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Eccesiastical Records at the Massachusetts State Archives.

(Church Records, Massachusetts) Permanent link

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I recently located an an early reference to the history of my church.  It appears that it may be from a record at the State Archives.  This seemed to relate to a series of records on religious mattersto churches in the 18th century in Massachusetts?


Answer: I worked at the Massachusetts State Archives in the late 1980's and I recall the collection you mean.  It is part of the Mass. Archives Collecton under "Ecclesiastical" covering 1637-1774 in five volumes.

Volume 10: Ecclesiastical, 1637-1679; Volume 11: Ecclesiastical, 1679-1739; Volume 12: Ecclesiastical, 1739-1749; Volume 13: Ecclesiastical, 1749-1756; Volume 14: Ecclesiastical, 1757-1774.  There is a searchable index to these records on the Mass. State Archives website at:

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