May 23, 2019

‘Baptisms’ calls up wealth of resources on Internet

If you plug in “baptisms” as a keyword in URSUS, the University of Maine and Bangor Public Library database on the Internet at, you will come up with a most interesting list of resources. They include:

. “An Account of the Baptisms and Burials in All the Churches and Meetings in Philadelphia.”

. “Alfred, Maine, Congregational Church records Vol. I and II, 1782-1866: Members, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths.”

. “Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth, now Portland, Maine.”

. “Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1749-1768: St. Paul’s Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia.”

. “Baptisms of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Attleboro, Mass. (Dodgeville)”

. “Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths, from the Records of the Town and Churches in Coventry, Conn.”

. “Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699: Boston Births, 1700-1800.”

. “A Brief History of Trinity Parish, Lewiston, Maine, 1854-1903.”

. “Churches of Dedham, Mass.: Admissions, Dismissions, Adult Baptisms, and Proceedings.”

. “Church Records of the First Church in Augusta, beginning Oct. 7, 1794.”

. “Early Church Records in Groton: Containing Admissions to the Church, Etc., Marriages, Baptisms.”

. “Early Records of Rowley, Mass. First Record of the First Church.”

. “Eighteenth Century Baptisms in Salem, Mass., Hitherto Unpublished.”

. “First Congregational Church Newcastle Maine Child Baptisms, 1799-1843.”

. “First Congregational Church of Westbrook, Conn.: Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Memberships.”

. “A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston.”

. “Hollis Street Church, Boston: Records of Admissions, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1732-1887.”

. “Maliseet & Micmac Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Church Records.”

. “The Manifesto Church: Records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with Lists of Communicants.”

. “Marriages and Baptisms at South Hampton, N.H. 1743-1801.”

. “Marriages and Baptisms of St. Michael Catholic Church: Swansea, Mass. (Ocean Grove) 1922-1995.”

. “Membership, Baptisms, and Marriages of the 1st Church of Christ in Biddeford, Maine.”

. “Personal Records of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 1809-1908.”

. “Records of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New England, 1632-1830.”

. “Rev. John Murray’s Book of Records: Baptisms and Marriages, Boothbay and Surrounding Towns.”

. “St. Helena’s Episcopal Church, Beaufort. Register, 1752.” (microform)

. “The Vital Records of Dedham, Mass.”

. “Vital Records of Ipswich, Mass., to the End of the Year 1849.”

I have alphabetized the list to make it easier to use (I hope).

If we add in the French bapteme and baptemes (plural), we also find:

. “Baptemes, Mariages et Sepultures de la Paroisse Saint-Sulpice (1706-1980).”

. “La Population des Forts Francais d’Amerique (XVIIIe Siecle): Repertoire des Baptemes, Mariages et Sepultures.”

. “Repertoire des actes de bapteme, mariage et sepulture du Quebec ancien, 1621-1799” – “Repertory of acts of baptism, marriage and burial of ancient Quebec, 1621-1799.”

. “St-Casimir de Ripon (diocese de Gatineau-Hull): Baptemes et Sepultures (1866-1901), Mariages.

. “St-Jean-Marie-Vianney Gatineau (Cathedrale de Gatineau-Hull): Baptemes, Mariages et Sepultures.”

3301. McCLAIN-MARTIN. Would like to learn date and place of death and burial for Alexander McClain, divorced husband of Virginia D. Martin. He was b. July 10, 1888, Danforth, son of Alexander and Carrie Mary (May) Merrill McClain. He became a resident of Framingham, Mass., sometime prior to 1948. He died before Virginia, as her obit of May 23, 1977, referred to her as “wife of the late Alexander McClain.” She d. in Franklin, Mass. Greg Krzyzak, 518 Bowstring Drive, Clifton, CO 81520; (970) 434-0605;

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