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Records of the West Church of Boston, Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

I am looking for the church records of West Church, or West Boston Society, perhaps, founded in 1737. They are not at Harvard Library or Massachusetts Historical Society. The building was taken over by the city of Boston in 1890 and by the Methodists in 1962.  I am specifically looking for the parents of (Nancy) Ann Green, who was married to Stephen Francis by Rev. Simeon Howard in 1778 (during the Revolution) at West Church, Boston. I'd like to find a membership list or pew owners' list from that time, guessing that her parents may have been members of that church if she was married there.

 

Answer:

The West Church of Boston Church records - baptisms, marriages, 1737-1880 were microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. They can be borrowed from your nearby LDS Church Library by renting for $5.50 from NEHGS [LDS Microfilm # 856695 Item 21].  At NEHGS we also have the following book you may be interested in that consist of the published Records of the West Church, Boston, Mass. NEHGS Call # F73.62/W47/1937


Posted by David Lambert at 09/20/2010 02:14:17 PM | 


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