>
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17. '''Long Island Hospital Cemetery''', Long Island, Boston Harbor, 1893.<br>  
 
17. '''Long Island Hospital Cemetery''', Long Island, Boston Harbor, 1893.<br>  
  
 
:The Almshouse was here and buried over 2500 there by 1935. These graves are only marked by lot numbers.<br><br>
 
:The Almshouse was here and buried over 2500 there by 1935. These graves are only marked by lot numbers.<br><br>
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18. '''Resthaven Cemetery''', Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1918.<br>  
 
18. '''Resthaven Cemetery''', Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1918.<br>  
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19. '''Bennington Street Burying Ground''', Bennington corner of Swift Sts., East Boston, 1819. (A)<br><br> 20. '''Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery''', Wordsworth St., East Boston, 1844.<br><br>  
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21. '''South Boston Tombs''' [site], West Seventh and Dorchester Sts., South Boston, 1810.<br>  
 
21. '''South Boston Tombs''' [site], West Seventh and Dorchester Sts., South Boston, 1810.<br>  
  
 
:Note from Toomey and Rankin, History of South Boston, p. 127: Fifteen tombs were built on the spot where the Shurtleff school was and it was supposed that it was used only for a short time.<br><br>
 
:Note from Toomey and Rankin, History of South Boston, p. 127: Fifteen tombs were built on the spot where the Shurtleff school was and it was supposed that it was used only for a short time.<br><br>
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22. '''Hawes Burying Ground''', Old Road now Emerson St., South Boston, 1816. (A, B)<br>  
 
22. '''Hawes Burying Ground''', Old Road now Emerson St., South Boston, 1816. (A, B)<br>  
  
 
:Thomas Hill, "The Only Protestant Burial Ground in South Boston" (mss., 1901) ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1030614~S0 Mss C 3389]), 10 p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br><br>
 
:Thomas Hill, "The Only Protestant Burial Ground in South Boston" (mss., 1901) ([http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1030614~S0 Mss C 3389]), 10 p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br><br>
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23. '''St. Augustine's Cemetery''', West Sixth St. west of Dorchester St., South Boston, 1819.<br>  
 
23. '''St. Augustine's Cemetery''', West Sixth St. west of Dorchester St., South Boston, 1819.<br>  
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:Note: This cemetery was filled not long after 1900.<br>  
 
:Note: This cemetery was filled not long after 1900.<br>  
 
:The [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12290&pid=1484 Archdiocese of Boston Archives] holds the lot sales (1840-1859), burials (1850-1859), copies of gravestones (1819-1850), and an undated list of graves copied from the original records.<br><br>
 
:The [http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12290&pid=1484 Archdiocese of Boston Archives] holds the lot sales (1840-1859), burials (1850-1859), copies of gravestones (1819-1850), and an undated list of graves copied from the original records.<br><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>  
  
 
: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>
 
: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>
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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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=== Boston Massachusetts Churches  ===
 
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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>  
 
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>
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| [[#ch009|New North (1714)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch010|New South (1719)]]
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| [[#ch011|New Brick (1722)]]
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| [[#ch012|Christ's Church (1722)]]
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|-
 +
| [[#ch013|Trinity (1728)]]
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| [[#ch014|Arlington St. (1729)]]
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| [[#ch015|Hollis St. (1737)]]
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|-
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| [[#ch016|West (1737)]]
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| [[#ch017|Mather's (1742)]]
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| [[#ch018|2nd Baptist (1743)]]
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|-
 +
| [[#ch019|Croswell's (1748)]]
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| [[#ch020|Sandermanian (1764)]]
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| [[#ch021|1st Universalist (1785)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch022|Holy Cross (1788)]]  
 +
| [[#ch023|1st Methodist Epis. (1792)]]
 +
|
 +
|}
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_in_Boston Wikipedia] page.<br>
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:Locations:<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>
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to<br>Boston Churches established between 1801 and 1830
::*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>
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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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| [[#ch024|1st Christian (1804)]]  
::*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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| [[#ch025|African Baptist (1805)]]  
:Note:<br>
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| [[#ch026|Bromfield St. Meth. Epis. (1806)]]
::*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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|-
::*Voted to change its name to the '''Society of the First Church in Boston''' in 2005.<br>
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| [[#ch027|Charles St. Baptist (1807)]]
:Records:<br>
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| [[#ch028|Park Street (1809)]]  
::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1630-1882 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=15913263 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>
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| [[#ch029|St. Matthew's Epis. (1816)]]
::*First Church - Penn Scholarship disbursement records, 1717-1819 at the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=hua07011 Harvard University Archives].<br>
 
::*List of Presiding Ministers, dates and texts of sermons at First Congregational Church, Boston, 1842-1845 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=31716019 Boston Athenaeum].<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, accounts, 1711-1788, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books], Ms.f.Am.2313.<br>
 
::*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>
 
::*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>
 
::*[http://www.firstchurchbostonhistory.org/homepage.html#Home Boston's First Church - its Historical Heritage].<br>
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*William Emerson, ''An Historical Sketch of the First Church in Boston: from its formation to the present period'' (Boston, 1812), [2], 256 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1812emer Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lDssAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008587122 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228669274 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1707.<br>
 
::*Arthur B. Ellis, ''History of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1881), lxxxviii, 356 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstchu02elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SRYFDFn4dlcC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11106751 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699'' (Boston, 1883; rep. 1908), vii, 281 pp.<br>This volume includes baptisms from the First Congregational Church only.<br>This volume was microfiched by the Family History Library, {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}} and in digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/bostonbirthsbapt00bosto Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=bEEOAAAAIAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48165 Ancestry] ($). In a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=29 American Ancestors] or [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=3726298 browse] ($).<br>WorldCat (Other Libraries), [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22157954 1883 ed.], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4406400 1908 ed.]; {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}}.<br>Sanford Charles Gladden, ''An Index to the Vital Records of Boston, 1630-1699'' ([Boulder, Colo.], 1969), ii. 188 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/78948 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|224667|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V22g}}.<br>
 
::*Anson Titus, "Marriages of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, A.M., Boston. 1717-1769" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 42 [1888]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n164/mode/2up 152-155], [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n266/mode/2up 250-254].<br>
 
::*''Memorials in the First Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1926?), [40] pp., photographs with descriptive text.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32952677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Richard D. Pierce, ed., ''The Records of The First Church in Boston, 1630-1868'' being vols. 39 to 41 in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1961), 1254 pp.<br>Digital version of Vol. 1 only at [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/62/ DigitalCommons] for viewing only (this takes a couple minutes to download file) and cannot be saved.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13837314 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Leo W. Collins, ''This is Our Church: The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston 1630-2005'' (Boston, 2005), iii, 181 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70714028 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! width="50" scope="col" |  
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| [[#ch030|2nd Universalist (1816)]]
! width="300" scope="col" |  
+
| [[#ch031|Swedenborg (1818)]]
! width="300" scope="col" |  
+
| [[#ch032|Union United Methodist (1818)]]
! width="300" scope="col" |  
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| [[#ch033|Hawes Place (1819)]]
| John Wilson (1632-1667)  
+
| [[#ch034|Union (1819)]]
| Benjamin Wadsworth (1696-1725)  
+
| [[#ch035|St. Augustine's (1819)]]
| Rufus Ellis (1853-1886)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| [[#ch036|St. Paul's Episcopal (1820)]]
| John Cotton (1633-1652)  
+
| [[#ch037|Bulfinch Street (1822)]]
| Thomas Bridge (1705-1715)  
+
| [[#ch038|Green Street (1823)]]
| Stopford Wentworth Brooke (1886-1898)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| [[#ch039|Phillips' (1823)]]
| John Norton (1656-1663)  
+
| [[#ch040|12th Congregational (1825)]]
| Thomas Foxcroft (1717-1769)  
+
| [[#ch041|Bowdoin Street (1825)]]
| James Eells (1898-1905)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch042|13th Congregational (1825)]]
| John Davenport (1668-1670)  
+
| [[#ch043|Bulfinch Place (1826)]]
| Charles Chauncey (1727-1787)  
+
| [[#ch044|Salem Street (1827)]]
| Charles Edward Park (1906-1946)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch045|Berkeley Street (1827)]]
| James Allen (1668-1710)  
+
| [[#ch046|South Congregational (1827)]]
| John Clarke (1778-1798)  
+
| [[#ch047|Clarendon St. Baptist (1827)]]
| Duncan Howlett (1946-1958)
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| [[#ch048|Bethel Church (1828)]]
| John Oxenbridge (1670-1674)  
+
| [[#ch049|Mariner's Church (1828)]]
| William Emerson (1799-1811)  
+
| [[#ch050|St. Stephen's Epis. (1829)]]
| Rhys Williams (1960-2000)
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[#ch051|Grace Church (1829)]]
 +
| [[#ch052|Broadway Universalist (1830)]]
 
|  
 
|  
| Joshua Moody, asst. (1684-1693)  
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|}
| John Lovejoy Abbott (1813-1814)  
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| Stephen Kendrick (2001-20--)
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{| width="85%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to<br>Boston Churches established between 1831 and 1840
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|-
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| [[#ch053|South Baptist (1831)]]
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| [[#ch054|Church St. Methodist (1834)]]
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| [[#ch055|Free Will Baptist (1834)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch056|Broadway Methodist Epis. (1834)]]
 +
| [[#ch057|Warren Street (1834)]]
 +
| [[#ch058|Beacon Universalist (1835)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch059|Central (1835)]]
 +
| [[#ch060|1st Free Church (1835)]]
 +
| [[#ch061|North Baptist (1835)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch062|Church of Our Father (1835)]]
 +
| [[#ch063|St. Mary's (1836)]]
 +
| [[#ch064|St. Patrick's (1836)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch065|Maverick (1837)]]
 +
| [[#ch066|Free Church of St. Mary (1837)]]
 +
| [[#ch067|Suffolk St. Unitarian (1837)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch068|Columbus Ave. African Meth. Epis. (1838)]]
 +
| [[#ch069|N. Russell St. Meth. Epis. (1839)]]
 +
| [[#ch070|Harvard St. Baptist (1839)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch071|Tremont St. Baptist (1839)]]
 +
| [[#ch072|Chardon St. Chapel (1839)]]
 +
| [[#ch073|Zion Evangelical Luth. (1839)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch074|Bowdoin Sq. Baptist (1840)]]
 +
| [[#ch075|E. Boston Universalist (1840)]]
 +
| [[#ch076|German Reformed (1840)]]
 +
|}
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{| width="85%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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|-
 +
! colspan="3" | Quick Links to<br>Boston Churches established between 1841 and 1846
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|-
 +
| [[#ch077|Church of the Disciples (1841)]]
 +
| [[#ch078|Garden Street (1841)]]
 +
| [[#ch079|Mount Vernon (1842)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch080|Meridan St. Meth. Epis. (1842)]]
 +
| [[#ch081|Richmond St. Meth. Epis. (1842)]]
 +
| [[#ch082|West Universalist (1843)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch083|Church of the Messiah (1843)]]
 +
| [[#ch084|3rd Christian (1843)]]
 +
| [[#ch085|Central Sq. Baptist (1844)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch086|Leyden (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch087|St. Peter &amp; St. Paul (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch088|St. Stephen's Catholic (1844)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch089|Church of the Advent (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch090|Messiah (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch091|Pilgrim Congregational (1844)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch092|Holy Trinity (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch093|Most Holy Redeemer (1844)]]
 +
| [[#ch093a|St. Stephen's Chapel (1844)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch093b|St. John's Church (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch094|Union Baptist (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch095|Church of the Saviour (1845)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch096|Broadway Church (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch097|Payson Church (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch098|Boston Bapt. Bethel (1845)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch099|South Universalist (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch100|Universalist Free (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch101|Seamen's Chapel (1845)]]
 +
|-
 +
| [[#ch102|Shawmut Avenue (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch103|Indiana Street (1845)]]
 +
| [[#ch104|28th Congregational (1846)]]
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| [[#ch105|1st Presbyterian (1846)]]
 +
| [[#ch106|1st Ind. Irish Prot. (1846)]]
 
|  
 
|  
| John Bailey, asst. (1693-1697)
 
| Nathaniel L. Frothingham (1815-1850)
 
| Rosemary Lloyd (2005-20--)
 
 
|}
 
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<br> 2. '''Second Church''' or '''North Church''' and latter the '''Old North Church''', 1650-1970.<br>
 
  
:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church,_Boston Second Church, Boston] (historic church) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church_in_Boston Second Church in Boston] (last building).<br>  
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1. '''First Church''', '''Old Church''' or '''Old Brick Church''' [now [http://www.firstchurchboston.org/ '''First Church of Boston''']], 1630.<br>
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 +
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_in_Boston Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*North Square [''called Church Square in 1732''] in the North End, 1650-1776 [see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2885404820 sketch]].<br>Burned in 1676, rebuilt on old site, British troops tear down building for firewood in 1776.<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>  
::*Middle Street [''became part of Hanover Street in 1824''] in the North End, 1779-1849.<br>This was formerly the church for the '''Seventh Church''' or so-called '''New Brick Church''' and became the '''Old North Church'''.<br>
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::*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>  
::*Freeman Place on Beacon Hill, 1849-1854.<br>
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::*Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1808_ChauncyPlace_1stChurch_Boston.png sketch]].<br>  
::*Bedford Street in the Financial District, 1854-1872.<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>  
::*Boylston Street at Copley Square, 1874-1914.<br>  
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:Note:<br>  
::*874 Beacon Street on the corner with Park Drive, 1914-1970.<br>
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::*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>  
:Notes:<br>  
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::*Voted to change its name to the '''Society of the First Church in Boston''' in 2005.<br>  
::*Some members left to form the '''New North Church''' in 1714.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
::*A group of Old Light members led by Samuel Mather seceded in 1742 to form the '''Tenth Church'''. When their pastor died in 1785, they rejoined this church.<br>  
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::*First Church in Boston, Records, 1630-1882 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=15913263 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
::*Congregation invited to combined services at the '''New Brick Church''' (''i.e. '''Seventh Church''' '') after British troops destroyed the Old North Church in 1776.<br>
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::*First Church - Penn Scholarship disbursement records, 1717-1819 at the [http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu//oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=hua07011 Harvard University Archives].<br>  
::*This church merged with the '''Seventh Church''' [or so-called '''New Brick Church'''] to be called the '''Old North Church''' in 1779.<br>  
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::*List of Presiding Ministers, dates and texts of sermons at First Congregational Church, Boston, 1842-1845 at the [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=31716019 Boston Athenaeum].<br>  
::*Church shifts to Unitarian doctrine in 1802.<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>  
::*Church building demolished in 1844 and rebuilt on the same site in 1845 and called The Second Church.<br>  
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::*First Church, records, 1630-1847, {{FHL|229936|item|disp=FHL film 856693 Item 2, 856694 Item 1, 856697 Item 2}}.<br>  
::*Church purchased the '''Freeman Place Chapel''' and moved there. They sold their Hanover Street building to a Methodist congregation.<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>  
::*Church merged with the '''Church of Our Savior''' and moved into their building on Bedford Street in 1854. They sold the Freeman Place building.<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>  
::*Church on Bedford Street dismantled, the land sold, and reassembled the building with slight modifications in Copley Square that opened in 1874.<br>
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:Online resources:<br>  
::*Brought property at the corner of Beacon Street and Park Drive in 1913 and built a church in 1914.<br>  
 
::*The Second Church joined the '''First Church''' to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston''' in 1970.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*A note in the earliest original book state that after 23 years of existence, the church had yet to get a record book and that this sad state of affairs was impossible to restore it to a desirable record. The contemporary records begin in 1673.<br>  
 
::*The church vital records from 1741 to 1768 were lost during the Revolutionary War according to Worthley, but most seem present.<br>  
 
::*Second Church (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1650-1970, held at the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0006 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
 
::*John Lathrop, account book, 1780-1802, minister of the Second Church, held by the [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C000602939 Baker Library], Harvard Business School.<br>
 
::*Second Church, records, 1676-1816, {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 2}}.<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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::*[http://www.firstchurchbostonhistory.org/homepage.html#Home Boston's First Church - its Historical Heritage].<br>
 
:Publications:<br>  
 
:Publications:<br>  
::*Richard Mather, John Cotton, and James Allen, ''A platform of church-discipline;&nbsp;: gathered out of the Word of God; and agreed upon by the elders and messengers of the churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E.&nbsp;: To be presented to the churches &amp; General Court for their consideration &amp; acceptance in the Lord, the 8th. month, anno. 1649'' (1649; rep. Boston, 1701, by the Second Church), [26], 64, [6] pp.<br>Digital transcription [https://firstchurchboxford.org/~firstch1/1cc/documents/The_Cambridge_Platform_-_A_Platform_of_Church_Discipline.pdf online].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/154939287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*William Emerson, ''An Historical Sketch of the First Church in Boston: from its formation to the present period'' (Boston, 1812), [2], 256 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1812emer Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lDssAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008587122 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228669274 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Henry Ware, ''Two Discourses containing the History of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1821), 61 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursesco00waregoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUssAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27700614 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1707.<br>
::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library of the Second Church, 1832'' (Boston, 1832), 17 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49290603 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Arthur B. Ellis, ''History of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1880'' (Boston, 1881), lxxxviii, 356 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstchu02elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=SRYFDFn4dlcC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11106751 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Admissions and baptisms on pp. 226-291.<br>Digital versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=itoxAQAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>  
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::*''Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699'' (Boston, 1883; rep. 1908), vii, 281 pp.<br>This volume includes baptisms from the First Congregational Church only.<br>This volume was microfiched by the Family History Library, {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}} and in digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/bostonbirthsbapt00bosto Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=bEEOAAAAIAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48165 Ancestry] ($). In a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=29 American Ancestors] or [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=3726298 browse] ($).<br>WorldCat (Other Libraries), [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22157954 1883 ed.], [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4406400 1908 ed.]; {{FHL|1155764|item|disp=FHL fiche 6013405-6013407}}.<br>Sanford Charles Gladden, ''An Index to the Vital Records of Boston, 1630-1699'' ([Boulder, Colo.], 1969), ii. 188 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/78948 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|224667|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 V22g}}.<br>  
::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library'' (Boston, 1854), 56 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51339582 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Anson Titus, "Marriages of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, A.M., Boston. 1717-1769" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 42 [1888]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n164/mode/2up 152-155], [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto03unkngoog#page/n266/mode/2up 250-254].<br>  
::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1701 and 1715.<br>  
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::*''Memorials in the First Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1926?), [40] pp., photographs with descriptive text.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32952677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Francis H. Brown, ''The Historical and Other Records Belonging to the Second Church in Boston'' ([Boston, 1888]), 12 pp.<br>Digital version available at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009832047 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45639891 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Richard D. Pierce, ed., ''The Records of The First Church in Boston, 1630-1868'' being vols. 39 to 41 in the ''Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Collections'' (Boston, 1961), 1254 pp.<br>Digital version of Vol. 1 only at [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/62/ DigitalCommons] for viewing only (this takes a couple minutes to download file) and cannot be saved.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13837314 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*George Henry Eager, ''Historical Sketch of the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1894), 43 pp.<br>Digital Version available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1894eage Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4400135 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Leo W. Collins, ''This is Our Church: The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston 1630-2005'' (Boston, 2005), iii, 181 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70714028 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''Three Centuries of Christian Church Life, 1649-1949'' ([Boston], 1949), 13 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32963116 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
::*John Nicholls Booth, ''The Story of the Second Church in Boston, the original Old North; including the Old North Church Mystery'' (Boston, 1959), 92 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4861019 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
 
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2. '''Second Church''' or '''North Church''' and latter the '''Old North Church''', 1650-1970.<br>  
  
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:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church,_Boston Second Church, Boston] (historic church) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Church_in_Boston Second Church in Boston] (last building).<br>
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Brattle Street on the part that was later called Brattle Square, to ca. 1710.<br>The Society of Friends met in Boston as early as 1664. They built the first brick meeting house in Boston in 1694.<br>  
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::*North Square [''called Church Square in 1732''] in the North End, 1650-1776 [see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2885404820 sketch]].<br>Burned in 1676, rebuilt on old site, British troops tear down building for firewood in 1776.<br>  
::*Leverett's Lane [''also called Quaker Lane and later became Congress Street''], ca. 1710-1808.<br>  
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::*Middle Street [''became part of Hanover Street in 1824''] in the North End, 1779-1849.<br>This was formerly the church for the '''Seventh Church''' or so-called '''New Brick Church''' and became the '''Old North Church'''.<br>
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::*Freeman Place on Beacon Hill, 1849-1854.<br>
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::*Bedford Street in the Financial District, 1854-1872.<br>
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::*Boylston Street at Copley Square, 1874-1914.<br>
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::*874 Beacon Street on the corner with Park Drive, 1914-1970.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
::*Their meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760 and they rebuilt on the same site.<br>  
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::*Some members left to form the '''New North Church''' in 1714.<br>
::*They voted to "laid down" in 1808, though they met informally at Milton Place (in 1847).<br>  
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::*A group of Old Light members led by Samuel Mather seceded in 1742 to form the '''Tenth Church'''. When their pastor died in 1785, they rejoined this church.<br>
::*The Boston meeting was officially restarted in 1870 and became a Monthly Meeting in 1883.<br>  
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::*Congregation invited to combined services at the '''New Brick Church''' (''i.e. '''Seventh Church''' '') after British troops destroyed the Old North Church in 1776.<br>
::*Boston Monthly Meeting merged into the Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1944.<br>  
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::*This church merged with the '''Seventh Church''' [or so-called '''New Brick Church'''] to be called the '''Old North Church''' in 1779.<br>
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::*Church shifts to Unitarian doctrine in 1802.<br>
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::*Church building demolished in 1844 and rebuilt on the same site in 1845 and called The Second Church.<br>  
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::*Church purchased the '''Freeman Place Chapel''' and moved there. They sold their Hanover Street building to a Methodist congregation.<br>
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::*Church merged with the '''Church of Our Savior''' and moved into their building on Bedford Street in 1854. They sold the Freeman Place building.<br>
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::*Church on Bedford Street dismantled, the land sold, and reassembled the building with slight modifications in Copley Square that opened in 1874.<br>  
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::*Brought property at the corner of Beacon Street and Park Drive in 1913 and built a church in 1914.<br>  
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::*The Second Church joined the '''First Church''' to form '''The First and Second Church of Boston''' in 1970.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1661-1707;<br>  
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::*A note in the earliest original book state that after 23 years of existence, the church had yet to get a record book and that this sad state of affairs was impossible to restore it to a desirable record. The contemporary records begin in 1673.<br>  
::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1707-1792;<br>  
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::*The church vital records from 1741 to 1768 were lost during the Revolutionary War according to Worthley, but most seem present.<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1792-1808;<br>  
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::*Second Church (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1650-1970, held at the [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0006 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
::*Boston Working Group, 1870-1879; and<br>
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::*John Lathrop, account book, 1780-1802, minister of the Second Church, held by the [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C000602939 Baker Library], Harvard Business School.<br>  
::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1879-1883 are<br>All part of the Salem Monthly Meeting records held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
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::*Second Church, records, 1676-1816, {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 856699 Item 2}}.<br>
::*Boston Monthly Meeting, 1883-1944, held by the Rhode Island Historical Society.<br>  
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:Online:<br>  
::*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).  
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::*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>
 
: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>  
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::*Richard Mather, John Cotton, and James Allen, ''A platform of church-discipline;&nbsp;: gathered out of the Word of God; and agreed upon by the elders and messengers of the churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E.&nbsp;: To be presented to the churches &amp; General Court for their consideration &amp; acceptance in the Lord, the 8th. month, anno. 1649'' (1649; rep. Boston, 1701, by the Second Church), [26], 64, [6] pp.<br>Digital transcription [https://firstchurchboxford.org/~firstch1/1cc/documents/The_Cambridge_Platform_-_A_Platform_of_Church_Discipline.pdf online].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/154939287 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
::*Richard D. Stattler, ''Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England'' ([Providence, R.I.], 1997), iv, 113 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45195875 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|686253|item|disp=FHL book 974 K2sr}}.<br>
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::*Henry Ware, ''Two Discourses containing the History of the Old North and New Brick Churches, united as the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1821), 61 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twodiscoursesco00waregoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUssAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27700614 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library of the Second Church, 1832'' (Boston, 1832), 17 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49290603 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
<br> 4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<br>  
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::*Chandler Robbins, ''A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston: to which is added a History of the New Brick Church'' (Boston, 1852), viii, 320 pp.<br>Admissions and baptisms on pp. 226-291.<br>Digital versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historyofsecon00robb Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=itoxAQAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1440474 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180902|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2rc}}.<br>  
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::*''Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Library'' (Boston, 1854), 56 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51339582 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Jeremiah Colburn, "Marriages in Boston, Mass. from the Original Certificates of the Clergymen Officiating" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 34 [1880]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor34wate#page/94/mode/2up 94-96], for 1701 and 1715.<br>
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::*Francis H. Brown, ''The Historical and Other Records Belonging to the Second Church in Boston'' ([Boston, 1888]), 12 pp.<br>Digital versions available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalotherr00seco Internet Archive] and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009832047 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45639891 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*George Henry Eager, ''Historical Sketch of the Second Church in Boston'' (Boston, 1894), 43 pp.<br>Digital Version available at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch1894eage Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4400135 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*''Three Centuries of Christian Church Life, 1649-1949'' ([Boston], 1949), 13 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32963116 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*John Nicholls Booth, ''The Story of the Second Church in Boston, the original Old North; including the Old North Church Mystery'' (Boston, 1959), 92 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4861019 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>
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::*The group first met usually at the home of Thomas Gould, the first pastor, in Charlestown [''not then part of Boston''] and later at his place on Noodle's Island [''now East Boston''], 1665-1679.
 
::*The first meetinghouse built off from Back Street on the shore of the Mill Pond in the North End [''later it became Stillman Street''], 1679-1771.<br>
 
::*They built a larger structure on the same site, 1771-1829.<br>
 
::*They built a brick church on Hanover Street at the corner of Union Street, 1829-1854.<br>
 
::*They moved to a brick building on Somerset Street on Beacon Hill, 1854-1877.<br>
 
::*They moved to the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Rutland Street in the South End, 1877-1882.<br>
 
::*They moved to the church at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street, 1882-present.<br>
 
:Notes:<br>
 
::*This church was formed by two women and seven men in Charlestown in 1665.<br>
 
::*Its doors were ordered nailed shut in 1680 by order of the Governor and Council for a week.<br>
 
::*Its pastor Samuel Stillman help to establish Rhode Island College [''now Brown University''] and the first Baptist Missionary Society in America [''now The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts''] in 1764.<br>
 
::*First African Church [''now the People's Baptist Church in Roxbury''] gathered here in 1805.<br>
 
::*Established a sabbath school in 1816.<br>
 
::*Found the Newton Theological School [''now the Andover Newton Theological School''] in 1825.<br>
 
::*The congregation sold their church to a new congregation that formed in South Boston and the building was floated over to its new location in 1829.<br>
 
::*The '''Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church''' merged with this church in 1877.<br>
 
::*The church bought its present building from the Brattle Square Unitarian Society who had it constructed in 1872.<br>
 
:Records:<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1960, held by [http://anew.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49/ Andover Newton Theological School], Newton, Mass., Mss. 1986-2 [''search catalog with church as author''], and six microfilmed subsets of this collection.<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1879, {{FHL|277649|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 6}}.<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, record book, 1665-1797 (microfilm), 217 leaves, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674691 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48010039 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1771-1960 (microfilm), held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Mercer University, Atlanta, Ga.<br>
 
::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1838, transcription by James S. Loring in 1848 of the list of members with baptisms and deaths, held by [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=50024420 Massachusetts Historical Society].<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>
 
:Publications:<br>
 
::*James M. Winchell, ''Jubilee Sermon: Two Discourses Exhibiting an Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church in Boston from its First Formation in Charlestown 1655 to the Beginning of 1818 (Boston, 1819), 47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15569613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>''
 
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1839), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36725203 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1843), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18891591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1853), 36 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=YgoXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39323489 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church, Boston: With the Church covenant, articles of faith, and a list of present members'' (Boston, 1891), 64 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13047440 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*Nathan E. Wood, ''The History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Philadelphia, 1899), x, 378 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstbap01woodgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=qFwYwvjornAC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2222240 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180735|item|disp=FHL film 1320779 Item 3}}.<br>
 
::*John W. Brush, ''Legacy of Faith: A Short History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Groveland, Mass., 1965), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9628542 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
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| Francis Harold Rowley (1900-1910)
 
| Jay Warren VanHorn (2003-2006)
 
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| Joseph Clay (1807-1808)
 
| Austen Kennedy deBlois (1911-1925)
 
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<br> 5. '''Third Church''' or '''South Church''' [now called [http://www.oldsouth.org/ '''Old South Church in Boston'''] officially or the '''New Old North Church'''], 1669.<br>  
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3. '''Quaker Meetinghouse''', 1661-1808, 1870-present.<br>  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_South_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>
 
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
::*Cedar Meeting House, 1670-1729.<br>This was on Marlborough Street [''between Summer and School Streets and became part of Washington Street in 1824 at the corner of Milk Street''']. This building was torn down as it was no longer big enough, and the new brick meeting house (below) constructed on the same spot.<br>  
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::*Brattle Street on the part that was later called Brattle Square, to ca. 1710.<br>The Society of Friends met in Boston as early as 1664. They built the first brick meeting house in Boston in 1694.<br>  
::*[http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/default.aspx Old South Meeting House], 1729-1875.<br>  
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::*Leverett's Lane [''also called Quaker Lane and later became Congress Street''], ca. 1710-1808.<br>
::*645 Boylston Street (at the corner of Dartmouth St.) on Copley Square, 1875-present.<br>  
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::*Their meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760 and they rebuilt on the same site.<br>
::*This church was organized by twenty-eight members from the First Church who believed in the Halfway Covenant in 1669.<br>  
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::*They voted to "laid down" in 1808, though they met informally at Milton Place (in 1847).<br>
::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<br>  
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::*The Boston meeting was officially restarted in 1870 and became a Monthly Meeting in 1883.<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. These records are held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-cms Congregational Library, RG 1031], Boston.<br>  
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::*Boston Monthly Meeting merged into the Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1944.<br>
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:Records:<br>
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::*Boston Working Group, 1661-1707;<br>
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::*Boston Preparative Meeting, 1707-1792;<br>
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::*Boston Working Group, 1792-1808;<br>
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::*Boston Working Group, 1870-1879; and<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>
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::*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).<br>  
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::*Society of Friends papers, 1842-1924, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=12989,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0093].<br>
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::*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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::*Richard D. Stattler, ''Guide to the Records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England'' ([Providence, R.I.], 1997), iv, 113 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45195875 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|686253|item|disp=FHL book 974 K2sr}}.<br>
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4. '''Annabaptist Church''' or [http://www.firstbaptistchurchofboston.org '''First Baptist Church'''], 1665.<br>
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>
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::*The group first met usually at the home of Thomas Gould, the first pastor, in Charlestown [''not then part of Boston''] and later at his place on Noodle's Island [''now East Boston''], 1665-1679.  
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::*The first meetinghouse built off from Back Street on the shore of the Mill Pond in the North End [''later it became Stillman Street''], 1679-1771.<br>  
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::*They built a larger structure on the same site, 1771-1829.<br>  
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::*They built a brick church on Hanover Street at the corner of Union Street, 1829-1854.<br>
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::*They moved to a brick building on Somerset Street on Beacon Hill, 1854-1877.<br>
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::*They moved to the '''Suffolk Street Chapel''' at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Rutland Street in the South End, 1877-1882.<br>  
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::*They moved to the church at 110 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Clarendon Street, 1882-present.<br>
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::*This church was formed by two women and seven men in Charlestown in 1665.<br>
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::*Its doors were ordered nailed shut in 1680 by order of the Governor and Council for a week.<br>
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::*Its pastor Samuel Stillman help to establish Rhode Island College [''now Brown University''] and the first Baptist Missionary Society in America [''now The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts''] in 1764.<br>
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::*First African Church [''now the People's Baptist Church in Roxbury''] gathered here in 1805.<br>
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::*Established a sabbath school in 1816.<br>
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::*Found the Newton Theological School [''now the Andover Newton Theological School''] in 1825.<br>
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::*The congregation sold their church to a new congregation that formed in South Boston and the building was floated over to its new location in 1829.<br>
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::*The '''Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church''' merged with this church in 1877.<br>
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::*The church bought its present building from the Brattle Square Unitarian Society who had it constructed in 1872.<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>  
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1960, held by [http://anew.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49/ Andover Newton Theological School], Newton, Mass., Mss. 1986-2 [''search catalog with church as author''], and six microfilmed subsets of this collection.<br>  
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1879, {{FHL|277649|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 6}}.<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, record book, 1665-1797 (microfilm), 217 leaves, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674691 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48010039 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1771-1960 (microfilm), held by the [http://abhsarchives.org/docs/Colgate_Original.pdf American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library], Mercer University, Atlanta, Ga.<br>
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::*First Baptist Church, records, 1665-1838, transcription by James S. Loring in 1848 of the list of members with baptisms and deaths, held by [http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/record.php?id=50024420 Massachusetts Historical Society].<br>  
 
:Online:<br>  
 
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::*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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::*John Hull, "Narrative of the separation of the Old South (Third) Church from the First Church, 1670's".<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54532243 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*James M. Winchell, ''Jubilee Sermon: Two Discourses Exhibiting an Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church in Boston from its First Formation in Charlestown 1655 to the Beginning of 1818 (Boston, 1819), 47 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15569613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>''
::*Benjamin B. Wisner, ''History of the Old South Church'' (Boston, 1830) [''in four sermons''], 122 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout1830wisn Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kYMsAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4151841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 1698203 Item 7}}.<br>
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1839), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36725203 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''The Confession of Faith and Form of Covenant, of the Old South Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, with Lists of the Founders, the Pastors, the Ruling Elders and Deacons, and the Members'' (Boston, 1841) [''earlier and later editions'''], 88 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/confessionoffait00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=q60qOUzyxwUC Google Books] (1855 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810112054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1843), 36 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18891591 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*''List of Pastors, Officers, and Members of the Old South Church, in Boston, June 1, 1870: also, a list of members admitted since January 1, 1855'' (Boston, 1870), 34 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8420818 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''A Brief History of the First Baptist Church in Boston, with a list of its present members'' (Boston, 1853), 36 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=YgoXAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39323489 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Elizabeth Putnam Sohier, ''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 73 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5910139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''Historical Sketch of the First Baptist Church, Boston: With the Church covenant, articles of faith, and a list of present members'' (Boston, 1891), 64 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13047440 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Everett W. Burdett, ''History of the Old South Meeting-House in Boston'' (Boston, 1877), 106 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoldsouth01burdgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=QXURAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4392518 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Nathan E. Wood, ''The History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Philadelphia, 1899), x, 378 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyfirstbap01woodgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=qFwYwvjornAC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2222240 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180735|item|disp=FHL film 1320779 Item 3}}.<br>  
::*''An Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston'' (Boston, 1883).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalcatalo00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com?id=AjYvhIFuRhUC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/263035303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|256715|item|disp=FHL film 476882}} (with digital link).<br>  
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::*John W. Brush, ''Legacy of Faith: A Short History of the First Baptist Church of Boston'' (Groveland, Mass., 1965), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9628542 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Hamilton A. Hill, ''History of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston 1669-1884'' (Boston, 1890), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout01hill v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout02hill v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=QNcMAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=EuSVOPIwcosC v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11488736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|178686|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2h (off-site) or film 1698141 Item 15}}.<br>  
 
::*Richard B. Stanley, ''Old South Church in Boston: its history in outline, 1669-1927'' (Boston, 1927?), 29 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12540120 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
::*''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston?, 1929), 71 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11899022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
 
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| Jacob M. Manning (1857-1882)
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| Herbert S. Johnson (1938-1940)
 
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| Samuel Willard (1678-1707)  
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| John Hunt (1771-1775)  
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| George Angier Gordon (1884-1927)
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| Harry Howard Kruener (1940-1948)
 
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| Joseph Eckley (1779-1811)  
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| Russell Henry Stafford (1927-1945)
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| John U. Miller (1949-1956)
 
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| Joshua Huntington (1808-1819)  
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| Frederick M. Meek (1946-1973)
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| Benjamin B. Wisner (1821-1832)  
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| James W. Crawford (1974-2002)
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| Charles W. Griffin (1961-1970)
 
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| Nancy S. Taylor (2005-20--)
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<br> 6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.  
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5. '''Third Church''' or '''South Church''' [now called [http://www.oldsouth.org/ '''Old South Church in Boston'''] officially or the '''New Old North Church'''], 1669.<br>
  
:Locations:  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_South_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>
::*Boston offered the use of the Boston Latin School on School Street for as long as they needed, 1685-1715.<br>  
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::*They purchased land on School Street in 1704 but were not allowed to build their church until 1715.<br>  
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::*Cedar Meeting House, 1670-1729.<br>This was on Marlborough Street [''between Summer and School Streets and became part of Washington Street in 1824 at the corner of Milk Street''']. This building was torn down as it was no longer big enough, and the new brick meeting house (below) constructed on the same spot.<br>
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::*[http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/default.aspx Old South Meeting House], 1729-1875.<br>  
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::*645 Boylston Street (at the corner of Dartmouth St.) on Copley Square, 1875-present.<br>  
 
:Note:<br>  
 
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::*They sold their building to the Eleventh Congregational Church in 1748 as there were only seven congregants left.<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>  
::*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huguenots_plaque,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6664.JPG Commemorative plaque] about their church [''no location given''].<br>  
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::*This congregation occupied King's Chapel from 1777 to 1782 during the Revolutionary War when that church's ministers fled.<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>  
::*No extant records.<br>  
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::*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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::*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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::*Abiel Holmes, ''Memoir of the French Protestants, who Settled at Oxford, Massachusetts, A.D. 1686; with a Sketch of the Entire History of the Protestants of France'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1826), iv, 84 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.kouroo.info/kouroo/transclusions/18/26/1826_Huguenots.pdf online].<br>Reprinted in ''Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 3rd Series, 2 [1830]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=0r8TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 1-83].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2202649 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*John Hull, "Narrative of the separation of the Old South (Third) Church from the First Church, 1670's".<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54532243 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
::*E. T. Fisher, trans., ''Report of a French Protestant Refugee, in Boston, 1687'' (Brooklyn, 1868), 42 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/reportoffrenchpr00fish Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=c2xHAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12027639 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*Benjamin B. Wisner, ''History of the Old South Church'' (Boston, 1830) [''in four sermons''], 122 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout1830wisn Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kYMsAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4151841 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|277586|item|disp=FHL film 1698203 Item 7}}.<br>  
::*Charles C. Smith, "The French Protestants in Boston" in Justin Windsor, ed., ''Memorial History of Boston'' (Boston, 1880-1881), [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA249 2: 249-268].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj or film 1036727}} (with digital link).<br>  
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::*''The Confession of Faith and Form of Covenant, of the Old South Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, with Lists of the Founders, the Pastors, the Ruling Elders and Deacons, and the Members'' (Boston, 1841) [''earlier and later editions'''], 88 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/confessionoffait00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=q60qOUzyxwUC Google Books] (1855 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/810112054 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
::*Charles W. Baird, ''History of the Huguenot Emigration to America'' (New York, 1885; rep. Baltimore, 1966), 2: [http://archive.org/stream/cihm_07410#page/n235/mode/2up 220-254].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/421483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|112854|item|disp=FHL book 973 F2hb}} (1966 ed., with digital link) and {{FHL|129079|item|disp=FHL film 496568}}.<br>  
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::*''List of Pastors, Officers, and Members of the Old South Church, in Boston, June 1, 1870: also, a list of members admitted since January 1, 1855'' (Boston, 1870), 34 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8420818 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
::*Worthington C. Ford, "Ezechiel Carre and the French Church in Boston" in ''Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 52 [1918-1919]: 121-132.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1695300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264031|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 C4p}}.<br>  
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::*Elizabeth Putnam Sohier, ''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston, 1876), 73 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5910139 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
::*Percival Merritt, "The French Protestant Church in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 26 [1927]: 323-347, and published privately in 1927.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|481450|item|disp=FHL film 844531}}.<br>  
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::*Everett W. Burdett, ''History of the Old South Meeting-House in Boston'' (Boston, 1877), 106 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoldsouth01burdgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=QXURAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4392518 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''An Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston'' (Boston, 1883).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalcatalo00olds Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com?id=AjYvhIFuRhUC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/263035303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|256715|item|disp=FHL film 476882}} (with digital link).<br>  
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::*Hamilton A. Hill, ''History of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston 1669-1884'' (Boston, 1890), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout01hill v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/historyofoldsout02hill v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=QNcMAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=EuSVOPIwcosC v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11488736 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|178686|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K2h (off-site) or film 1698141 Item 15}}.<br>  
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::*Richard B. Stanley, ''Old South Church in Boston: its history in outline, 1669-1927'' (Boston, 1927?), 29 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12540120 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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::*''History of the Old South Church of Boston'' (Boston?, 1929), 71 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11899022 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
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<br> 7. [http://www.kings-chapel.org/ '''King's Chapel'''], 1688.<br>
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6. '''French Huguenot Church''', 1686-1748/1764.  
  
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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::*Boston offered the use of the Boston Latin School on School Street for as long as they needed, 1685-1715.<br>
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::*They purchased land on School Street in 1704 but were not allowed to build their church until 1715.<br>
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::*They sold their building to the Eleventh Congregational Church in 1748 as there were only seven congregants left.<br>
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::*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huguenots_plaque,_Boston,_MA_-_IMG_6664.JPG Commemorative plaque] about their church [''no location given''].<br>
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::*No extant records.<br>
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::*Abiel Holmes, ''Memoir of the French Protestants, who Settled at Oxford, Massachusetts, A.D. 1686; with a Sketch of the Entire History of the Protestants of France'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1826), iv, 84 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.kouroo.info/kouroo/transclusions/18/26/1826_Huguenots.pdf online].<br>Reprinted in ''Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 3rd Series, 2 [1830]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=0r8TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1 1-83].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2202649 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*E. T. Fisher, trans., ''Report of a French Protestant Refugee, in Boston, 1687'' (Brooklyn, 1868), 42 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/reportoffrenchpr00fish Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=c2xHAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12027639 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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::*Charles C. Smith, "The French Protestants in Boston" in Justin Windsor, ed., ''Memorial History of Boston'' (Boston, 1880-1881), [http://books.google.com/books?id=U0AOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA249 2: 249-268].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/978152 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|191622|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H2wj or film 1036727}} (with digital link).<br>
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::*Charles W. Baird, ''History of the Huguenot Emigration to America'' (New York, 1885; rep. Baltimore, 1966), 2: [http://archive.org/stream/cihm_07410#page/n235/mode/2up 220-254].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/421483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|112854|item|disp=FHL book 973 F2hb}} (1966 ed., with digital link) and {{FHL|129079|item|disp=FHL film 496568}}.<br>
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::*Worthington C. Ford, "Ezechiel Carre and the French Church in Boston" in ''Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society'', 52 [1918-1919]: 121-132.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1695300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1264031|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 C4p}}.<br>
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::*Percival Merritt, "The French Protestant Church in Boston" in the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions'', 26 [1927]: 323-347, and published privately in 1927.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1564125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|481450|item|disp=FHL film 844531}}.<br>
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7. [http://www.kings-chapel.org/ '''King's Chapel'''], 1688.<br>
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Chapel Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:Location:<br>  
 
:Location:<br>  
 
::*58 Tremont Street at the corner with School Street has been its only location.<br>  
 
::*58 Tremont Street at the corner with School Street has been its only location.<br>  
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::*King's Chapel, records, 1686-1942, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0249&hi=on&tag=archdesc&query=king%27s%20chapel Ms. N-1867].<br>  
 
::*King's Chapel, records, 1686-1942, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0249&hi=on&tag=archdesc&query=king%27s%20chapel Ms. N-1867].<br>  
::*"Graves with and without stones, King's Chapel, Boston, Mass.," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021], R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  
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::*"Graves with and without stones, King's Chapel, Boston, Mass.," [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071727~S0 Mss C 1021, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
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::*King's Chapel, pew owners' list, n.d. (but before 1775), [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071314~S0 Mss C 1004, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
 
::*King's Chapel, records, i.e. baptisms (1703-1824), marriages (1718-1842), and burials (1714-1844), {{FHL|228481|item|disp=FHL films 837128, 856698 Item 2, 837129 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
::*King's Chapel, records, i.e. baptisms (1703-1824), marriages (1718-1842), and burials (1714-1844), {{FHL|228481|item|disp=FHL films 837128, 856698 Item 2, 837129 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
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<br> 8. '''Fourth Church''', '''Brattle Street Church''', and last the '''Church in Brattle Square''', 1698-1876.<br>  
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8. '''Fourth Church''', '''Brattle Street Church''', and last the '''Church in Brattle Square''', 1698-1876.<br>  
  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brattle_Street_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brattle_Street_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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<br> 9. '''Fifth Church''' or '''New North Church''', 1714-1863/1884.<br>  
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<br> 10. '''Sixth Church''' or '''New South Church''', 1719-1866.<br>  
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10. '''Sixth Church''' or '''New South Church''', 1719-1866.<br>  
  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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::*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], Boston.<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], Boston.<br>  
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::*Marriages performed by Rev. Samuel Checkley, pastor of the New South Church, 1721-1762, copied by Hattie Haush, [1953?], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071259~S0 Mss C 1045, 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.  
 
::*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.  
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<br> 11. '''Seventh Church''' or '''New Brick Church''', 1722-1779.<br>  
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11. '''Seventh Church''' or '''New Brick Church''', 1722-1779.<br>  
  
 
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<br> 12. [http://oldnorth.com/site/ '''Christ's Church'''], but commonly called the '''Old North Church''', 1722.<br>  
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12. [http://oldnorth.com/site/ '''Christ's Church'''], but commonly called the '''Old North Church''', 1722.<br>  
  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Church Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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::*Records prior to 1806 report lost in 1885 survey, but that has been proven inaccurate.<br>  
 
::*Records prior to 1806 report lost in 1885 survey, but that has been proven inaccurate.<br>  
 
::*Old North Church (Christ Church in the City of Boston), records, 1569-1997, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0290 Ms. N-2249].<br>  
 
::*Old North Church (Christ Church in the City of Boston), records, 1569-1997, held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0290 Ms. N-2249].<br>  
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::*Christ Church (Boston, Mass.) records, 1724-1851, copies of vital records from the original held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=113773 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1864].<br>
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::*Christ Church, Boston, records [1723-1774], contributed by M.K D. Babcock ([Boston?, 1945?]), held by the [http://catalog.bostonathenaeum.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=176705 Boston Athenaeum, 964B6.C46.a].<br>
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::*The Clark's register of Christ Church Boston [manuscript], 1723-1851, held by the [http://catalog.bostonathenaeum.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=426905 Boston Athenaeum, $964+C483+c].<br>
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::*The Clark's register of Christ Church Boston [photocopy of manuscript], 1723-1851, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1093839~S0 Mss 990, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<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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<br> 13. '''Trinity Church''' [and now officially [http://trinitychurchboston.org/ '''Trinity Church in the City of Boston''']], 1728/1734.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Church_%28Boston%29 Wikipedia] page.<br>  
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::*The third church at its present location is opened 9 February 1877.<br>  
 
::*The third church at its present location is opened 9 February 1877.<br>  
 
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::*Trinity Church records, have been deposited at various times in repositories around the city, but are at present held in the church building.<br>  
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::*Trinity Church records, 1820-1869, {{FHL|683176|item|disp=FHL film 1306087 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
::*Trinity Church records, 1820-1869, {{FHL|683176|item|disp=FHL film 1306087 Item 1}}.<br>  
 
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<br> 14. '''Long Lane Church''' [later the '''Federal Street Church''' and now the [http://www.ascboston.org/ '''Arlington Street Church''']], 1729.<br>  
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:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Street_Church_%28Boston%29 Federal Street Church] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Street_Church Arlington Street Church].<br>  
 
:Wikipedia pages: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Street_Church_%28Boston%29 Federal Street Church] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Street_Church Arlington Street Church].<br>  
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<br> 15. '''Eighth Church''', '''Harvard Street Church''', '''South Meeting House''', but later known as '''Hollis Street Church''', 1732-1887.<br>  
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:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Street_Church Hollis Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Street_Church Hollis Street Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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::*Records, 1732-1789 said by Harold Worthley to be held by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1970, but they could not be located in their catalog.<br>  
 
::*Records, 1732-1789 said by Harold Worthley to be held by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1970, but they could not be located in their catalog.<br>  
::*Hollis Street Church, ledger, 1787-1788, subscriptions to rebuild the church, Ms. N-1407 (Tall) held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.<br>  
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::*Hollis Street Church (Boston, Mass.) account ledger, 1787-1788, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=20292 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1407 (Tall)].<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.  
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::*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.<br>
::*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.  
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::*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. <br>
 
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: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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<br> 16. '''Ninth Church''', '''West Church''' or '''Lynde Street Church''', 1737-1889.<br>  
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<br> 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch017}} 17. '''Tenth Church''', '''Bennett Street Church''', or '''Samuel Mather's Church''', 1742-1785.<br>  
  
 
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<br> 18. '''Second Baptist Church''', then '''Baldwin Place Baptist Church''', and finally '''Warren Avenue Baptist Church''', 1743-1912.<br>  
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<br> 19. '''Eleventh Church''', '''School Street Church''', or '''Rev. Andrew Croswell's Church''', 1748-1785.<br>  
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<br> 20. '''Sandemanian Society''', 1764-ca.1823.<br>  
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::*No known ministers used by this group.<br>
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<br> {{anchor|ch021}} 21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>  
 
 
21. '''First Universalist Church''', 1785-1864.<br>  
 
  
 
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<br> 22. '''Church of the Holy Cross''' and now [http://holycrossboston.com/ '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''], 1788.<br>  
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:[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>  
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<br> {{anchor|ch023}} 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>  
 
 
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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<center>[NOTE: Churches after 1800 have had less research done on their entries.]</center>  
<br> 24. '''First Christian Church''', 1804.<br>  
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25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>  
 
25. '''African Baptist Church''', '''Independent Baptist Church''', and the '''Belknap Street Church''', 1805.<br>  
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26. '''Second Methodist Church''' and later '''Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1806-1913.<br>  
 
26. '''Second Methodist Church''' and later '''Bromfield Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1806-1913.<br>  
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27. '''Third Baptist Church''' and later '''Charles Street Baptist Church''', 1807-1877.<br>  
 
27. '''Third Baptist Church''' and later '''Charles Street Baptist Church''', 1807-1877.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*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>  
 
::*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 record book, 1812-1853, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=13074,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0154].<br>This is the record for the term of Rev. Daniel Sharp that includes the vital records.<br>
 
::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, marriages and deaths, 1807-1865, {{FHL|277660|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
::*Charles Street Baptist Church records, marriages and deaths, 1807-1865, {{FHL|277660|item|disp=FHL film 856702 Item 5}}.<br>  
 
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28. [http://www.parkstreet.org/ '''Park Street Church'''], 1809-present.<br>  
 
28. [http://www.parkstreet.org/ '''Park Street Church'''], 1809-present.<br>  
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29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-sometime after 1946.<br>  
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29. '''St. Matthew's Episcopal Church''', 1816-1948.<br>  
  
 
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::*The first two years, services were held in a school house conducted by lay readers.<br>  
 
::*The first two years, services were held in a school house conducted by lay readers.<br>  
 
::*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>  
 
::*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>  
::*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>  
 
::*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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30. '''Second Universalist Church''' and later '''Church of the Redemption''', 1816-1935.<br>  
 
30. '''Second Universalist Church''' and later '''Church of the Redemption''', 1816-1935.<br>  
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31. '''The New Jerusalem Church''' [Swedenborg] and now called [http://www.churchonthehillboston.org/ '''Church on the Hill'''], 1818-present.<br>  
 
31. '''The New Jerusalem Church''' [Swedenborg] and now called [http://www.churchonthehillboston.org/ '''Church on the Hill'''], 1818-present.<br>  
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32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>  
 
32. '''First African Methodist Episcopal Society''' or '''May Street Mission''' (1818-1860),<br>  
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33. '''Hawes' Place Church''', 1819-before 1888.<br>  
 
33. '''Hawes' Place Church''', 1819-before 1888.<br>  
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34. '''Essex Street Church''' or '''Union Church''', 1819-1948.<br>  
 
34. '''Essex Street Church''' or '''Union Church''', 1819-1948.<br>  
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35. '''St. Augustine's Church''', 1819. [Catholic]<br>  
 
35. '''St. Augustine's Church''', 1819. [Catholic]<br>  
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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>  
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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>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Church_of_St._Paul,_Boston Cathedral Church of St. Paul Wikipedia page].<br>  
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37. '''Bulfinch Street Church''', 1822-1863.<br>  
 
37. '''Bulfinch Street Church''', 1822-1863.<br>  
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38. '''Leyden Church''' or '''Green Street Church''', 1823-1844.<br>  
 
38. '''Leyden Church''' or '''Green Street Church''', 1823-1844.<br>  
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39. '''Evangelical Congregational Church''' or '''Phillips' Church''', 1823-present?<br>  
 
39. '''Evangelical Congregational Church''' or '''Phillips' Church''', 1823-present?<br>  
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40. '''Twelfth Congregational Church''', 1825-1863.<br>  
 
40. '''Twelfth Congregational Church''', 1825-1863.<br>  
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41. '''Hanover Street Church''' and later '''Bowdoin Street Church''', 1825-1861.<br>  
 
41. '''Hanover Street Church''' and later '''Bowdoin Street Church''', 1825-1861.<br>  
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42. '''Thirteenth Congregational Church''' or '''Purchase Street Church''', 1825-ca. 1858.<br>  
 
42. '''Thirteenth Congregational Church''' or '''Purchase Street Church''', 1825-ca. 1858.<br>  
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43. '''Tuckerman Chapel''', '''Bulfinch Place Church''' or '''Pitts Street Chapel''', 1826-1943.<br>  
 
43. '''Tuckerman Chapel''', '''Bulfinch Place Church''' or '''Pitts Street Chapel''', 1826-1943.<br>  
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| Ivan Anton Klein (1942-1957)
 
| Ivan Anton Klein (1942-1957)
 
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44. '''Salem Street Church''', 1827-1879.<br>  
 
44. '''Salem Street Church''', 1827-1879.<br>  
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45. '''Pine Street Church''', '''Berkeley Street Church''', or '''Berkeley Temple''', 1827-1907.<br>  
 
45. '''Pine Street Church''', '''Berkeley Street Church''', or '''Berkeley Temple''', 1827-1907.<br>  
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46. '''South Congregational Church''' and sometimes '''Hale's Church''', 1827-1929.<br>  
 
46. '''South Congregational Church''' and sometimes '''Hale's Church''', 1827-1929.<br>  
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47. '''Federal Street Baptist Church''', later '''Rowe Street Baptist Church''', and finally '''Clarendon Street Baptist Church''', 1827.<br>  
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48. '''Bethel Church''', 1828-present.<br>  
 
48. '''Bethel Church''', 1828-present.<br>  
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| George S. Small (1885-1931)
 
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49. '''Mariner's Church''', 1828-1871.<br>  
 
49. '''Mariner's Church''', 1828-1871.<br>  
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50. '''St. Stephen's Chapel''' and later '''St. Stephen's Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1872/1880?<br>  
 
50. '''St. Stephen's Chapel''' and later '''St. Stephen's Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1872/1880?<br>  
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51. '''Grace Church''' [''Episcopal''], 1829-1865.<br>  
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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>  
 
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Church_%28Boston,_Massachusetts%29 Grace Church Wikipedia page].<br>  
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::*This church was dissolved in 1864.<br>  
 
::*This church was dissolved in 1864.<br>  
 
::*Their building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Society of North Russell Street in 1865.<br>  
 
::*Their building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Society of North Russell Street in 1865.<br>  
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::*Seemingly part of a merger with the '''Church of The Redeemer''' (1875) in 1961.<br>
 
:Records:<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>  
 
::*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>  
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::*Grace Church (Boston, Mass.) papers, 1839, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=19292 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. S-480].<br>
 
::*Grace Church records, 1828-1865, {{FHL|278003|item|disp=FHL film 856701 Item 2}}.<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>  
 
::*Grace Church vital records, 1831-1864, {{FHL|261101|item|disp=FHL film 1289676 Items 3-4}}.<br>  
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52. '''Fourth Universalist Society''', '''Broadway Universalist Society''', and '''Church of Our Father''', 1830-1920.<br>  
 
52. '''Fourth Universalist Society''', '''Broadway Universalist Society''', and '''Church of Our Father''', 1830-1920.<br>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>
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53. '''South Baptist Church''', 1831-present.<br>  
 
53. '''South Baptist Church''', 1831-present.<br>  
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:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
::*This group purchased the unoccupied Methodist Religious Society on the southwest corner of Broadway and C Street in South Boston.<br>
 
::*This group purchased the unoccupied Methodist Religious Society on the southwest corner of Broadway and C Street in South Boston.<br>
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54. '''Third Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Church Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1834-1879.<br>  
 
54. '''Third Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Church Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1834-1879.<br>  
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:Records:<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>
 
::*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>
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55. '''Free Will Baptist Church''', 1834-bef. 1850.<br>  
 
55. '''Free Will Baptist Church''', 1834-bef. 1850.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records of this church are unknown.<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>  
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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>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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::*Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1835-1872, {{FHL|494818|item|disp=FHL film 1508865 Items 6-7}}.<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>
 
::*Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1835-1885, {{FHL|494823|item|disp=FHL film 1508864 Item 31}}.<br>
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57. '''Warren Street Chapel''', '''Barnard Memorial''', '''Warrenton Street Chapel''', and '''Barnard Memorial Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1834-1925.<br>  
 
57. '''Warren Street Chapel''', '''Barnard Memorial''', '''Warrenton Street Chapel''', and '''Barnard Memorial Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1834-1925.<br>  
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<br> 58. '''Fifth Universalist Society''', '''Shawmut Universalist Society''', (unofficially as) '''Every-Day Church''', and '''Beacon Universalist Parish''', 1835-1943.<br>  
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58. '''Fifth Universalist Society''', '''Shawmut Universalist Society''', (unofficially as) '''Every-Day Church''', and '''Beacon Universalist Parish''', 1835-1943.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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:Records:<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>  
 
::*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>  
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::*Record of marriages and baptisms performs by George Richards, 1845-1851, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1083429~S0 Mss A 5848, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Transcribed version by Michael Leclerc published as "Baptisms and marriages performed by George Richards of the Central Congregational Church in Boston, 1845-1851" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 159 [2005]: 365-370.<br>
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#079 - Examining Committee, confessions of faith, 1842, part of the Aaron Hobart Papers, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1022331~S0 Mss 206, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
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:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
  
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59. '''Franklin Street Church''' and later '''Central Church''' or '''Central Congregational Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1931.<br>  
 
59. '''Franklin Street Church''' and later '''Central Church''' or '''Central Congregational Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1931.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is likely with the federated church.<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>  
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60. '''First Free Church''' or '''Marlborough Chapel''' [''Trinitarian''], 1835-1843.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
::*The congregation worshipped at Congress Hall and Amory Hall from 1835 to 1838.<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>  
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::*They built the Marlboro Chapel on Washington Street in 1838.<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
:Notes:<br>  
 
::*The largest hall of the several in the new church held 2000 people.<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 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>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>  
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
 
:Ministers: [''with years served'']<br>
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61. '''North Baptist Church''', 1835-ca. 1840<br>  
 
61. '''North Baptist Church''', 1835-ca. 1840<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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62. '''East Boston Unitarian Church''' or '''Church of Our Father''', 1835-1974.<br>  
 
62. '''East Boston Unitarian Church''' or '''Church of Our Father''', 1835-1974.<br>  
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:Records:<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>
 
::*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>  
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63. '''St. Mary's Church''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1836-1992.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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::*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>  
 
::*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>
 
::*All records not listed above have been moved to '''St. Leonard of Port Maurice''' in Boston.<br>
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64. [http://www.saintpatricksroxbury.com/ '''St. Patrick's Church'''] [''Roman Catholic''], 1836-present.<br>  
 
64. [http://www.saintpatricksroxbury.com/ '''St. Patrick's Church'''] [''Roman Catholic''], 1836-present.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The identity of this church and thus location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The identity of this church and thus location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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65. '''Maverick Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1837-bef. 1936.<br>  
 
65. '''Maverick Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1837-bef. 1936.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records are unknown, but likely to be with Grace Church Federated.<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>  
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66. '''St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors''' or '''Free Church of St. Mary''' (for sailors), 1837-1878, 1891-1942.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*There is no explanation for the gap in the records below.<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>  
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::*St. Mary's Free Church for Sailors records, 1837-1878, 1891-1942, 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>
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::*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>
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67. '''Suffolk Street Unitarian Chapel''', 1837-bef. 1865.<br>  
 
67. '''Suffolk Street Unitarian Chapel''', 1837-bef. 1865.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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68. '''Second African Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Zion Church''' and now '''Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church''', 1838-present.<br>  
 
68. '''Second African Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''Zion Church''' and now '''Columbus Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church''', 1838-present.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely to be with the church.<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>  
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69. '''Fourth Methodist Episcopal Church''' or '''North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1839-1873.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) in 1873.<br>  
 
::*This congregation merged with the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) in 1873.<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
::*Originals of the microfilmed records below are at the School of Theology Library, Boston University.<br>  
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::*Originals of the microfilmed records below are at the [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/#boston-north-russell School of Theology Library, CAH CH-MA B6 R8], Boston University.<br>  
 
::*North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1837-1864, {{FHL|500045|item|disp=FHL film 1508912 Item 10}}.<br>
 
::*North Russell Street Methodist Episcopal Church, membership records, 1837-1864, {{FHL|500045|item|disp=FHL film 1508912 Item 10}}.<br>
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70. '''Harvard Street Church''' [''Baptist''], 1839.<br>  
 
70. '''Harvard Street Church''' [''Baptist''], 1839.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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71. '''First Baptist Free Church''' or '''Tremont Street Baptist Church''', 1839-1863.<br>  
 
71. '''First Baptist Free Church''' or '''Tremont Street Baptist Church''', 1839-1863.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The records were held by the Baptist Missionary Union per the 1885 survey.<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>  
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72. '''Chardon Street Chapel''' [''Christian''], 1839.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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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>  
 
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>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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74. '''Bowdoin Square Baptist Church''', 1840-1876.<br>  
 
74. '''Bowdoin Square Baptist Church''', 1840-1876.<br>  
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::*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 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>
 
::*Bowdoin Square Baptist Church of Christ, minutes, 1840-1876, {{FHL|247960|item|disp=FHL film 14733}}.<br>
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75. '''Sixth Universalist Church''' or '''East Boston Universalist Church''', then '''Central Square Universalist Church''', 1840-1948.<br>  
 
75. '''Sixth Universalist Church''' or '''East Boston Universalist Church''', then '''Central Square Universalist Church''', 1840-1948.<br>  
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:Records:<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>
 
::*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>  
 
76. '''German Evangelical Church''' or '''German Reformed Church''', 1840-bef. 1880.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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77. '''Church of the Disciples''' [''Unitarian''], 1841-1942.<br>  
 
77. '''Church of the Disciples''' [''Unitarian''], 1841-1942.<br>  
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78. '''Garden Street Chapel''' and later '''Garden Street Church''', 1841.  
 
78. '''Garden Street Chapel''' and later '''Garden Street Church''', 1841.  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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79. '''Mount Vernon Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1842-1970.<br>  
 
79. '''Mount Vernon Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1842-1970.<br>  
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:Records:<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>
 
::*Mount Vernon Congregational Church records, 1842-1970, held by the [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg/efg-bmvcc Congregational Library, RG 0026], Boston.<br>
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80. '''Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1842-1880) and later '''Meridian Bethel Mission''' (1880-1917), 1842-1917.<br>  
 
80. '''Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1842-1880) and later '''Meridian Bethel Mission''' (1880-1917), 1842-1917.<br>  
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::*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, 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>
 
::*Meridian Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1844-1909 (microfilm of the above), {{FHL|505125|item|disp=FHL film 1508945 Items 14-17}}.<br>
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81. '''Richmond Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1842-1849.<br>  
 
81. '''Richmond Street Methodist Episcopal Church''', 1842-1849.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely part of the '''First Methodist Episcopal Church''' (1792) descendancy.<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>  
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83. '''Church of the Messiah''' [''Episcopal''], 1843-1923.<br>  
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83. '''Church of the Messiah''' [''Episcopal''], 1843-1928.<br>  
  
 
:Locations:<br>  
 
:Locations:<br>  
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::*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, 1843-1864 (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>
 
::*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>
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84. '''The Third Christian Church''', 1843-1843?.<br>  
 
84. '''The Third Christian Church''', 1843-1843?.<br>  
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85. '''East Boston Baptist Church''' or '''Central Square Baptist Church''', 1844-1916.<br>  
 
85. '''East Boston Baptist Church''' or '''Central Square Baptist Church''', 1844-1916.<br>  
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: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>
 
::*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>
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86. '''Leyden Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>  
 
86. '''Leyden Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>  
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:Locations:<br>  
 
::*The location of this church is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of this church is unknown.<br>
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87. '''Church of St. Peter and St. Paul''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-1995.<br>  
 
87. '''Church of St. Peter and St. Paul''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-1995.<br>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>  
 
88. '''Free Church''', '''St. John's Church''', and then '''St. Stephen's Church''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-1992.<br>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>
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89. '''Church of the Advent''' [''Episcopal''], 1844.<br>  
 
89. '''Church of the Advent''' [''Episcopal''], 1844.<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>  
 
::*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>
 
::*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>
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90. '''Messiah Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>  
 
90. '''Messiah Church''' [''Congregational''], 1844-1846.<br>  
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: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.
 
::*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>  
 
91. '''Church of the Pilgrim''' or '''Pilgrim Congregational Society''' [''Trinitarian''], 1844-1852.<br>  
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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92. '''Church of the Holy Trinity''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-2008.<br>  
 
92. '''Church of the Holy Trinity''' [''Roman Catholic''], 1844-2008.<br>  
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::*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>  
 
::*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>
 
::*The remainder of records are with the '''Cathedral of the Holy Cross'''.<br>
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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>  
 
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>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>  
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94. '''St. Stephen's Chapel of the Mission to the Poor''', 1844-1875.<br>
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95. '''St. John's Episcopal Church''', 1845-1979.<br>
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::*This church building is now [2011] the East Boston Headstart, [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_John%27s_Church,_East_Boston,_MA_-_April_2011.jpg see image].<br>
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::*St. John's Church records, 1845-1979, held by the [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Diocesan Library and Archives], Boston.<br>
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96. '''Union Baptist Church''', 1845-1863.<br>  
  
 
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::*''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>
 
::*''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>
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95. '''Church of the Saviour''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1863.<br>  
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97. '''Church of the Saviour''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1863.<br>  
  
 
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::*The location of the original records is unknown, but likely with the succession of merged churches.<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>  
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98. '''Broadway Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-bef.1870.<br>  
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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97. '''Payson Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1860.<br>  
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99. '''Payson Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1860.<br>  
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The original records of the church have not been located, but like were given to the merged church.<br>
 
::*The original records of the church have not been located, but like were given to the merged church.<br>
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98. '''Boston Baptist Bethel''', 1845-1921.<br>  
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100. '''Boston Baptist Bethel''', 1845-1921.<br>  
  
 
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:Locations:<br>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>  
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100. '''Universalist Free Church''', 1845-ca. 1848.<br>  
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101. '''Seamen's Chapel''' [''Episcopal''], 1845-bef. 1870.<br>  
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103. '''Seamen's Chapel''' [''Episcopal''], 1845-bef. 1870.<br>  
  
 
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:Locations:<br>  
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::*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>
 
::*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>  
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104. '''Suffolk Street Union Church''' and soon after the '''Shawmut Avenue Church''' [''Trinitarian''], 1845-1954.<br>  
  
 
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:Locations:<br>  
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::*The location of the original records is unknown.<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>
 
::*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>  
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105. '''Indiana Street Church''' [''Unitarian''], 1845-1856.<br>  
  
 
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:Records:<br>  
 
:Records:<br>  
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
 
::*The location of the original records is unknown.<br>
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104. '''Twenty-Eighth Congregational Church''', 1846-1888.<br>  
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106. '''Twenty-Eighth Congregational Church''', 1846-1888.<br>  
  
 
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105. '''First Presbyterian Church''', 1846-1932.<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  ===
 
=== Boston Massachusetts Town records  ===
  
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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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'''.<br>
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<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.7]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Town Papers'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.7]</center>  
 
<br> These records are in seven bound volumes. They are not in the catalog, but there is a finding aid in the department.<br>  
 
<br> These records are in seven bound volumes. They are not in the catalog, but there is a finding aid in the department.<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>  
 
:#1759-1764: Petitions, accounts, leases, reports, bills, lists, accounts (esp. of 1760 fire damage), agreements, smallpox of 1764, etc.; about 350 individual documents.<br>  
 
:#1765-1776: Accounts, bills, petitions, reports, receipts, warnings out, lists, letters, etc.; over 375 individual documents.<br>
 
:#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>  
 
<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>  
 
<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>  
 
<center>'''Boston Town Records'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.1]</center>  
 
<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>  
 
<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>  
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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>  
 
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 Selectmen's Minutes'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.3]</center>  
 
<center>'''Boston Selectmen's Minutes'''<br>[Ms.f.Bos.3]</center>  
 
<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>  
 
<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>  
 
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>  
<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>  
 
<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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<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>  
 
<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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The complete Taking books for 1780 were published in the ''Bostonian Society Publications'', 9: 9, 137. Notable but exclusively missing records are:<br>  
 
The complete Taking books for 1780 were published in the ''Bostonian Society Publications'', 9: 9, 137. Notable but exclusively missing records are:<br>  
  
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:1687 - Boston tax list, division 4, 1687, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071702~S0 Mss C 1032, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with digital image.<br>
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:1780 - Assessments and accounts for certain wards [''i.e. 4-8, 10, 12''], Boston, Mass., 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071703~S0 Mss C 1024, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<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>  
 
: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>  
: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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:1784 - Return made on form provided to the Assessors of the Town of Boston by John Kneeland, Jr., and John Ballard, 1784, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=4341,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1276]; Property return lists of Samuel Blodgett and Robert Rogerson made to the Assessors of the Town of Boston, 1784, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=4342,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1277].<br>
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:1785 - Ward 12 taking book, 1785, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=105430 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. S-265].<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>  
 
: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>  
 
: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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:1794 - Houses in Boston, 3 Sept. 1794, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071700~S0 Mss C 1003, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
 
: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>  
 
: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>  
 
:1803 - Transfer books only.<br>  
 
:1803 - Transfer books only.<br>  
 
:1809 - missing Taking books for Wards 5-8.<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>
 
: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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:*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>  
 
:*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>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, records, 1792-1853. [Ms.qBos.W1(2)]<br>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, records, 1792-1853. [Ms.qBos.W1(2)]<br>  
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:*Overseers of the Poor, register of gaol paupers, 1806-1816. [Ms.fAm.2323]<br>  
 
:*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>  
 
:*Overseers of the Poor, loose papers, 171?-1874. [Ms.Bos.W2]<br>  
:*Overseers of the Poor, records held by the [http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society] but not reflected in their online catalog.<br>Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, eds., ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor'' (Boston, 2007), being part of the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 69, 1041 pp.<br>Note: This book transcribes the records of the overseer held by MHS only, so to be comprehensive, check the records at the Boston Public Library above.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85776590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.<br>
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:*Boston Overseers of the Poor records, 1733-1925, held by the [http://balthazaar.masshist.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=20577 Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms. N-1879], also microfilmed as P-368 with an [http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0144 online guide] to this edition.<br>Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, eds., ''The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor'' (Boston, 2007), being part of the ''Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts'', v. 69, 1041 pp.<br>Note: This book transcribes the records of the overseer held by MHS only, so to be comprehensive, check the records at the Boston Public Library above.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85776590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1474297|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4cs v. 69}}.<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1755-1756, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6398,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1565].<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, December 9, 1777, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6400,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1567]<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1777-1779, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=details.IDC,SPECIFIC=6399,DATABASE=BIBLIO, The Bostonian Society, MS0119-DC1566].<br>
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:*Records of the Overseers of the Poor for the City of Boston, 1803-1877, held by [http://rfi.bostonhistory.org/boston/default.asp?IDCFile=detailsG.IDC,SPECIFIC=12967,DATABASE=GROUP, The Bostonian Society, MS0070].<br>
  
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:*Peter C. Holloran, ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930'' (Boston, 1989; rep. 1994), 330 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18814744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.<br>
 
:*Peter C. Holloran, ''Boston's Waywards Children: Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930'' (Boston, 1989; rep. 1994), 330 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18814744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|569231|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 J3h}}.<br>
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:*[http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 PrimaryResearch].<br>
 
:*[http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=378&catid=68&Itemid=106 PrimaryResearch].<br>
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:*Bonds, 1679-1700, For security against strangers (1v., ca. 100p.), includes list of French people admitted to the colony. [Ms.qBos.679.1]<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>  
 
:*Bonds, 1749-1807, Collector's bonds from the treasurer or selectmen, no index. [Ms.Bos.749B folio]  
 
:*Bonds, 1749-1807, Collector's bonds from the treasurer or selectmen, no index. [Ms.Bos.749B folio]  
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:*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>  
 
:*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>  
 
:*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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:*Treasurer's accounts, 1688-1691/2. [Ms.Bos.Tr.1.Folio]<br>  
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:*[Children between the ages of 4 and 7 years who do or do not receive instruction, Boston, Mass.], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071737~S0 Mss C 1022, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Vote, 11 Mar. 1727, and petition, 24 June 1729, concerning a town granary, Boston, Mass., [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071712~S0 Mss C 1027, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Town of Boston, Mass., papers, 1780-1785, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1076581~S0 Mss C 3235, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*A list of subscribers for supplying the town treasury, Boston, 3 July 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071719~S0 Mss C 1042, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Subscriptions for the Boston almshouse, 11 Apr. 1781, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067083~S0 Mss C 87, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with online image.<br>
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:*List of men belonging to Engine No. 2, 16 June 1780, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1064694~S0 Mss C 100, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with image ($).<br>
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:*[Abatements on account of loss by fire, Wards 10 and 11, Boston, Mass., August 1794], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1071711~S0 Mss C 1023, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society].<br>
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:*Records for Hose Company No. 3, 1870-1875, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082388~S0 Mss A 5389, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*Proceedings of the Committee on Necklands, 1823-1829, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1064421~S0 Mss A 1117, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>
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:*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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:*Boston Warnings out, 1763-1779, and other towns, see the [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Adlow_Collection|Adlow Collection]].<br><br>
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<center>'''Boston Record Commissioners Series (Vols. 1-39)'''</center>  
 
<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|A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg]] 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>  
 
<br>[[Image:A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg|thumb|right|280px|A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, vol. 7.jpg]] 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>  
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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>  
 
:*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>
 
:*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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=== Boston Massachusetts City records  ===
 
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The records of each department is held in the department unless they transferred their older records to the City Archives. For a list of all stored records, see the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/ City Archives guide]. Below is a sampling of records held by the archives with occasional references to material held elsewhere as noted. For a listing of officials and employees, 1905-1937, see the [http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/officials-and-employees-1905-1937/ online published reports].<br>  
 
The records of each department is held in the department unless they transferred their older records to the City Archives. For a list of all stored records, see the [http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/guide/ City Archives guide]. Below is a sampling of records held by the archives with occasional references to material held elsewhere as noted. For a listing of officials and employees, 1905-1937, see the [http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/officials-and-employees-1905-1937/ online published reports].<br>  
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Section 15 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821, “An Act Establishing the City of Boston,” provided the City Council with the power to assess taxes. The same section provided for the election by the City Council, Mayor and Alderman, or by the citizens of Assessors and Assistant Assessors. Prior to 1854, the Assessors were located within the Treasury Department. Assessors, as well as, Assistant Assessors were chosen by concurrent vote of the City Council until 1885. In 1885, the power to appoint Assessors was transferred to the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. Chapter 93 of the Special Acts of 1918 reorganized the Assessing Department and created a Board of three Assessors appointed by the Mayor and subject to his removal.<br>  
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<br> Section 15 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821, “An Act Establishing the City of Boston,” provided the City Council with the power to assess taxes. The same section provided for the election by the City Council, Mayor and Alderman, or by the citizens of Assessors and Assistant Assessors. Prior to 1854, the Assessors were located within the Treasury Department. Assessors, as well as, Assistant Assessors were chosen by concurrent vote of the City Council until 1885. In 1885, the power to appoint Assessors was transferred to the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. Chapter 93 of the Special Acts of 1918 reorganized the Assessing Department and created a Board of three Assessors appointed by the Mayor and subject to his removal.<br>  
  
 
The Assessing Department operates under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Assessing and is divided into three programs: Tax Administration, Valuation, and Abatement. The Department determines the fair cash value and classification of all real and personal property located in the city. The department maintains official maps, property description data, ownership records and assessment, abatement and exemption records.<br>  
 
The Assessing Department operates under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Assessing and is divided into three programs: Tax Administration, Valuation, and Abatement. The Department determines the fair cash value and classification of all real and personal property located in the city. The department maintains official maps, property description data, ownership records and assessment, abatement and exemption records.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-tax-lists-1826-1865/ Boston Tax Lists, 1826-1865], published lists.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-tax-lists-1826-1865/ Boston Tax Lists, 1826-1865], published lists.<br>
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The first mention of a Town Recorder is the following action of the Selectmen, July 5, 1641: “Our brother John Oliver (a selectman) is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and to keep the Towne’s booke.” From 1693 to 1822, the custodian of the Town records was called the Town Clerk. Section 10 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 stated that the City Clerk shall have all the powers, and perform all the duties belonging to the Town Clerk of the Town of Boston.<br>  
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<br> The first mention of a Town Recorder is the following action of the Selectmen, July 5, 1641: “Our brother John Oliver (a selectman) is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and to keep the Towne’s booke.” From 1693 to 1822, the custodian of the Town records was called the Town Clerk. Section 10 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 stated that the City Clerk shall have all the powers, and perform all the duties belonging to the Town Clerk of the Town of Boston.<br>  
  
 
As provided by the City Charter, the City Clerk of Boston is elected by the City Council for a term of three years. The Office of the Clerk, under the direction of the City Clerk, accepts, files, records, and maintains all municipal records. The City Clerk publishes the agenda for all City Council meetings, records all Council and related Mayor actions, and edits and compiles the minutes of Council meetings. The Department also maintains the City Council document system database and publishes, on a yearly basis, all ordinances and amended codes. The City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Archives Commission.<br>  
 
As provided by the City Charter, the City Clerk of Boston is elected by the City Council for a term of three years. The Office of the Clerk, under the direction of the City Clerk, accepts, files, records, and maintains all municipal records. The City Clerk publishes the agenda for all City Council meetings, records all Council and related Mayor actions, and edits and compiles the minutes of Council meetings. The Department also maintains the City Council document system database and publishes, on a yearly basis, all ordinances and amended codes. The City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Archives Commission.<br>  
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*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/dbasearch/ Boston City Business Registration (DBA database)].<br>  
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/dbasearch/ Boston City Business Registration (DBA database)].<br>  
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/citycouncil/ Boston City Council, June 2001-present].<br>
 
*[http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/citycouncil/ Boston City Council, June 2001-present].<br>
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The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, "the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.<br>  
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<br> The City Charter (Chapter 121 of the Acts of 1821) established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, "the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.<br>  
  
 
Powers related to the administration of the Police were transferred to the Board of Police Commissioners by Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878. Chapter 266 of the Acts of 1885, an act to amend the charter of the City of Boston, transferred to the Mayor the power to appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen, all officers and boards elected by the City Council or Board of Aldermen, and all offices that may be established in the future. All executive powers vested in the Board of Aldermen were transferred to the Mayor to be exercised through the several officers and boards of the City in their respective departments, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor.<br>  
 
Powers related to the administration of the Police were transferred to the Board of Police Commissioners by Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878. Chapter 266 of the Acts of 1885, an act to amend the charter of the City of Boston, transferred to the Mayor the power to appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen, all officers and boards elected by the City Council or Board of Aldermen, and all offices that may be established in the future. All executive powers vested in the Board of Aldermen were transferred to the Mayor to be exercised through the several officers and boards of the City in their respective departments, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor.<br>  
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*United States Census, 1830, 1 volume. [0100.012]<br>United States Census of Boston presented to the City Council to be kept for public inspection in the City Council room.<br>  
 
*United States Census, 1830, 1 volume. [0100.012]<br>United States Census of Boston presented to the City Council to be kept for public inspection in the City Council room.<br>  
 
*Committee on Alien Passengers records, 1847-1848, 3 document cases. [0140.011]<br>Records of the Joint Committee on Alien Passengers, 1847-1848. Includes minutes, petitions and memorials, Inspector of Alien Passengers correspondence and reports, and Deer Island Hospital administrative records. There is an [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20City%20Council%20Joint%20Committee%20on%20Alien%20Passengers%20records_tcm3-30019.pdf online guide to records].<br>
 
*Committee on Alien Passengers records, 1847-1848, 3 document cases. [0140.011]<br>Records of the Joint Committee on Alien Passengers, 1847-1848. Includes minutes, petitions and memorials, Inspector of Alien Passengers correspondence and reports, and Deer Island Hospital administrative records. There is an [http://www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/Guide%20to%20the%20City%20Council%20Joint%20Committee%20on%20Alien%20Passengers%20records_tcm3-30019.pdf online guide to records].<br>
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The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May of 1874 and was succeeded July 1, 1895 by the Board of Election Commissioners. This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours for holding the same. The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term beginning on the 1st of April. The two leading political parties must be equally represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the Mayor.<br>  
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<br> The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May of 1874 and was succeeded July 1, 1895 by the Board of Election Commissioners. This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours for holding the same. The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term beginning on the 1st of April. The two leading political parties must be equally represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the Mayor.<br>  
  
 
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1941-1950/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1941-1950], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>  
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1941-1950/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1941-1950], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>  
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1951-1960/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1951-1960], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/city-of-boston-lists-of-residents-1951-1960/ Boston Lists of Residents, 1951-1960], published and arranged by ward, precinct, and street.<br>
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The origins of the Boston Fire Department date back to 1678 with the establishment of the first engine company and the receipt of the first hand fire engine in North America. The Board of Fire Wards was established on February 1, 1711. Prominent men were chosen as Fire Wards and were responsible for the operation and maintenance of the equipment assigned to their ward. Chapter 52 of the Acts of 1825, "An Act Establishing a Fire Department in the City of Boston and an Ordinance for the preventing and extinguishing of fires and establishing a fire department" went into full operation in April of 1826. With this legislation, the Board of Fire Wards was dissolved. All records and property belonging to the city were transferred to the Chief Engineer in May of 1826.<br>  
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<br> The origins of the Boston Fire Department date back to 1678 with the establishment of the first engine company and the receipt of the first hand fire engine in North America. The Board of Fire Wards was established on February 1, 1711. Prominent men were chosen as Fire Wards and were responsible for the operation and maintenance of the equipment assigned to their ward. Chapter 52 of the Acts of 1825, "An Act Establishing a Fire Department in the City of Boston and an Ordinance for the preventing and extinguishing of fires and establishing a fire department" went into full operation in April of 1826. With this legislation, the Board of Fire Wards was dissolved. All records and property belonging to the city were transferred to the Chief Engineer in May of 1826.<br>  
  
 
By the reorganization in 1837, the Fire Department changed from a partially volunteer to a paid fire department. On June 16, 1851, the City Council passed an order to erect a system of telegraphic fire alarms and the first regular alarm on the new system was received on April 29, 1852. On January 1, 1859, two new steam engines were put in service replacing two hand engines. On October 24, 1873, the City Council passed an ordinance creating a Board of Fire Commissioners to oversee the department. Section 9 of Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895, an act to amend the City Charter, abolished the Board of Fire Commissioners and placed the Department under the charge of one Fire Commissioner. The Chief Engineer serves as the Executive Officer of the Commissioner and directs the work of the members of the Department.<br>  
 
By the reorganization in 1837, the Fire Department changed from a partially volunteer to a paid fire department. On June 16, 1851, the City Council passed an order to erect a system of telegraphic fire alarms and the first regular alarm on the new system was received on April 29, 1852. On January 1, 1859, two new steam engines were put in service replacing two hand engines. On October 24, 1873, the City Council passed an ordinance creating a Board of Fire Commissioners to oversee the department. Section 9 of Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895, an act to amend the City Charter, abolished the Board of Fire Commissioners and placed the Department under the charge of one Fire Commissioner. The Chief Engineer serves as the Executive Officer of the Commissioner and directs the work of the members of the Department.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-fire-department-reports-1870-1990/ Boston Fire Department Reports, 1870-1990] digitized reports.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-fire-department-reports-1870-1990/ Boston Fire Department Reports, 1870-1990] digitized reports.<br>
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Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1761-1762 established a watch for the safety and better securing the good order of the Town of Boston. Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 vested in the Mayor and Aldermen the administration of the police formerly exercised by the Selectmen. Chapter 123 of the Acts of 1838 granted the Mayor and Aldermen the power to appoint police officers with all or any of the powers of the constables except the power of serving and executing any civil process.<br>
 
  
Chapter 354 of the Acts of 1853 authorized and empowered the City Council to consolidate the Watch and Police Departments into one department. This act was accepted by the City Council on June 2, 1853. A new organization of the Police Department under the authority of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took effect on May 26, 1854. The two departments were formally united by Ordinance passed May 19, 1855.<br>  
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*Arthur Wellington Brayley, ''A Complete History of the Boston Fire Department, including the fire-alarm service and the protective department, from 1630 to 1888'' (Boston, 1889), xx, 729 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/completehistoryo00bray Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3037182 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*[http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/ Boston Fire Historical Society]<br>Email: [mailto:mail@bostonfirehistory.org mail@bostonfirehistory.org]<br>This unofficial website has an amazing amount of information and well worth visiting. Those people with ancestors who worked for the department will find the [http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/bfdlistofemployees.html list of employees] for 1888, 1905-1919, and every odd year to 1937 helpful.<br>
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<br> Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1761-1762 established a watch for the safety and better securing the good order of the Town of Boston. Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821 vested in the Mayor and Aldermen the administration of the police formerly exercised by the Selectmen. Chapter 123 of the Acts of 1838 granted the Mayor and Aldermen the power to appoint police officers with all or any of the powers of the constables except the power of serving and executing any civil process.<br>
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Chapter 354 of the Acts of 1853 authorized and empowered the City Council to consolidate the Watch and Police Departments into one department. This act was accepted by the City Council on June 2, 1853. A new organization of the Police Department under the authority of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen took effect on May 26, 1854. The two departments were formally united by Ordinance passed May 19, 1855.<br>  
  
 
Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878 established a Board of Police Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. Chapter 323 of the Acts of 1885 established a Board of Police consisting of three citizens appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Governor's Council.<br>  
 
Chapter 244 of the Acts of 1878 established a Board of Police Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. Chapter 323 of the Acts of 1885 established a Board of Police consisting of three citizens appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Governor's Council.<br>  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-police-department-reports-1885-2000/ Boston Police Department Reports, 1885-2000], published reports.<br>
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/govinfo/online-collections/regional-boston-and-massachusetts/boston-police-department-reports-1885-2000/ Boston Police Department Reports, 1885-2000], published reports.<br>
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*Boston Police Records Manager &amp; Archivist<br>1555 Hyde Park Avenue<br>Hyde Park MA 02136-2486<br>Telephone: 617-343-5166<br>Email: [mailto:SullivanMar.bpd@cityofboston.gov SullivanMar.bpd@cityofboston.gov]<br>No website<br>Holdings include personnel information on individuals who were employed as Boston police officers (bulk dates 1878-1961). The information in any given file might include: date of appointment; transfers; promotions; rewards, awards, and/or medals received; date of retirement of death, etc.<br>  
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*George H. McCaffrey, [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1132827 "The Boston Police Department"] in the ''Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology'', 2 [1912]: 672-690.<br>
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In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.<br>  
 
In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.<br>  
  
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*Student records, circa 1847-1990, 317 volumes, 134 record cartons, 156 card file boxes, 124 document cases, 38 file cabinets and 7 microfilm drawers. [0420.001]<br>Student transcripts, office record cards and attendance records of primarily closed Boston Public Schools. Includes records of the following high schools and programs: Boston Technical High School/Mechanic Arts High School, pre-1952 only; Boston Trade School for Boys, pre 1929 only; Brandeis Vocational High School; Charlestown High School, pre-1917 only; High School of Commerce; Dorchester High School, pre-1946 only; Evening High and Trade Schools, pre-1978 only; Girls' High School; Girls' Trade High School; High School of Practical Arts; (Old) Roxbury High School; (New) Roxbury High School; Roxbury Memorial High Schools for Boys and Girls; South End Vocational School; Vocational High and Opportunity School; and Vocational Technical Institute. Also includes various elementary and middle schools.<br>  
 
*Student records, circa 1847-1990, 317 volumes, 134 record cartons, 156 card file boxes, 124 document cases, 38 file cabinets and 7 microfilm drawers. [0420.001]<br>Student transcripts, office record cards and attendance records of primarily closed Boston Public Schools. Includes records of the following high schools and programs: Boston Technical High School/Mechanic Arts High School, pre-1952 only; Boston Trade School for Boys, pre 1929 only; Brandeis Vocational High School; Charlestown High School, pre-1917 only; High School of Commerce; Dorchester High School, pre-1946 only; Evening High and Trade Schools, pre-1978 only; Girls' High School; Girls' Trade High School; High School of Practical Arts; (Old) Roxbury High School; (New) Roxbury High School; Roxbury Memorial High Schools for Boys and Girls; South End Vocational School; Vocational High and Opportunity School; and Vocational Technical Institute. Also includes various elementary and middle schools.<br>  
 
*School Committee, minutes, 1792-1905, 44v., index v. 14a, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.f.Bos.Sc.1]<br>
 
*School Committee, minutes, 1792-1905, 44v., index v. 14a, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/rb/ Boston Public Library Rare Books]. [Ms.f.Bos.Sc.1]<br>
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The Collector-Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of the City, of all monies, properties and securities placed in his charge by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest or deposit and pays all bills and demands against the City.<br>  
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<br> The Collector-Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of the City, of all monies, properties and securities placed in his charge by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest or deposit and pays all bills and demands against the City.<br>  
  
 
The earlier treasurers were chosen by the Selectmen; from 1660-1690 the choice was made sometimes by the Selectmen, sometimes by the town meeting; afterwards by the latter only. Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1802 established the Treasurer of the Town of Boston as the Collector of taxes. Chapter 176 of the Acts of 1875 established a separate office of Collector. Said Collector received the powers previously possessed by the Treasurer as collector of taxes, and would also collect and receive all assessments, betterments, rates, dues and money payable on any account to the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. The Collector was required to pay over to the Treasurer within twenty-four hours any and all money received by him.<br>  
 
The earlier treasurers were chosen by the Selectmen; from 1660-1690 the choice was made sometimes by the Selectmen, sometimes by the town meeting; afterwards by the latter only. Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1802 established the Treasurer of the Town of Boston as the Collector of taxes. Chapter 176 of the Acts of 1875 established a separate office of Collector. Said Collector received the powers previously possessed by the Treasurer as collector of taxes, and would also collect and receive all assessments, betterments, rates, dues and money payable on any account to the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. The Collector was required to pay over to the Treasurer within twenty-four hours any and all money received by him.<br>  
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*Atlases, 1873-1938, 44 volumes. [9800.003]<br>
 
*Atlases, 1873-1938, 44 volumes. [9800.003]<br>
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A quick reference for early populations of Boston can be found in ''A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston'', vol. 22, [http://www.archive.org/stream/reportofrecordco22bost#page/n7/mode/2up iv-v]. A detailed study was published by 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). A city census was taken in 1820, 1835, 1837, 1840, 1850, and 1855. Most of this data survives today.
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*Names of the inhabitants of the town of Boston in 1790 by Samuel Bradford, [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1082830~S0 Mss A 5550, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston.<br>Transcribed version published in "Twenty-second report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, containing the statistics of the United States" Direct Tax of 1798, As Assessed on Boston; and the Names of the Inhabitants of Boston in 1790, As Collected for the First National Census" (1890): 443-511.<br>
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*[1810 census of Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts], [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1067084~S0 Mss C 94, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, with database ($).<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:  
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Useful guides and indexes 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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:*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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:*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.<br>
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:*''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}}.<br>
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:*James de T. Abajian, ''Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects'' (Boston, 1977), 3 vols., includes ''The Liberator'', 1848-1850.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2879442 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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:*Clarence Saunders Brigham, "Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Transcript, 1875-1899 and 1900-1930" [Worcester, typ., 1938-1940; photocopy, 1968], 2 vols. and 3 vols.<br>Note: The earlier volumes in the ''Boston Daily Advertiser''.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/212781880 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; 1900-1930 volumes: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13428271 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1014811~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston; Not at FHL.<br>"Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Evening Transcript, 1931" (Boston, typ., 1953).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45745448 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; Not at FHL.<br>
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:*[http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937], including obituaries, covered the ''Boston Globe'', ''Boston Herald'', and the ''Boston Post'', and to a lesser degree, the ''Boston Advertiser'', ''Boston Journal'', ''Boston Transcript'', and other non-Boston papers.<br>
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:*Boston Herald Newspaper Morgue, late 1800s-early 1980s, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/boston/newspaperlink/ former Beebe Communications Library at Boston University], includes the ''Boston Globe'', ''Boston Herald'', ''Boston Herald Traveller'', ''Boston Post'', ''Christian Science Monitor'', and the ''New York Times''.<br>
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:*[http://www.bpl.org/research/print/herald.htm Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue], ca. 1906-1972, about 500,000 images held by the Boston Public Library Print Department.<br>
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:*Card Index to the Genealogical Columns of the Boston Evening Transcript, 1915-1935, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/ Boston Public Library Microtext Department Reference Desk].<br>
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:*Boston Evening Transcript Obituary Index, 1932-1941, on index cards only at the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/ Boston Public Library Microtext Department Reference Desk].<br>
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:*[http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/interpro/bpl_search/obits.htm Boston Public Library Obituary index, 1953-2010] (does not include death notices) covering the ''Boston Globe'' and ''Boston Herald''.<br>
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| align="center" | 5 June 1809 - 29 July 1809<br>3 Mar. 1813 - 14 Feb. 1929  
 
| align="center" | 5 June 1809 - 29 July 1809<br>3 Mar. 1813 - 14 Feb. 1929  
 
| ''Daily Advertiser''<br>'''''BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER'''''  
 
| ''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
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| 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<br>Included in the [http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937]
 
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| 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
 
| 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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| align="center" | 24 July 1830 - 30 Apr. 1941<br>19 Nov. 1831 - 28 Dec. 1839  
 
| align="center" | 24 July 1830 - 30 Apr. 1941<br>19 Nov. 1831 - 28 Dec. 1839  
 
| '''''BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT'''''<br>''Saturday Morning Transcript''  
 
| '''''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<br>Clarence Saunders Brigham, "Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Transcript, 1875-1899 and 1900-1930" [Worcester, typ., 1938-1940; photocopy, 1968], 2 vols. and 3 vols.<br>Note: The earlier volumes in the ''Boston Daily Advertiser''.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/212781880 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; 1900-1930 volumes: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13428271 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1014811~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston; Not at FHL.<br>"Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Evening Transcript, 1931" (Boston, typ., 1953).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45745448 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; Not at FHL.<br>
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| 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<br>Clarence Saunders Brigham, "Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Transcript, 1875-1899 and 1900-1930" [Worcester, typ., 1938-1940; photocopy, 1968], 2 vols. and 3 vols.<br>Note: The earlier volumes in the ''Boston Daily Advertiser''.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/212781880 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; 1900-1930 volumes: [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13428271 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and [http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1014811~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston; Not at FHL.<br>"Index to Obituary Notices in the Boston Evening Transcript, 1931" (Boston, typ., 1953).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45745448 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] [i.e. Boston Public Library]; Not at FHL.<br>Card Index to the Genealogical Columns of the Boston Evening Transcript, 1915-1935, held by the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/ Boston Public Library Microtext Department].<br>Boston Evening Transcript Obituary Index, 1932-1941, on index cards only at the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/ Boston Public Library Microtext Department Reference Desk].<br>
 
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| align="center" | 13 Sept. 1830 - 1 May 1840  
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| align="center" | 9 Nov. 1831 - -- Oct. 1956  
 
| align="center" | 9 Nov. 1831 - -- Oct. 1956  
 
| '''''BOSTON POST'''''  
 
| '''''BOSTON POST'''''  
| daily; Early Am. Ser. 4 (134), incomp. 1840-June 1857; Early Am. Ser. 7 (729) July 1858-Oct. 1876
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| daily; Early Am. Ser. 4 (134), incomp. 1840-June 1857; Early Am. Ser. 7 (729) July 1858-Oct. 1876<br>Part of the [http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937] and the Boston Herald Newspaper Morgue, late 1800s-early 1980s, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/boston/newspaperlink/ former Beebe Communications Library at Boston University].<br>
 
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| align="center" | 27 Dec. 1831 - 31 Dec. 1838  
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| align="center" | 8 Feb. 1833 - 23 Dec. 1882<br>29 Sept. 1835 - -- Dec. 1842  
 
| align="center" | 8 Feb. 1833 - 23 Dec. 1882<br>29 Sept. 1835 - -- Dec. 1842  
 
| '''''Boston Evening Journal'''''<br>''Boston Mercantile Journal''  
 
| '''''Boston Evening Journal'''''<br>''Boston Mercantile Journal''  
| daily<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version
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| daily<br>semi-weekly; NO digital version<br>Part of the Boston Herald Newspaper Morgue, late 1800s-early 1980s, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/boston/newspaperlink/ former Beebe Communications Library at Boston University].<br>
 
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| align="center" | 24 Sept. 1834 - 24 Apr. 1835  
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| daily; NO digital version
 
| daily; NO digital version
 
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| align="center" | 1 May 1848 - PRESENT  
 
| align="center" | 1 May 1848 - PRESENT  
 
| '''''BOSTON HERALD''''' or ''Boston Herald Traveller'' or ''Boston Herald American''  
 
| '''''BOSTON HERALD''''' or ''Boston Herald Traveller'' or ''Boston Herald American''  
| Early Am. Ser. 9, 1855-1922; Gen. Bank, 1848-28 Feb. 1990
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| Early Am. Ser. 9, 1855-1922; Gen. Bank, 1848-28 Feb. 1990<br>Part of the [http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937];<br> Boston Herald Newspaper Morgue, late 1800s-early 1980s, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/boston/newspaperlink/ former Beebe Communications Library at Boston University];<br>[http://www.bpl.org/research/print/herald.htm Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue], ca. 1906-1972, about 500,000 images held by the Boston Public Library Print Department;<br>and the [http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/interpro/bpl_search/obits.htm Boston Public Library Obituary index, 1953-2010] (does not include death notices).<br>
 
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| align="center" | 4 July 1848 - 21 Oct. 1848  
 
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| ''Anglo Saxon, European &amp; Colonial Gazette''  
 
| ''Anglo Saxon, European &amp; Colonial Gazette''  
 
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| '''''BOSTON GLOBE''''' (title varies)
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| daily; newspaperarchive.com, 1872-1922; Proquest.com, 1872-1981; 1980-present [''newer index was published in book form as well'']<br>Part of the [http://www1.websearchstudio.net/scripts/ws.dll?websearch&site=Zimmer Zimmer Index, 1878-1937];<br>Boston Herald Newspaper Morgue, late 1800s-early 1980s, held by the [http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/boston/newspaperlink/ former Beebe Communications Library at Boston University];<br>[http://www.bpl.org/research/print/herald.htm Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue], ca. 1906-1972;<br>and the [http://www.bpl.org/catalogs/interpro/bpl_search/obits.htm Boston Public Library Obituary index, 1953-2010] (does not include death notices).<br>
 
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==== Boston Massachusetts Archives  ====
 
==== Boston Massachusetts Archives  ====
  
[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.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/default.asp '''City of Boston Archives''']<br>201 Rivermoor Street<br>West Roxbury MA 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>  
  
 
==== Boston Massachusetts Genealogy and History Libraries  ====
 
==== Boston Massachusetts Genealogy and History Libraries  ====
  
[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://bostonathenaeum.org/ '''Boston Athenaeum''']<br>10-1/2 Beacon Street<br>Boston MA 02108<br>Telephone: 617-227-0270<br>Email: [mailto:reference@bostonathenaeum.org reference@bostonathenaeum.org]<br>
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The Boston Athenæum is a membership library, museum, and venue for intellectual exchange. It was founded in 1807 and is one of this country's oldest, continuously-operating cultural institutions. Its rich, well-documented history and its continuing place in American society and culture are made tangible by the historic building on Boston's famed Beacon Street that it has called home since 1849, and the unique, varied collections of books, manuscripts, and art that it contains.<br>
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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>  
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The Boston Public Library is a world-class research center with strong collections on local histories, genealogies, New England newspapers, U.S. city directories, rare books, and manuscripts.<br>
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[http://www.bostonhistory.org/ '''The Bostonian Society''']<br>206 Washington Street<br>Boston MA 02109<br>Telephone: 617-720-1713<br>Email [mailto:ashley@bostonhistory.org ashley@bostonhistory.org]<br>
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The Bostonian Society is dedicated to studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.<br>
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[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/ '''Congregational Library''']<br>14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor<br>Boston MA 02108<br>Telephone: 617-523-0470<br>Email: [mailto:circ@14beacon.org circ@14beacon.org]<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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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.<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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[http://www.masshist.org/ '''Massachusetts Historical Society''']<br>1154 Boylston Street<br>Boston MA 02215<br>Telephone: 617-646-0532<br>Fax: 617-859-0074<br>Email: [mailto:library@masshist.org library@masshist.org]<br>
  
[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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Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the oldest independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. Though a private library, it is free to all.<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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[http://www.americanancestors.org '''New England Historic Genealogical Society''']<br>99-101 Newbury Street<br>Boston MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Email: [mailto:info@nehgs.org info@nehgs.org] <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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The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the oldest genealogical society in the country, has a substantial collection of published and manuscript works on New England, Quebec, Maritimes, and European genealogies, source material, and local histories. Notable collections include New England probate, land, and vital records; Quebec church and notarial records; censuses; city directories; Bible records; diaries; and immigration records for most of the New England states and neighboring Canadian provinces. Their manuscript department, which is open only to members, houses more than two million manuscript items. Non-members pay a daily fee.<br>
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<center>'''Adjacent towns:''' '''''Suffolk Co.:''''' [[Chelsea, Massachusetts|Chelsea]] | [[Revere, Massachusetts|Revere]] | [[Winthrop, Massachusetts|Winthrop]] | '''''Middlesex Co.:''''' [[Cambridge, Massachusetts|Cambridge]] | [[Everett, Massachusetts|Everett]] | [[Medford, Massachusetts|Medford]] | [[Newton, Massachusetts|Newton]] | [[Somerville, Massachusetts|Somerville]] | [[Watertown, Massachusetts|Watertown]] | '''''Norfolk Co.:''''' [[Brookline, Massachusetts|Brookline]] | [[Canton, Massachusetts|Canton]] | [[Dedham, Massachusetts|Dedham]] | [[Milton, Massachusetts|Milton]] | [[Needham, Massachusetts|Needham]] | [[Quincy, Massachusetts|Quincy]] | '''''Plymouth Co.:''''' [[Hull, Massachusetts|Hull]]  
 
<center>'''Adjacent towns:''' '''''Suffolk Co.:''''' [[Chelsea, Massachusetts|Chelsea]] | [[Revere, Massachusetts|Revere]] | [[Winthrop, Massachusetts|Winthrop]] | '''''Middlesex Co.:''''' [[Cambridge, Massachusetts|Cambridge]] | [[Everett, Massachusetts|Everett]] | [[Medford, Massachusetts|Medford]] | [[Newton, Massachusetts|Newton]] | [[Somerville, Massachusetts|Somerville]] | [[Watertown, Massachusetts|Watertown]] | '''''Norfolk Co.:''''' [[Brookline, Massachusetts|Brookline]] | [[Canton, Massachusetts|Canton]] | [[Dedham, Massachusetts|Dedham]] | [[Milton, Massachusetts|Milton]] | [[Needham, Massachusetts|Needham]] | [[Quincy, Massachusetts|Quincy]] | '''''Plymouth Co.:''''' [[Hull, Massachusetts|Hull]]  
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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. #.
Other Manuscript Records
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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 Historical 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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Boston Massachusetts Historical Wards

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).

Wards Defined in Years: Introduction | 1735 | 1805 | 1822
1838 | 1850 | 1865 | 1868 | 1870 | 1875 | 1895 | 1912 | 1914

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.
Ward No. 6 Mass. General Hospital area Starting from the causeway down Leverett Street through Lynde Street and through Hancock Street, right on Myrtle Street, right on South Russell Street, left on May Street to the water.
Ward No. 7 State House and the flat of Beacon Hill Starting at the Charles River and up May Street, right on South Russell, left on Myrtle Street, left on Hancock Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, right on Bulfinch Street, left on Southack's Court, right on Tremont Street, right on Park Street, left on Beacon Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 8 School Street to Post Office Square area Starting at the Long Wharf and up State Street through Court Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Bromfield Lane, right on Marlborough Street, left on Milk Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 9 Rowe's Wharf area Starting at the harbor and up Milk Street, left on Federal Street, right on High Street, left on Summer Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 10 Downtown Crossing area Starting at Common Street down Bromfield Lane, left on Marlborough Street, right on Milk Street, right on Federal Street, right on High Street, diagonally across and up Pond Street through West Street, right on Common Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Leather District - Chinatown to the Common Starting at the harbor and up Summer Street, veer left onto Pond Street through West Street, left on Common Street onto Pleasant Street [??], left on Elliot Street, left on Orange Street, right on Beach Street and across Front Street to the harbor.
Ward No. 12 South of the Common along Washington Street and South Boston 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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Boston Wards in 1822
Plan of Boston (1826) with ward boundaries - colored section were proposed new wards for 1832
Note: 35 churches in the city
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copp's Hill area From Winnesimett Ferry (at the northeast point), then westerly along North and Middle to Prince Street, northerly side of Prince to Thacher Street to easterly side of Medford Street to the river. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 2 Lewis's Wharf area From Winnesimett Ferry (at the north point), then southwesterly along North and Middle on the easterly side to Cross Street, then along the north side of Cross Street to the harbor. [Note: Three churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station / Mill Pond area From Medford Street at the river along the southerly side of Medford, Thacher, and Prince Streets, then the western side of Middle to Cross Street; From the town dock through Market Square to Union Street on the northeasterly side to Hanover Street, along the west side of Hanover to Friend Street, then northeasterly side of Friend to the river. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 4 Strip from Charles River Dam to Long Wharf plus the islands From the river on the southwesterly side of Friend to Hanover Streets, east on Hanover Street on the southerly side to through Market Square and to the Town Dock, and out to the end of Long Wharf; including all the islands (670 inhabitants); at the head of Long Wharf west on the northerly side of State Street, through Court Street, Bowdoin Square, and Cambridge Street, north of Staniford Street on the easterly side through Leverett Place along Prospect Street to where it meets Causeway Street on the river. [Note: Three churches]
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the last point in Ward 4 tracing back to Cambridge Street, then west on the northerly side of Cambridge to the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge]. [Note: Two churches, the hospital, and the city court house with two gaols]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill Starting at the West Boston Bridge (above) at the river along the south side of Cambridge Street, along the westerly side of South Russell Street to Myrtle east on the southerly side of Myrtle Street to Belknap Street, along Belknap south on the westerly side to Beacon Street, west on Beacon along the northerly side to Charles Street (at the meeting of the Charles River and the Receiving Basin that was divided by the mill dam at the Boston / Roxbury line. [Note: One church]
Ward No. 7 State House / King's Chapel area Starting on Beacon Street at the Common, north on Belknap Street on the easterly side to Myrtle Street, the west to South Russell Street, then north along that to Cambridge Street, east on Cambridge along the southerly side along Court Street to Cornhill, then west on Cornhill along the northerly side through Marlborough and Newbury Streets to West Street, northwest on West to the Common, follow the Common to the beginning along Common, Park, and Beacon Streets back to Belknap. [Note: Seven churches]
Ward No. 8 Downtown Crossing area Starting at the corner of Court Street and Cornhill (above), southwest as above to Bedford Street, southeast on Bedford to the harbor; then from Russian Wharf onto Atkinson Street north to Milk Street, then east to Adams Street, north on Adams through Kilby to State Street, then west on State to Cornhill. [Note: Seven churches]
Ward No. 9 Financial District / Fort Hill - Washington Place Starting at the northerly end of India Street on the harbor west along State Street, then south on Kilby Street through Adams Street to Milk Street, then west on Milk to Atkinson Street, then south on Atkinson to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 10 North side of Chinatown Starting on the south side of Bull's Wharf on the harbor out westward along Bedford and West Streets to the Common, south and west along the Common on Common Street to Boylston Street, east along Boylston through Essex Street to Rainsford Lane, south on the lane to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 11 South side of Chinatown / Tufts Medical Center Starting at Ward 10 on west side of Rainsford Lane on the harbor north to Essex Street, then west on Essex through Boylston Street, then north along Charles Street to the Mill Dam [actually, to the Roxbury line in the Receiving Basin], along the Charles to Pleasant Street a short distance then east along Elliot Street to Warren Street, then south on Warren to Orange Street, diagonally across to continue on Pine Street to the harbor. [Note: Two churches]
Ward No. 12 Boston Neck along present Washington Street and South Boston 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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Boston Wards in 1838
A New & Complete Map of the City of Boston (1839) [colorized by wards]
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Copp's Hill area Starting at the Winnisimet (now Chelsea) Ferry along Hanover Street, right on Richmond Street through Cooper Street, across Charlestown Street and right along Beverly Street to the river.
Ward No. 2 Lewis's Wharf area Starting at the Ferry (above) along Hanover Street, left at Union Street [different on map] to Dock Square, then left on North Market Street to the City Wharf.
Ward No. 3 North Station / Mill Pond area Starting at the river [at Trull's Wharf] along Beverly Street, across Charlestown Street left along Cooper Street through Richmond Street to Hanover Street, right along Hanover Street, left onto Union Street, right onto Elm Street [different on map] to Hanover Street, diagonally across along Portland Street, left on Sudbury Street, right onto Hawkins Street, left on Chardon Street to Bowdoin Square, right on Green Street [different on map], right at Lyman Place, right on Prospect Street [not named on map] to the intersection with Causeway Street through to Lowell Street to the river.
Ward No. 4 Strip from Beacon Hill (behind State House) to Long Wharf plus East Boston and the islands Starting at the end of City Wharf going along North Market Street, through Dock Square, along Elm Street to Hanover Street, diagonally across that street to the right up Portland Street, left on Sudbury Street, right on Hawkins Street, left on Chardon Street to Bowdoin Square, right on Green Street [different on map], left on Staniford Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Belknap Street [now Joy Street], left on Mt. Vernon Street, [missing - right on Temple Street], left on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Court Street through State Street out Long Wharf, then including all of East Boston and all the islands in the harbor.
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the Cambridge Bridge on the river (now Longfellow Bridge) along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street across Green Street through Lyman Place, right onto Prospect Street [not named on map], across Causeway Street, and along Lowell Street to the river.
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill Starting at the Cambridge Bridge on the river (now Longfellow Bridge) along Cambridge Street, right on Belknap Street [now Joy Street], right on Beacon Street to the receiving basin.
Ward No. 7 State House / Downtown Crossing / King's Chapel area Starting at the corner of Belknap Street [now Joy Street] and Beacon Street on the Common, up Belknap Street, right on Mt. Vernon Street, [missing - right on Temple Street], left on Beacon Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Court Street through State Street, right on Congress Street, right on Milk Street, left on Federal Street, right on Franklin Street, left on Hawley Street, left on Summer Street, across Chauncey Place and Bedford Place [not labeled on map] through Rowe Street, right on Essex Street, across Washington Street along Boylston Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Park Street, left on Beacon Street to the first point.
Ward No. 8 Financial District / Fort Hill - Washington Place On the harbor at Long Wharf out along State Street, left on Congress Street, right on Milk Street, left on Federal Street, left on Berry Street, right on Atkinson Street to the harbor west of the Russia Wharf.
Ward No. 9 Chinatown North area Starting at and including Hobb's Wharf [Lloyd's Wharf on map], up Beach Street, right on Washington Street, right on Essex Street, left on Rowe through Bedford and Chauncey Place [neither named on map], left on Summer Street, right on Hawley Street, right on Franklin Street, right on Federal Street, left on Berry Street, right on Atkinson Street to the harbor west on the Russia Wharf.
Ward No. 10 South Station - Chinatown area Starting at Hobb's Wharf above [Lloyd's Wharf on map], up Beach Street, right on Washington Street, left on Boylston Street along the Common, left on Pleasant Street and left again on Eliot Street [slightly different on map], right onto Carver Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Washington Street, left on Indiana Street [Distilhouse on map], right across the railroad tracks on Harrison Avenue [Front Street on map], and left on the new road to the Cove [Orange Street on the map] to the south side of Guild and Cowdin's Wharf.
Ward No. 11 The Neck - Central South End area Starting at the corner of Boylston and Pleasant streets, down Pleasant Street and left again on Eliot Street [slightly different on map], right onto Carver Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Washington Street, left on Indiana Street [Distilhouse on map], right across the railroad tracks on Harrison Avenue [Front Street on map], and left on the new road to the Cove [Orange Street on the map] to the south side of Guild and Cowdin's Wharf. The ward being all land south and west of this line to the Roxbury town border.
Ward No. 12 South Boston All of South Boston.
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Boston Wards in 1850
Plan of Boston Comprising a Part of Charlestown and Cambridge (1851) [colorized wards]
New Map of Boston ... with the new boundaries of the wards (1851)
Note: 83 churches in the city
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 The North End Starting at the end and including all of the Eastern Packet Pier on the harbor and running across and up Richmond Street, right on Salem Street, left on Cooper Street, crossing Charlestown Street diagonally right onto Beverly Street out to the river along and including Trull's Wharf. [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Including all that part of the city called East Boston and all the islands in the harbor. [Note: Five churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station area Starting between the Fitchburg Railroad depot and Trull's Wharf on the river and out along Beverly Street across Charlestown Street and left onto Cooper Street, right on Salem Street, left on Richmond Street, right on Hanover Street, right on Court Street through Bowdoin Square and onto Green Street, right on Leverett Street, verse right onto Causeway Street, and left on Lowell Street in a line passed the Boston & Lowell Railroad depot to the river. [Note: Six churches]
Ward No. 4 Government Center to Long Wharf Starting at the harbor next to, but not including, the Eastern Packet Pier and up Richmond Street, left on Hanover Street, right on Court Street through Bowdoin Square and onto Green Street, left on Staniford Street, diagonally across Cambridge Street onto Temple Street through Mount Vernon Street through Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Winter Street, left on Washington Street, right on Milk Street across India Street, and out and including Central Wharf. [Note: Thirteen churches and the largest part of the business district]
Ward No. 5 West End / Mass. Gen. Hospital Starting at the Cambridge Bridge and out along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street, left on Green Street, right on Leverett Street, and left on Lowell Street to the Boston & Lowell Railroad bridge. [Note: Three churches, Mass. Gen. Hospital, and the new county jail]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill including State House Starting at the Cambridge Bridge and out along Cambridge Street, right on Temple Street through Mount Vernon Street, right on Beacon Street and onto Western Avenue to the river. [Note: Five churches, reservoir, State House, and the Eye and Ear Infirmary]
Ward No. 7 Financial District to Rowe's Wharf including Fort Hill Starting where the Central Wharf meets India Street and up Milk Street, left on Washington Street, right on Winter Street, left on Tremont Street, left on West Street through Bedford Street, right on Kingston Street, left on Essex Street, left on South Street, right on Summer Street and straight out to the harbor between Summer Street Wharf (not included) and Bull Wharf (included). [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 8 South Station west to the Common Starting at a point between Bull and Summer Street wharfs on the harbor and up Summer Street, left on South Street, right on Essex Street, right on Kingston Street, left on Bedford Street though West Street to the Common, turn left on Tremont Street, left on Elliot Street through Kneeland Street crossing Sea Street to a point between Howe's and Emery's wharfs. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 9 Bay Village north to the Common - Public Garden Starting at the boundary between Roxbury and Boston on Western Avenue at the northwest corner of the planned public garden on Western Avenue through Beacon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Warren Street, right on Washington Street, right on West Castle Street and crossing Tremont Street to the Worcester Railroad bridge, then up the receiving basin to the beginning. [Note: Four churches]
Ward No. 10 Tufts Medical Center area south to the Traveler's / Herald building Starting at a point on the harbor between and including Emery's Wharf and not including Howe's Wharf across Sea Street and up Kneeland Street continuing on Elliot Street, left on Tremont Street, left on Warren Street, right on Washington Street, left on Dover Street [now East Berkeley Street] to the South Boston Bridge. [Note: Six churches]
Ward No. 11 The Neck - Central South End area Starting at the boundary between Roxbury and Boston at the Worcester Railroad bridge out across Tremont Street and down West Castle Street, right on Washington Street, and left on Dover Street [now East Berkeley Street] to the South Boston Bridge -- south and west of this line to the Roxbury border down the Neck is included in this ward. [Note: Five churches]
Ward No. 12 South Boston 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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Boston Wards in 1865
Plan of Boston (1867)
Note: 114 churches in the city in 1867
Note: 127 churches in the city in 1869 (with addition of Roxbury)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 East Boston and the harbor islands All that part of the city called East Boston and all the islands in the harbor. [Note: Twelve churches]
Ward No. 2 The North End Starting at but not including Warren Bridge at the river along Lovejoy's Wharf, right on Causeway Street, left on Haverhill Street across Haymarket Square through Blackstone Street, left on Clinton Street to the harbor. [Note: Thirteen churches]
Ward No. 3 North Station - Mass. Gen. Hospital area Start at the Cambridge [West Boston on map] Bridge at the river and out along Cambridge Street, left on Staniford Street, left on Green Street, right on Leverett, veer right on Causeway Street to a point just passed the Fitchburg Depot and before Lovejoy's Wharf, then left to the river to the right of and including Warren Bridge. [Note: Seven churches, four railroad depots, Mass. General Hospital, a medical collage, and the county jail]
Ward No. 4 Government Center to Long Wharf Starting at the harbor and up along Clinton Street, right on Blackstone Street across Haymarket Square through Haverhill Street, left on Causeway Street, onto Leverett Street, left on Green Street, right on Staniford Street across Cambridge Street to Temple Street, left on Mount Vernon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Winter Street, left on Washington Street, right on Milk Street across India Street to the south side and including Central Wharf. [Note: Seventeen churches, city hall, county courthouse, and many businesses]
Ward No. 5 Financial District to Rowe's Wharf including Fort Hill Starting at the ending point above but excluding Central Wharf across India Street and up Milk Street, left on Washington, right on Winter Street to the Common, left on Tremont Street, left at the Masonic Temple onto Boylston Street, right on Washington Street, left on Beach Street, right on Federal Street, and left on Mount Washington Avenue to Fort Point Channel. [Note: Twelve church, two theaters, and three railroad depots]
Ward No. 6 West side of Beacon Hill including State House, Common and Public Garden Start at the Cambridge [West Boston on map] Bridge at the river and out along Cambridge Street, right on Temple Street, left on Mount Vernon Street, right on Park Street, right on Tremont and right on Boylston Street to follow along the southerly border of the Common and Public Garden, right on Arlington Street, and left out the newly planned Commonwealth Avenue to the border with the city of Roxbury and following that until to meets the river. [Note: Seven churches, the State House, reservoir, the Common, and Public Garden]
Ward No. 7 Fort Point Channel area Starting at Mount Washington Avenue on Fort Point Channel up to and turning right onto Federal Street, left on Beach Street, left on Albany Street, right on Curve Street, left on Harrison Avenue, left on Dover [now East Berkeley] Street across the Dover Street Bridge to the waterline of South Boston, following the shoreline to the point where Dorchester Avenue [Federal Street on map] and the Old Colony & Newport Railroad tracks cross, continuing out the tracks and turn left on E Street out to and across First Street to the harbor. [Note: Five churches, numerous railroad buildings, and the foundry area]
Ward No. 8 Tufts Medical Center and Chinatown Starting on the south side of the Common on Boylston Street at the junction of Carver Street and down Boylston Street, right on Washington Street, left on Beach Street, right on Albany Street, right on Curve Street, diagonally across Harrison Avenue and up Indiana Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pleasant Street, right onto Carver Street to the beginning. [Note: Eight churches, theater, and public library]
Ward No. 9 Bay Village west including southern Back Bay and northern South End Starting on Harrison Avenue at Florence Street and up Florence Street, diagonally across Washington Street and up Champman Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Berkeley Street, left on Warren Avenue, across Columbus Avenue up Newton Street [not named on map], left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks to the city of Roxbury border, right up the border to the newly planned Commonwealth Avenue, right on that avenue, right on Arlington Street, left Boylston Street, right on Carver Street onto Pleasant Street, right on Washington Street, left Indiana Street, right on Harrison Avenue to the beginning. [Note: Ten churches and two railroad depots]
Ward No. 10 Eastern South End At the start of Ward No. 9 above then up Florence Street, diagonally across Washington Street and up Champman Street, left on Tremont Street, right on Berkeley Street, left on Warren Avenue, left on Brookline Street to South Bay. [Note: Eight churches and piano factory]
Ward No. 11 West South End Starting at the border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury at the point where the Boston & Providence Railroad crosses and continue on the tracks east, right on Newton Street [not named on map], crossing Columbus Avenue at a diagonal onto Warren Avenue, right on Brookline Street to the South Bay and the city of Roxbury border, then west along this border through the Roxbury Canal and beyond, right traveling up the border, then right again to meet at the beginning. [Note: Seven churches, piano factory, city hospital complex, and city water and sewer plants]
Ward No. 12 South Boston All that section of the city now known as South Boston lying south of E Street and south and west of the track of the Old Colony & Newport Railroad. [Note: Eight churches, idiotic school, insane hospital, and house of correction]

Roxbury annexation adds Wards 13-15 in 1868
Plan of Boston with Additions and Corrections (1869)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 13 Lower Roxbury east of Dudley Square Starting at and including the Roxbury Canal and following a line between Fellows Street and Harrison Avenue west along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right up the same border just east of Hunneman Street, left on Washington Street, left at Dudley Square down Dudley Street to the border with the town of Dorchester, then left following Line Brook that is the border to the South Bay. [Note: No churches, loom, cotton, and watch factories, and the lead and gas works]
Ward No. 14 Southeast of Dudley Square to Washington Park Starting at the point where Dudley Street is crossed by the Line Brook and continuing west along that brook until reaching and continuing on Vale Street until it intersects with Lawrence Avenue, then west on the city of Boston and town of Dorchester line to a corner just southwest of Grove Hall, right to Brush Hill Turnpike [now Blue Hill Avenue] and up Seaver Street though Egleston Square [the border with West Roxbury], right on Shawmut Avenue [now Washington Street], left on Bartlett Street to Eliot Square, sharp right on Dudley Street, left on Putnam Street through Shailers Avenue through unnamed street [Cabot Street?], left on Culvert Street, right on Tremont Street, right on Hammond Street and continuing along the old border between the cities of Boston and Roxbury, right on Washington Street through Dudley Square, left on Dudley Street to the beginning. [Note: Eleven churches]
Ward No. 15 Longwood Medical Area, Mission Hill, Back of the Hill, Hyde Square, Highland Park 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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Dorchester annexation adds Ward 16 in 1870
Map of Boston from the Lastest surveys (1870)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 16 Town of Dorchester Being all the part of the town of Dorchester before annexation.
Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury annexation adds Wards 17-22 in 1873
Map of Boston, for 1874 (1874)
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 17 West Roxbury Being all the part of the town of West Roxbury before annexation.
Ward No. 18 Brookline This was to be the former town of Brookline, but Brookline declined to be annexed so this ward never existed.
Ward No. 19 Brighton Being all the part of the town of Brighton before annexation.
Ward No. 20 Charlestown Square Starting at the Charles River and going up Chapman Street, diagonally right onto Austin Street, left on Main Street, right up Green Street, right on High Street, right on Winthrop Street, left along the north side of Winthrop Square [i.e. Adams Street], right on Chestnut Street, right on Chelsea Street, sharp diagonal left on Wapping Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 21 Bunker Hill and Navy Yard From the river follow the previous border up Wapping, Chelsea, and Chestnut streets to Winthrop Square, along the north side of the square, up High Street, and right on Pearl Street in a line down to the Mystic River.
Ward No. 22 West Charlestown 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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Boston Wards in 1875
Map of Boston (1876)
[includes the amended border change in 1876 and shows the old borders with Roxbury and Dorchester]
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Northeast East Boston Beginning at Front Street on the harbor and up Porter Street through Central Square to Border Street, and left out between Week's Wharf and Jackson's Shipyard (that is included) on the Mystic River -- all land northeast of this line and including Breed's Island.
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Using the line above -- all land southwest of this line and including all of the harbor islands.
Ward No. 3 Northeast Charlestown and Navy Yard Starting on the Mystic River at the extension of Pearl Street, up Pearl Street, left on High Street, left on the east side of Monument Square, right on Chestnut Street, left on Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, left on Adams Street, right on the southwestern border of the Navy Yard to the Charles River.
Ward No. 4 West Charlestown As described, being all the land in that part called Charlestown that was not included in Wards 3 and 5.
Ward No. 5 Charlestown City Square Beginning at the Charles River at Caswell's Wharf and up the southwestern border of the Navy Yard, left on Adams Street, right up Mount Vernon Street, left on Mount Vernon Avenue onto Chestnut Street, left down the east side of Monument Square, right on High Street, left on Walker Street, diagonally across Main Street onto Lincoln Street through its extension to the border with the city of Somerville.
Ward No. 6 North End Beginning at and including the Charles River Bridge down Prince Street, right on Salem Street, diagonally across Hanover Street and left on Blackstone Street, right on North Street across Dock Square, left on Devonshire Street, left on Milk Street, left on India Street [different than map] and out and excluding India Wharf.
Ward No. 7 West End Beginning at and including the Charles River Bridge down Prince Street, right on Salem Street, diagonally across Hanover Street and left on Blackstone Street, right on North Street across Dock Square, left on Devonshire Street, right on State Street through Court Street, left on Howard Street, right on Bulfinch Street though Bowdoin Square, left onto Cambridge Street, right on Lynde Street through Leverett Street, veer right onto Causeway Street, and left on Beverly Street out to the Charles River.
Ward No. 8 Spaulding Rehab. Hospital - Suffolk County Jail Beginning at the Warren Bridge and out Beverly Street, right on Causeway Street, left on Leveret Street and through Lynde Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Blossom Street, left on Allen Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 9 Mass. General Hospital Starting at the Charles River and up Allen Street, right on Blossom Street, left on Cambridge Street, right on Joy Street, right on Beacon Street, right on Otter Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 10 Public Garden / Common - State House - Downtown Crossing Starting at the northwest corner of the Public Garden east on Beacon Street, left on Joy Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, right on Bulfinch Street, left on Howard Street, right on Court Street through State Street, right on Devonshire Street through Lincoln Street, right on Beach Street, left on Hudson Street, right on Kneeland Street through Eliot Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Boylston Street, and right on Arlington Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Back Bay - Bay Village Beginning on the Charles River and out Otter Street, left on Beacon Street, right on Arlington Street, left on Boylston Street, right on Carver Street, left on Eliot Street, right on Warrenton Street, right on Tremont Street, veer right onto Chandler Street, lef on Berkeley Street, right on Lawrence Street, left on Dartmouth Street, right on Warren Avenue, left on West Newton Street, left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, and right on West Chester Park to the Charles River.
Ward No. 12 South Station Starting at and including India Wharf, across and out India Street, left on Milk Street, right on Devonshire Street through Lincoln Street, right on Beach Street, left on Hudson Street, right on Kneeland Street through Eliot Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Boylston Street, left on Carver Street, left on Eliot Street, right on Warrenton Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Pleasant Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pine Street through Way Street, and veer right onto Broadway to the bridge at Fort Point Channel.
Ward No. 13 Northwestern side of South Boston Starting on Fort Point Channel at the Dover Street Bridge down into South Bay to the junction of the with the New York & New England Railroad and the Old Colony Railroad tracks, continuing right out the Old Colony tracks, left on D Street, right on West Sixth Street, and left on E Street out the Boston Harbor.
Ward No. 14 East end of South Boston Starting on the Boston Harbor and down E Street, left on West Broadway, right on Dorchester Street, and left on Old Harbor Street to Dorchester Bay -- all lands east of this line.
Ward No. 15 Andrew Square Starting on Dorchester Bay and up Old Harbor Street, right on Dorchester Street, left on West Broadway, left on E Street, right on West Sixth Street, left on D Street, right on the Old Colony Railroad tracts, left on the New York and New England Railroad tracks, left on the extension and then onto Willow Court, left on Dorchester Street, right on Mount Vernon Street to Dorchester Avenue, and then a straight line to Dorchester Bay.
Ward No. 16 Castle Square Starting at Fort Point Channel and up Broadway, left on Way Street through Pine Street, right on Washington Street, left on Pleasant Street, left on Tremont Street, veer right onto Chandler Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Milford Street through Bradford Street and through Medford Street, left on Washington Street, right on Ashland Place onto Bristol Street, left on Albany Street, and right on the Dover Street Bridge on Fort Point Channel.
Ward No. 17 East side of the South End Beginning at Fort Point Channel and South Bay at the Dover Street Bridge, left on Albany Street, right on Bristol Street through Ashland Place, left on Washington Street, right on Medford Street through Bradford Street and Milford Street, right on Tremont, left on Berkeley Street, left on Lawrence Street, left on Dartmouth Street, right on Warren Avenue, left on West Brookline Street through East Brookline Street to the South Bay.
Ward No. 18 West side of the South End Starting on the South Bay and up East Brookline Street through West Brookline Street, left on Warren Avenue, right on West Newton Street, left on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, left on Camden Street, right on Washington Street, left on Lenox Street, left on Fellow Street, sharp right on Northampton Street, and sharp left onto Albany Street to the Roxbury Canal and out to the South Bay.
Ward No. 19 Madison Square At Camden Street on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks out, left on Tremont Street, right on Pynchon Street, left on Roxbury Street, left on Washington Street, and left on Camden Street to the beginning.
Ward No. 20 Dudley Square - Cottage Avenue Starting at the South Bay and up the Roxbury Canal, left on Albany Street, sharp right onto Northampton Street, sharp left on Fellow Street, right on Lenox Street, left on Washington Street, veer left on Warren Street, left on Dudley Street, right on Greenville Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Boston Street and Dorchester Street, and left on Willow Court out to South Bay.
Ward No. 21 Fort Hill - Washington Park - Grove Hall Starting at where Tremont Street crosses the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, right on Pynchon Street, left on Roxbury Street, left on Washington Street, right on Warren Street, left on Dudley Street, right on Greenville Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Seaver Street through Egleston Square, right on Washington Street, left on Codman Avenue, sharp right on Amory Street until it meets Centre Street and the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, and right along the tracks to the beginning.
Ward No. 22 Mission Hill to the planned Fenway and all of Brighton
[This is the 1876 amended version that added Ward 25 (Brighton) to this ward]
Starting at the Charles River and down West Chester Park, right on the Boston & Providence Railroad tracks, right on Centre Street through Perkins Street, right on Pond Avenue to the Muddy River and border for the town of Brookline, right along this border with Brookline, left on Brighton Avenue along the northern town border and then including everything west of this point being the former town of Brighton.
Ward No. 23 West Roxbury - Roslindale - Jamaica Plain Starting at the border with the town of Brookline and down Pond Avenue, right on Perkins Street through Centre Street, right on Amory Street, left on Codman Avenue, right on Washington Street, left through Egeleston Square and Searver Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, veer right on Back Street to the border with the town of Hyde Park -- all land west of this line.
Ward No. 24 Dorchester - Mattapan 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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Boston Wards in 1895
Map of the City of Boston and Vicinity (1896)
An Outline Map of Boston showing the old & new ward lines also the old Congressional lines (1896) - no streets
Ward Modern Description Boundary
Ward No. 1 Northeast East Boston Starting at the harbor going up Front Street [not shown on map] and up Marion Street, left on Bennington Street through Central Square, right onto Border Street past first main pier and left out to the Mystic River -- all land northeast of this line plus Breed's Island.
Ward No. 2 East Boston and the harbor islands Using the line from above -- all land southwest of this line plus all the harbor islands.
Ward No. 3 Northeast Charlestown and Navy Yard Starting at and including Brook's Wharf on the Mystic River, across Medford Street and up Pearl Street, left on High Street along the south side of Monument Square, left up the east side of the square, right on Chestnut Street, verge left onto Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, across Adam and Chelsea streets along the Navy Yard's southwest border to the Charles River -- all land northeast of this line.
Ward No. 4 West Charlestown Beginning at the Mystic River at the border between the city of Boston and Somerville and along this border to a point on the Boston and Maine Railroad tracks where the extension of Lincoln Street would be, left up that extension along Lincoln Street, right on Main Street, left up Walker Street. right on High Street, left on Pearl Street in a straight line to the west of Brook's Wharf on the Mystic River -- all land west of this line plus the island on the north side of the Mystic River where the Malden Bridge lands.
Ward No. 5 Charlestown City Square Starting at Miller's River up the city of Boston and Somerville line, right on the extension of Lincoln Street (above mentioned) through Lincoln Street, right on Main Street, left on Walker Street, right on High Street along the south side of Monument Square, left up the east side of the square, right on Chestnut Street, verge left onto Mount Vernon Avenue, right on Mount Vernon Street, across Adam and Chelsea streets along the Navy Yard's southwest border to the Charles River -- all the land south of this line to the Miller's and Charles rivers.
Ward No. 6 North End Starting at the south side of Long Wharf across Atlantic Avenue, up Central Street, right on India Street, left on Milk Street, right on Washington Street, left on School Street across and up Beacon Street, right on Bowdoin Street, right on Cambridge Street, left on Chardon Street, left on Portland Street, right on Travers Street, left on Charlestown Street, right on Causeway Street, left on Prince Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 7 Boston Common - Chinatown - South Station - Financial District Starting at Fort Point Channel up Broadway, left on Way Street, left on Harrison Avenue, right on Motte Street through Castle Street, right on Tremont Street, left on Pleasant Street, right on Columbus Avenue through Park Square, left on Charles Street, right on Beacon Street across through School Street, right on Washington Street, left on Milk Street, left on India Street, right on Central Street to the south side on Long Wharf on the harbor.
Ward No. 8 Mass. General Hospital - North Station Starting at the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge] down Cambridge Street, right on Joy Street, left on Beacon Street, left on Bowdoin Street, right on Cambridge Street through Bowdoin Square, left on Chardon Street, sharp left on Portland Street, right on Travers Street, diagonal left on Charlestown Street, right on Causeway Street, and left on Prince Street to the river.
Ward No. 9 Southeastern South End Starting at Fort Point Channel up Broadway, left on Way Street, left on Harrison Avenue, right on Motte Street through Castle Street, left on Tremont Street, left on West Dedham Street, right on Shawmut Avenue, left on East Canton Street through to its extension to South Bay.
Ward No. 10 East Fenway through northern South End Starting at the Back Bay Fens at Boylston Street on the east, in on Boylston Street, right on Exeter Street, left on Blagden Street through Copley Square onto St. James Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on Providence Street to Park Square, right down Pleasant Street, right on Tremont Street, right on Dartmouth Street, left on Warren Avenue, diagonally across Columbus Avenue onto West Newton Street, left along the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, sharp right on Rogers Avenue, left on Huntington Avenue, right on the entrance to the Back Bay Fens, and along the Muddy River to the beginning.
Ward No. 11 Boston University - West Fenway - Back Bay - Flat of the Hill Starting on the Charles River at the West Boston Bridge [now Longfellow Bridge] out Cambridge Street, tight on Joy Street, right on Beacon Street, left on Charles Street through Park Square, right on Providence Street, left on Berkeley Street, right on St. James Avenue through Copley Square onto Blagden Street, right on Exeter Street, left on Boylston Street across the Muddy River and continue on Boylston Street, along the Muddy River to the extension of St. Mary's Street, down St. Mary's Street to the Charles River.
Ward No. 12 Western side of the South End Starting at the South Bay up East Canton Street, right on Shawmut Avenue, left on West Dedham Street across Tremont Street and up Dartmouth Street, left on Warren Avenue, diagonally across Columbus Square up West Newton Street, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, left on Camden Street, right on Washington Street, left on East Lenox Street, right on Fellows Street, right on Northampton Street, left on Albany Street, right on Massachusetts Avenue, left along the Roxbury Canal out to South Bay.
Ward No. 13 Northwestern side of South Boston Starting at a point on South Bay where the Dorchester Avenue and the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and go along Dorchester Avenue, left on D Street, right onto the tracks, left on E Street, right on West Broadway, left on F Street to the harbor -- all lands northwest of this line.
Ward No. 14 East end of South Boston Starting at the Old Harbor up K Street, left on East 6th Street, right on H Street, left on East Broadway and turn onto West Broadway, right on F Street to the harbor -- all land east of this line.
Ward No. 15 North Andrew Square to Telegraph Hill Starting at a point on South Bay where the Dorchester Avenue and the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad and go along Dorchester Avenue, left on D Street, right onto the tracks, left on E Street, right on West Broadway, turn onto East Broadway, right on H Street, left on East 6th Street, right on K Street to the old harbor, right along the water, right up Old Harbor Street, left on Burnham Street, left on Mercer Street, right on Newman Street, left on Dorchester Street through Andrew Square and out Swett Street to South Bay.
Ward No. 16 South Andrew Square - Everett Square - Western Upham's Corner Starting on the Old Harbor up Old Harbor Street, left on Burnham Street, left on Mercer Street, right on Newman Street, left on Dorchester Street through Andrew Square and out Swett Street out the bridge, left on New York and New England Railroad tracks crossing Massachusetts Avenue, right on East Cottage through West Cottage Street, left on Blue Hill Avenue, left on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Upham's Corner onto Boston Street to Everett Square, left on East Cottage across Town Meeting Square onto Crescent Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, right on the Carson Street extension to the Old Harbor.
Ward No. 17 Dudley Square of Roxbury Starting at South Bay and up the Roxbury Canal, right on Massachusetts Avenue, left on Albany Street, right on Northampton Street, left on Fellows Street, right on East Lenox Street, left on Washington Street, left on Warren Street, left on Moreland Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue, left on West Cottage onto East Cottage, left on New York and New England Railroad to South Bay.
Ward No. 18 Madison Square area of Roxbury Starting on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks at Camden Street, out on the tracks, left on Linden Park Street, right on Gay Street, right on Roxbury Street to Eliot Square, very sharp left Bartlett Street onto Dudley Street, left on Warren Street onto Washington Street, and left on East Camden Street back to the beginning.
Ward No. 19 Mission Hill area of Roxbury Starting at the Back Bay Fens on the Muddy River (and the border with the town of Brookline), out the entrance, left on Huntington Avenue, right on Rogers Avenue, right on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, left on Linden Park Street, right on Gay Street, right on Roxbury Street across Eliot Square, left on Highland Street, right on Marcella Street, left on Centre Street, right on Heath Street [different than on map] to New Heath Street, left on Bickford Street, right on Minden Street, left on Day Street, right on Grotto Glen and extension across the Jamaicaway to the Muddy River, right along the river and border with the town of Brookline back to the beginning.
Ward No. 20 Mount Bowdoin northeast to Savin Hill in Dorchester Starting on Dorchester Bay up Greenwich Street, left on Dorchester Avenue, right Centre Avenue to what now is Codman Square, right on Talbot Avenue, right on Blue Hill Avenue, right on Quincy Street, left on Columbia Street through Upham's Corner onto Boston Street to Everett Square, left on East Cottage across Town Meeting Square onto Crescent Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, right on the Carson Street extension to the Old Harbor.
Ward No. 21 Washington Park to Grove Hall of Roxbury Starting at Eliot Square out on Bartlett Street onto Dudley Street, right on Warren Street, left on Moreland Street through Emmanuel Street, right on Blue Hill Avenue through Grove Hall, right on Seaver Street, right on Walnut Avenue, left on Westminster Avenue, right on Washington Street, left on Valentine Street, right on Thornton Street, left on Ella Street, left on Hawthorn Street, right on Highland Street to Eliot Square.
Ward No. 22 Jamaica Plain - Egleston Square Starting at Jamaica Pond out on Pond Street on the border with the town of Brookline, right on Myrtle Street, right on Centre Street, veer left onto South Street at the Soldier's Monument, left on Carolina Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, right on Green Street across Washington Street onto Glen Road across Forest Hills Street onto Sigourney Street onto Walnut Street, left on Westminster Avenue, right on Washington Street, left on Valentine Street, right on Thornton Street, left on Ella Street, left on Hawthorn Street, left on Highland Street onto Marcella Street, merge onto Centre Street, left on Centre Street, right on Heath Street [different than on map] to New Heath Street, left on Bickford Street, right on Minden Street, left on Day Street, right on Grotto Glen and extension across the Jamaicaway to the Muddy River, left along the Muddy River and the border with the town of Brookline to the beginning.
Ward No. 23 West Roxbury - Roslindale - Forest Hills Starting at Jamaica Pond out on Pond Street on the border with the town of Brookline, right on Myrtle Street, right on Centre Street, veer left onto South Street at the Soldier's Monument, left on Carolina Avenue, left on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad tracks, right on Green Street across Washington Street onto Glen Road across Forest Hills Street onto Sigourney Street onto Walnut Street, right on Seaver Street, right on Blue Hills Avenue, right on Harvard Street to the border of the city of Boston and town of Hyde Park, left along the border with Hyde Park, right onto the border with the town of Dedham, right onto the border with the city of Newton, right onto the border with the town of Brookline back to the beginning.
Ward No. 24 Mattapan - Lower Mills - Ashmont - Neponset - Harrison Square Starting on Dorchester Bay up Greenwich Street, left on Dorchester Avenue, right Centre Avenue to what now is Codman Square, right on Talbot Avenue, left on Blue Hill Avenue, diagonally across Blue Hill Avenue onto Harvard Street to the border of the city of Boston and town of Hyde Park, left along the border with Hyde Park to the Neponset River, left down the river along the border with the town of Milton and city of Quincy to Dorchester Bay.
Ward No. 25 Allston - 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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Hyde Park annexation adds Ward 26 in 1912
The entirety of the former town of Hyde Park constitutes the whole of Ward 26


Boston Wards in 1914
No ward map found online
You can use the Boston Atlases, 1873-1938, by neighborhood


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.

Ward Description Ward Description
Ward No. 1 East Boston Dist. North
Ward No. 14 Roxbury Dist. West
Ward No. 2 East Boston Dist. South and the harbor islands Ward No. 15 Roxbury Dist. - Roxbury St. to Franklin Park
Ward No. 3 Charlestown Dist. West Ward No. 16 Roxbury Dist. - Moreland St. to Franklin Park
Ward No. 4 Charlestown Dist. East Ward No. 17 Dorchester Dist. - Blue Hill Ave. to Savin Hill
Ward No. 5 Boston Proper - North End, and East Side to Broadway Ward No. 18 Dorchester Dist. - Grove Hall to Field's Corner
Ward No. 6 Boston Proper - South End to Tremont St. Ward No. 19 Dorchester Dist. - Franklin Park to Dorchester Ctr.
Ward No. 7 Boston Proper - Back Bay East Ward No. 20 Dorchester Dist. - Ashmont to Neponset River
Ward No. 8 Boston Proper - West End and Back Bay West Ward No. 21 Dorchester Dist. - Franklin Park to Lower Mills
Ward No. 9 South Boston Dist. North Ward No. 22 Jamaica Plain and Forest Hills
Ward No. 10 South Boston Dist. South Ward No. 23 West Roxbury Dist. and Roslindale
Ward No. 11 Dorchester Dist. - South Bay to Upham's Corner Ward No. 24 Hyde Park Dist. and Mattapan West
Ward No. 12 Roxbury Dist. East Ward No. 25 Brighton Dist. South
Ward No. 13 Roxbury Dist. Center Ward No. 26 Brighton Dist. North
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Boston Wards in 1924
No ward map found online
You can use the Boston Atlases, 1873-1938 by neighborhood

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.

Ward Description Ward Description
Ward No. 1 East Boston
Ward No. 12 Roxbury East
Ward No. 2 Charlestown Ward No. 13 Dorchester North
Ward No. 3 Boston Proper Ward No. 14 Dorchester West
Ward No. 4 Back Bay South and the Fenway Ward No. 15 Dorchester North Central
Ward No. 5 Back Bay Ward No. 16 Dorchester South
Ward No. 6 South Boston North Ward No. 17 Dorchester Center
Ward No. 7 South Boston South Ward No. 18 Hyde Park and Mattapan
Ward No. 8 South End and Roxbury North Ward No. 19 Jamaica Plain and Roslindale East
Ward No. 9 Roxbury Center Ward No. 20 West Roxbury and Roslindale West
Ward No. 10 Roxbury West Ward No. 21 Brighton South
Ward No. 11 Roxbury South and Forest Hills Ward No. 22 Brighton North
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Boston Massachusetts Historical City Streets

Introduction

With Boston's aggressive program of landfill and annexation of neighboring towns, the city landscape of streets was ever-changing. This is the researcher's guide to these streets, the additions, but also the deletions or moving of a name from one area to another.

The first listing of streets for the town of Boston was published as a broadside called The Names of the Streets, Lanes & Alleys within the Town of Boston, in New England (Boston, 1708). The Vade Mecum for America (Boston, 1732) was the first commercial guide designed for travellers. After the Revolution, some names of English or Royal bent were changed. The town ordered a new list made and it was recorded in the Town Records in 1788 that was recorded in book 8 starting on page 81. A second unofficial list was published called Names of the Streets, Lanes and Alleys in the Town of Boston in 1800. Street lists began to appear in the Boston City directories starting in 1803. The next official list came in 1834 when the 1708 and 1788 lists were reprinted and then updated with streets in the annexed South Boston, formerly Dorchester Neck. This was reprinted later the same year. An update to this report was published in 1842. As a byproduct of a project to index plans at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds in 1860, Francis Lincoln found it necessary to prepare a list of streets and their changes. This can be found there in manuscript form.

Because of the annexation of Roxbury, a list of changes in names for street in Boston proper and Roxbury was given in 1868 to eliminate the confusion caused by the duplication of names [see Municipal Records, Vol. 46, pp. 286-408, city Doc. No. 49, 1868]. The great study of street names and their history post-1708 was published in 1879 [see City Doc. No. 119 for 1879, Appendix J]. This included the work in 1860, but the problem was it only focused on Boston proper and many more towns had been annexed by that time. The Street Commissioners reported on 27 December 1880 to the city Council a Report of the Street Commissioners on the Nomenclature of the City's Streets [see City Doc. No. 141 for 1880] of suitable names the duplicate streets could be given. The rest of the publication history is presented in the lists to follow.

Introduction | Early Lists | Official Lists | Database

Unofficial lists (early)
  1. Vade Mecum for America; or a companion for traders and travellers (Boston, 1732), pp. 206-214.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  2. Boston Streets, Wards and Landmarks (Boston, 1826-1873) - 24 issues.
    No known digital versions.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  3. A List of Boston Streets, etc., etc. (Boston, 1868), 52 pp.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  4. Boston Street Directory, a complete pocket guide to the streets, avenues, places, parks, squares, wharves, etc., containing also hotels, etc. (Boston, 1876), p. 24to.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  5. Boston Street Directory, a complete pocket guide to the streets, avenues, places, parks, squares, wharves, etc., containing also hotels, etc. (Boston, 1885), unknown pagination.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.

Official lists
  1. The Names of the Streets, Lanes & Alleys within the Town of Boston, in New England (Boston, 1708), broadside, Note: This was reproduced in the front of the records of streets published in 1910 (below).
    No digital version found of original, but see the 1910 reprint.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries - one of many versions); Not at FHL.
  2. The 1788 street name list published in the Documents of the City of Boston for the year 1903.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL.
  3. By a committee of the Board of Alderman, a third official list of streets was created in 1834 that utilized the first two lists and additions and deletions to 1834. This work included the streets from the recently annexed South Boston (in 1804). See city Records, Vol. 12, p. 179. This listed was formally submitted and adopted later in the year.
  4. The Committee on Laying Out and Widening Streets submitted a list an update to the previous report in 1842. See Municipal Record, Vol. 20, p. 297.
  5. Francis Lincoln who was preparing an index to plans at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds found it necessary to prepare a list of streets with their various names in 1860. This file was placed at the registry (so noted in 1910).
  6. An order was present to the Board of Aldermen in 1868 providing fo changes in the names of a number of streets in Boston proper and Roxbury that was intended to eliminate the confusion caused by the duplication of names in the newly annexed Roxbury bearing the same names as streets in Boston proper. See Municipal Records, Vol. 46, pp. 286-408, city Doc. No. 49 for 1868.
  7. The Joint Standing Committee on Ordinances in 1879 submitted a report consisting of a statement of the manner in which the streets of the city had been named and their names changed, together with the reasons of the committee for limiting their research into the history of the streets to the period subsequent to 1708, and explanation of the difficulty of the work and the process by which the committee had arrived at the result, being appendix J of their report. See City Doc. No. 119 for 1879. Note: This study was only for Boston proper and thus left the rest of the city unstudied.
  8. Report of the Street Commissioners on the Nomenclature of the City's Streets which was a list of the public streets in different parts of the city with similar names and "the title which the Commissioners have suggested to themselves as suitable for such of those streets as in their opinion should be renamed and appended to them." See city Doc. No. 141 for 1880.
  9. List of Streets, Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc. showing the number and divisions of those extending through more than one ward by the Board of Registrars of Voters.
    Digital versions at 1880 ed. and 1888 ed.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  10. James R. Carret agreed to prepare for the city a record of names of the streets in the city as found in its records, alphabetically arranged, showing the dates of laying out and the date of change in name of any streets which had taken place from 1871 to 1894. See city Doc. No. 35 for 1894.
  11. The above work was continued by J. H. Jenkins, John W. Morrison, and Irwin C. Cromack and appeared as Appendix B in the report of the Street Laying-Out Department for 1894. See city Doc. No. 35 for 1895.
  12. List of Streets, Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc. showing the number and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, etc. by the Board of Election Commissioners (Boston, 1896), 128 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  13. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston compiled under the Direction of the Street Commissioners and Printed by Order of the City Council with an Appendix containing a description of the Boundary, Wards and Aldermanic Districts of the City ... by the Street Laying-out Department (Boston, 1902), 466 pp.
    No digital version found.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  14. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, etc. by the Board of Election Commissioners (Boston, 1906), 156 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  15. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston ... with an Appendix containing a description of the Boundary Line of the City and also a Description of the Changes which have been made in it by Annexations, etc., from the date of the Settlement of the Town to 1910 by the Street Laying-out Department (Boston, 1910), xvi, 543 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  16. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, engine houses, school houses, institutions and hospitals by the Board of Street Commissioners (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1913; 1916; 1919; 1921; 1923; 1925; 1926; 1928; 1930; 1932; 1933; 1935.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  17. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of hotels, apartment-houses, engine houses, school houses, institutions, hospitals and Squares named in honor of World War veterans by the Board of Street Commissioners (Boston, year varies)
    Digital versions by year: 1936; 1939; 1941; 1944; 1948; 1951.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  18. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of Squares named in honor of World War veterans, hotels, fire stations, schools, institutions and hospitals, public libraries, parks and playgrounds by the Public Works Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1955; 1957 (supp. only); 1958; 1959 (supp. only); 1960 (supp. only); 1963.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  19. Boston Streets also its Avenues, Courts, Places, Etc., showing the numbers and divisions of those extending through more than one ward or precinct, together with the location of Squares named in honor of veterans, hotels, fire stations, police stations, schools, institutions and hospitals, public libraries, little city halls, parks, playgrounds, public buildings, historical sites, parking locations, and places of religious worship by the Public Works Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1971; 1976; 1982; 1989.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries) - choose year; Not at FHL.
  20. Street Directory including location of all streets with numbers at which other streets intersect by the Boston Transportation Department (Boston, year varies).
    Digital versions by year: 1993; 1999.
    Not in WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
Introduction | Early Lists | Official Lists | Database

Official database
  1. 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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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.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department runs a public / private cooperative program called the 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.

A general guide to cemetery inscriptions is Henry Ashley May, "Boston Cemetery Inscriptions and records" (Boston, ca. 1895-1908), ms., 12v. in 34, held by Boston Public Library Rare Books [Ms.Am.1812]:

  • v. 1 - Bunker Hill Burying Ground
  • v. 2 - Central Burying Ground (3 pts.)
  • v. 3 - Christ Church crypt
  • v. 4 - Copp's Hill Burying Ground (6 pts.)
  • v. 5 - Dorchester Old North Burying Ground (4 pts.)
  • v. 6 Dorchester South Burying Ground (2 pts.)
  • v. 7 - East Boston Cemetery
  • v. 8 - Granary Burying Ground (6 pts.)
  • v. 9 - Hawes Cemetery
  • v. 10 - King's Chapel Burying Ground
  • v. 11 - Phipps Street Burying Ground (5 pts.)
  • v. 12 - St. Paul's Church crypt.

and "City of Boston : military record and burial location of Revolutionary War veterans," Mss C 4044, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.

Quick Links to Cemeteries
Boston Proper
Introduction King's Chapel (1630) Copp's Hill (1660)
Granary (1660) Quaker (1709) Jewish (bef. 1734)
Boston Common (1756) South End (1810) St. Paul's tombs (1823)
Park St. tombs (1824) Old Trinity tombs (n.d.) Miscellaneous (1675)
Boston Harbor Islands
Nix's Mate (1724) Castle Island (1762) Thompson's Island (1842)
Deer Island (1847) Governor's Island (19th c.) Rainsford Island (1871)
Long Island Hosp. (1893) Resthaven (1918)
East Boston
Bennington St. (1819) Temple Ohabei (1844)
South Boston
South Boston tombs (1810) Hawes (1816) St. Augustine's (1819)
St. Matthew's tombs (1819) Union (1841)
Boston proper cemeteries


1. King's Chapel Burying Ground, Tremont St., 1630. (B, C)

Note: There are interior tombs in the chapel dating back to 1749.
Wikipedia entry.

2. Copp's Hill or North Burying Ground, between Hull St. and Charter St., 1660. (B)

City of Boston cemetery website.
Wikipedia entry.
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3. Granary Burying Ground, Common [now Tremont] St., 1660. (B, C)

City of Boston cemetery website.
Wikipedia entry.
  • "Headstones found in Granary Cemetery with letter from L. W. Ross, 1891," manuscript held by Boston Public Library Rare Books. [K.11.39]
  • "Burials in Boston's South (Granary) burial ground, 1708-1710" (Mss C 1040), 14 items, R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.
  • Thomas Bridgman, The Pilgrims of Boston and their Descendants: also, inscriptions form the monuments in the Granary Burial Ground, Tremont Street (New York, 1856; rep. West Jordan, Utah, 1984), xvi, 406 pp.
    Note: Reprint printed with six original pages on one reprinted page.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive, Google Books, and Ancestry ($).
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); WorldCat (Other Libraries) (reprint); FHL book 974.461 D2b and film 1425546 Item 1 (with digital link).
  • A Sketch of the Original and History of the Granary Burial Ground: With a list of the past and present owners of tombs (Boston, 1879), 21 pp.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL.
  • William Henry Whitmore, The Graveyards of Boston: Second Volume, Granary and Boston Common Epitaphs (Albany, N.Y., 188-), 128 pp.
    No digital version available.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; NEHGS Library, Boston.
  • "Historical Sketch and Matters Appertaining to the Granary Burial-Ground" in Annual Report of the Cemetery Dept. of Boston, Fiscal Year 1901-1902 (Boston, 1902), p. 35-65. Offprint (Boston, 1902), 37 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
  • Ogden Codman, Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass. (Salem, Mass., 1918; rep. Bowie, Md., 1997), 255 pp.
    Digital version at Internet Archive.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V3g and film 873757 Item 4 (with digital link); FHL book 974.461 V3c (reprint ed.).
  • Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.
    Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; NEHGS Library, Boston.

4. Quaker Burying Ground [site], Congress St., 1709. (B)

Note: The meeting house was burned in the Great Fire of 1760. Thwing [see History - Topographical above], 145, said the remains were re-interred in Lynn in 1827. Dunkle and Lainhart [see below as item B], 800, say William Mumford bought land on Brattle Square in 1694 for a Quaker meeting house and burying ground. The Society moved to Quaker Lane [now Congress Street] in 1708. This Society voted to discontinue in 1808. After eleven years of non-use, the remains of 111 people were exhumed and removed to Lynn. It was uncommon for Quakers to inscribe stones, so this lost cemetery was likely marked with fieldstones. The source for the later is not given.

5. Jewish Burial Ground, Chamber St., before 1734. (B)

Note: This burying ground was referenced in a deed of Isaac Solomon in 1735 as a "Burying Ground as it is now fenced in to the Jewish nation." Nothing more is known about this site. See Thwing [see History - Topographical above], 205-206.
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6. Central or Boston Common Burying Ground, Boylston St., 1756. (B, C)

Wikipedia entry.
  • William Henry Whitmore, The Graveyards of Boston: Second Volume, Granary and Boston Common Epitaphs (Albany, N.Y., 188-), 128 pp.
    No digital version available.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; NEHGS Library, Boston.
  • Ogden Codman, Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground, Boston Common, and Inscriptions in the South Burying Ground, Boston (Salem, Mass., 1917), 167 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V3cb or film 873757 Item 5 (with digital link).
  • Alphabetical Indexes to Boston Burying Grounds (Boston, 1984-1985), 6 parts in 1 volume.
    Note: 6th part is the Granary Burying Ground.
    Not on WorldCat; Not at FHL; NEHGS Library, Boston.

7. South Burying Ground or South End Cemetery, Washington St. between East Newton and East Concord Sts., South End, 1810-1866. (A, B)

From the city's Historic Burying Ground Initiative: When the South End Burying Ground was opened in 1810, it was located on the narrow strip of marshland, Roxbury Neck, which connected the peninsula of Boston to the mainland. The gallows stood at the east edge of the burying ground, near the tidewaters of South Boston Bay, leading to the persistent myth that primarily hanged pirates and other criminal were buried here. In fact, it is difficult to know exactly who is buried here. In the nineteenth century, people of modest means had recorded, but unmarked graves. They could not afford elaborate headstones or other types of monumentation. While there are only 20 grave markers, records indicate that over 11,000 are buried at this site. Successive filling of the marshy site permitted burials in several tiers. It has been reported that South End Burying Ground contains the graves of paupers from the Alms House and inmates from the House of Industry. Mostly, though, this site is known as a working man's burying ground, where families paid a small fee to the City for burials. Interments ceased in this graveyard in 1866.

Note: Others have taken the short list of inscriptions (noted above and given below) into a long lost cemetery on Boston Neck, but in fact there is only one cemetery in this part of the city.

8. St. Paul's Cathedral Tombs [site], Tremont St., 1823-1914.

Note: The tombs were used to the late 19th century and the burials removed in 1914 -- some to Mount Hope Cemetery.

9. Park Street Church Tombs, Park St., 1824-1861.

Note: Some burials were re-interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, in 1861.

10. Old Trinity Church Tombs [site], Summer St., burned in the Great Fire of 1872.

10a. Miscellaneous sites.

  • Photograph of three gravestones found by the Street Department of the Boston Gas Light Company, July 19, 1888, in excavating in Bosworth St. (formerly Montgomery Pl.) about 10 or 12 feet from Tremont St., Mss A 2448, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.
    Image of three tombstones found under Bosworth St. The inscription on the first stone reads "Here lyes ye body / of John Thomson / Aged 57 years / Died August ye 27 / 1720". The inscription on the second stone reads "Rvth Brading / aged one year / and XI monthes / and 27 dayes / Dyed the 3 of / Jvly 1675". The inscription on the final stone reads "Ebenezer Hile / Son to Henry / & Mary Hile / Age 17 years / Decd May the 7th / 1723."

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Boston Harbor Island cemeteries


What is known about the cemeteries on the islands comes from Edward Rowe Snow, The Islands of Boston Harbor, Their History and Romance 1626-1935 (Andover, Mass., 1935), 367 pp. with map, WorldCat (Other Libraries), Not at FHL. The only islands with cemeteries there now are "Deer Island" and "Long Island" - neither are technically islands any more.

11. Nix's Mate Island Cemetery [site], Mix Mate Island, Boston, Harbor, 1724-1735.

Note: Used for the burial of some pirates.

12. Castle Island Cemetery, now through landfill, the tip of South Boston, 1762.

There were several individual sites on the island and the cemetery on the southern point. Some burials were moved to Governor's Island in 1892 and others to Deer Island in 1908.

13. Thompson's Island Cemetery [site], Thompson's Island, Boston Harbor, 1842.

A Boston Death record lists a Charles H. Austin who was buried there in 1842.

14. Deer Island Cemetery, Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1847.

This island has a Native American burial site from the King Philip's War in 1675-1676. The island was home to a quarantine station and many immigrants, mostly Irish, who died at the station were buried there in nameless graves. These are two separate sites. The burial grounds are now part of the park and the cemetery listed on maps nearby is Resthaven Cemetery (listed below) but included Waster Water Treatment Facility.

15. Governor's Island Cemetery [site], 19th century.

The cemetery was on the north slope of the hill and every grave was moved in 1908 to Deer Island.

16. Rainsford Island Cemetery [site], 1871-1920.

Note: This cemetery may no longer exist and it not mentioned in the history above or David Allen Lambert, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries. The island was home to the adult male Paupers' House from 1871 to 1888. Those residences were moved over to nearby Long Island then and the building housed the adult female paupers. It became the House of Reformation from 1895 to 1920 that was renamed the Suffolk School for Boys. Burials were made from the Paupers' House.

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17. Long Island Hospital Cemetery, Long Island, Boston Harbor, 1893.

The Almshouse was here and buried over 2500 there by 1935. These graves are only marked by lot numbers.

18. Resthaven Cemetery, Deer Island, Boston Harbor, 1918.

Note: This island was home to a prison, reform school, a fort, and other buildings. There were two cemeteries for these different facilities, one for prisoners and hospital patients and the other for military personnel. The military remains wer re-interred at Fort Devens Cemetery in Ayer, Mass. The others were moved to the New Rest Haven Cemetery.

East Boston cemeteries


19. Bennington Street Burying Ground, Bennington corner of Swift Sts., East Boston, 1819. (A)

20. Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, Wordsworth St., East Boston, 1844.

South Boston cemeteries


21. South Boston Tombs [site], West Seventh and Dorchester Sts., South Boston, 1810.

Note from Toomey and Rankin, History of South Boston, p. 127: Fifteen tombs were built on the spot where the Shurtleff school was and it was supposed that it was used only for a short time.

22. Hawes Burying Ground, Old Road now Emerson St., South Boston, 1816. (A, B)

Thomas Hill, "The Only Protestant Burial Ground in South Boston" (mss., 1901) (Mss C 3389), 10 p., R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

23. St. Augustine's Cemetery, West Sixth St. west of Dorchester St., South Boston, 1819.

Note: This cemetery was filled not long after 1900.
The Archdiocese of Boston Archives holds the lot sales (1840-1859), burials (1850-1859), copies of gravestones (1819-1850), and an undated list of graves copied from the original records.

24. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Tombs [site], Broadway near E St., South Boston, 1819.

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].

25. Union Cemetery, East Fifth St., South Boston, 1841 (A).

Note: This is the newest and smallest cemetery in South Boston and adjoins the Hawes Burying Ground.

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). Inventories of Some Boston Cemeteries (Boston, 1990)
WorldCat (Other Libraries); Not at FHL.
(B). Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, Inscriptions and Records of The Old Cemeteries of Boston (Boston, 2000), xiii, 914 pp.
WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V3d.
Available in an online database at New England Historic Genealogical Society ($).
(C). Charles Chauncey Wells and Suzanne Austin Wells, Preachers, Patriots & Plain Folks: Boston's Burying Ground Guide to King's Chapel, Granary, Central (Oak Park, Ill., 2004), 288 pp.
WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.461 V37wc.

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Boston Massachusetts Churches

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.

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 WorldCat (Other Libraries); 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 New England Historic Genealogical Society ($).

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 Internet Archive and Google Books.

Use the navigation boxes below to jump to the church you want. Realize that this listing uses the most common historical name of the church. If you do not find the name of the church you seek, then open the search feature in your browser to find the name you want.

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Boston Churches established by 1800
First Church (1630) Second Church (1650) Quaker (1661)
1st Baptist (1665) Old South (1669) French Huguenot (1686)
King's Chapel (1688) Brattle St. (1698) New North (1714)
New South (1719) New Brick (1722) Christ's Church (1722)
Trinity (1728) Arlington St. (1729) Hollis St. (1737)
West (1737) Mather's (1742) 2nd Baptist (1743)
Croswell's (1748) Sandermanian (1764) 1st Universalist (1785)
Holy Cross (1788) 1st Methodist Epis. (1792)
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Boston Churches established between 1801 and 1830
1st Christian (1804) African Baptist (1805) Bromfield St. Meth. Epis. (1806)
Charles St. Baptist (1807) Park Street (1809) St. Matthew's Epis. (1816)
2nd Universalist (1816) Swedenborg (1818) Union United Methodist (1818)
Hawes Place (1819) Union (1819) St. Augustine's (1819)
St. Paul's Episcopal (1820) Bulfinch Street (1822) Green Street (1823)
Phillips' (1823) 12th Congregational (1825) Bowdoin Street (1825)
13th Congregational (1825) Bulfinch Place (1826) Salem Street (1827)
Berkeley Street (1827) South Congregational (1827) Clarendon St. Baptist (1827)
Bethel Church (1828) Mariner's Church (1828) St. Stephen's Epis. (1829)
Grace Church (1829) Broadway Universalist (1830)
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Boston Churches established between 1831 and 1840
South Baptist (1831) Church St. Methodist (1834) Free Will Baptist (1834)
Broadway Methodist Epis. (1834) Warren Street (1834) Beacon Universalist (1835)
Central (1835) 1st Free Church (1835) North Baptist (1835)
Church of Our Father (1835) St. Mary's (1836) St. Patrick's (1836)
Maverick (1837) Free Church of St. Mary (1837) Suffolk St. Unitarian (1837)
Columbus Ave. African Meth. Epis. (1838) N. Russell St. Meth. Epis. (1839) Harvard St. Baptist (1839)
Tremont St. Baptist (1839) Chardon St. Chapel (1839) Zion Evangelical Luth. (1839)
Bowdoin Sq. Baptist (1840) E. Boston Universalist (1840) German Reformed (1840)
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Boston Churches established between 1841 and 1846
Church of the Disciples (1841) Garden Street (1841) Mount Vernon (1842)
Meridan St. Meth. Epis. (1842) Richmond St. Meth. Epis. (1842) West Universalist (1843)
Church of the Messiah (1843) 3rd Christian (1843) Central Sq. Baptist (1844)
Leyden (1844) St. Peter & St. Paul (1844) St. Stephen's Catholic (1844)
Church of the Advent (1844) Messiah (1844) Pilgrim Congregational (1844)
Holy Trinity (1844) Most Holy Redeemer (1844) St. Stephen's Chapel (1844)
St. John's Church (1845) Union Baptist (1845) Church of the Saviour (1845)
Broadway Church (1845) Payson Church (1845) Boston Bapt. Bethel (1845)
South Universalist (1845) Universalist Free (1845) Seamen's Chapel (1845)
Shawmut Avenue (1845) Indiana Street (1845) 28th Congregational (1846)
1st Presbyterian (1846) 1st Ind. Irish Prot. (1846)



1. First Church, Old Church or Old Brick Church [now First Church of Boston], 1630.

Wikipedia page.
Locations:
  • King Street [later called State St.] at the corner of Devonshire St., 1632-1639 [see sketch].
  • 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 painting of building, 1712-1808]. This building was sold in 1808.
  • Chauncey Place, 1808-1868 [see sketch].
  • 66 Marlborough Street, 1868 to present [see 19th century image or 1920 view].
Note:
  • 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.
  • Voted to change its name to the Society of the First Church in Boston in 2005.
Records:
Online resources:
Publications: