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Notice: The Archive Department will be closed to the public the week of January 8, 2018, while the staff conducts a reorganization its collections so that it may better serve patrons in the future.  During this time, the staff will not be accepting research inquiries, certificate/transcript requests, or schedule research appointments.  Please resubmit any such messages starting the week of  January 15th and we will be happy to assist you at that time      

Thank you for visiting the website of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston archive!   

If you would like to request a record, or make an appointment to visit the research library, please use the menu on the left side of the page.  

Mission Statement:  

It is the mission of the archive to collect, preserve, and provide access to records of the parishes and administration of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Furthermore, to assist researchers in their scholarly, genealogical, and other work, in an effort to cultivate a better understanding and appreciation of the history of the Archdiocese and the Boston Catholic community.


The archive is currently located at the Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA, 02184.  You can view directions to the Pastoral Center by clicking here.  


If you would like to submit a research inquiry, or schedule a visit to the library, please use the email form below.  You may also send your request via post to the archivist, Thomas Lester, Archives, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.  Thank you.

Please send email requests by clicking here.