South Boston Genealogy (in Suffolk County, MA)

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Birth Records Cemetery Records Census Records Church Records City Directories Death Records Histories and Genealogies Immigration Records Land Records Map Records Marriage Records Newspapers and Obituaries Probate Records School Records

South Boston Birth Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

Massachusetts Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970 Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 Ancestry

South Boston Cemetery Records

Hawes Burying Ground Find a Grave

Hawes Burying Ground & Union Cemetery Interment

Saint Augustine Cemetery Find a Grave

South Boston Farm Cemetery Find a Grave

Union Cemetery Find a Grave

South Boston Census Records

1855 Massachusetts State Census Ancestry

1865 Massachusetts State Census Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 MyHeritage

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

South Boston Church Records

Articles of faith and form of covenant adopted by the Phillips Church in South Boston : together with the names of the members: 1841, 1849 Internet Archive

Articles of faith, and form of covenant, adopted by the Evangelical Congregational Church in South Boston : together with the names of the members Internet Archive

Gate of Heaven church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

St. Augustine church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

St. Vincent de Paul church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Sts. Peter and Paul church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

South Boston City Directories

South Boston (Massachusetts) city directories Family History Library

South Boston City Directories 1852 Boston Public Library

South Boston, MA 1852 City Directories Allen County Public Library

South Boston, MA 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 City Directories Allen County Public Library

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1956 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1956 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1957 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1958 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1958 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1959 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1960 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1960 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1961 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1961 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1962 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1962 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1963 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1963 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1964 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1964 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1965 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1966 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1967 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1967 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1968 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1968 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1969 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1970 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1970 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1971 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1972 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1972 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1973 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1974-75 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, 1974-5 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, 1959 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1858 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1955 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1955 Internet Archive

South Boston Death Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

1841-1915 Massachusetts Death Records Ancestry

1901-1980 Massachusetts Death Index Ancestry

Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

South Boston Histories and Genealogies

That old gang of mine : a history of South Boston Family History Library

South Boston Immigration Records

Boston, Massachusetts Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 MyHeritage

Boston, Massachusetts, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 MyHeritage

Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963 Ancestry

Naturalization applications and papers, 1885-1906, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Family History Library

Primary and final declarations of intention and naturalizations, 1864- 1888 and card index 1856-1884 Family History Library

Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in The Boston Pilot," 1831-1920 Ancestry

South Boston Land Records

Early recorders and registers of deeds for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts : 1639-1735 Ancestry

Massachusetts Land Records Secretary of the Commonwealth

Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 Family History Library

Registers of deeds for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1735-1900 Family History Library

South Boston Map Records

Atlas of the city of Boston : South Boston, 1899 State Library of Massachusetts

Atlas of the city of Boston : South Boston, 1910 State Library of Massachusetts

Atlas of the city of Boston. South Boston : from actual surveys and official plans, 1919 State Library of Massachusetts

South Boston Marriage Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

1841-1915 Massachusetts Marriages MyHeritage

1901-1955 and 1966-1970 Massachusetts Marriage Index Ancestry

Gate of Heaven church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915 Ancestry

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 (many towns) Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 Ancestry

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

St. Augustine church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

St. Vincent de Paul church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Sts. Peter and Paul church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

South Boston Newspapers and Obituaries

Gazette and Chronicle (1852-1855) Boston Public Library

Gazette and Chronicle (Oct 2, 1852- Aug 18, 1855) Boston Public Library

Mattapan Register (1859-1861) Boston Public Library

Mercury (1855-1856) Boston Public Library

South Boston Bulletin (1890-1899) Boston Public Library

South Boston Bulletin (Jan 4, 1890- Dec 9, 1899) Boston Public Library

South Boston Citizen (Jun-Dec, 1993) Boston Public Library

South Boston Gazette (1847-1851) Boston Public Library

South Boston Gazette (1906-1917;1920-1960;1969-1970) Boston Public Library

South Boston Gazette and Dorchester Chronicle (1851-1852) Boston Public Library

South Boston Inquirer (1893-1910;1880-1889;1876-1877;1871-1873) Boston Public Library

South Boston Online (1999) Boston Public Library

South Boston Register (1861-1862) Boston Public Library

South Boston Register (Apr 30, 1859- Jun 1, 1861; Sep 14, 1861- May 24, 1862) Boston Public Library

South Boston Tribune (1969,1964-1967;1938-1941) Boston Public Library

Southie News (1983-1997) Boston Public Library

Offline Newspapers for South Boston

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Ateitis. (South Boston, Mass.) 1913-1918

Darbininkas. (South Boston [Boston, Mass.]) 1915-2006

Laisvel. (So. Boston, Mass.) 1911-1988

Mattapan Register. (South Boston [Boston, Mass.]) 1859-1861

Sandara. (South Boston, Mass.) 1913-Current

South Boston Inquirer. (South Boston [Boston, Mass.]) 1871-1940

South Boston Register. (South Boston [Boston, Mass.]) 1861-1862

South Boston Probate Records

1635-1991 Massachusetts Wills and Probate Records Ancestry

Registers of probate for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts : 1639-1799 Ancestry

South Boston School Records

South Boston High School - Chandelier Yearbook (South Boston, MA), 1959 E Yearbook

South Boston High School yearbook, 1959 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

South Boston High School yearbook, 1959, 1964 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

South Boston High School yearbook, 1959, 1964, 1995 Classmates


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