Genealogy Research

We are happy to provide this as a service to those who are interested in researching family histories. In order to complete this research we require a full name for each individual, as well as a death date. Many requests may require considerable time to complete; as a result there is a fee of $50.00 per lot or grave to provide this service. Requests made for just the grave location are free. The fee provides; the grave location, deed holder name, all interments in that grave or lot, interment dates, last address, age at time of death, a printout summary and a map of the cemetery. Monument photographs are not currently available. We do not have birth dates in our records, family relationships or parish information. In addition we have no records prior to June 6, 1878 as a fire destroyed all records before that date. Under normal conditions you can expect a response in 7-10 business days after the fee has been received. At times when cemetery visitation is at its peak the response time may be longer. Please make checks payable to: The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association. The mailing address is 366 Cummins Highway Roslindale, MA 02131 if you have any questions please contact our office at 617-325-6830, Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Requests can also be sent via email with a check sent via U.S. Mail


Online Burial Search

Links to Genealogy Websites:


Ellis Island Genealogy Research

The Irish Ancestral Research Association

US National Archives & Records Administration

Massachusetts Archives

The New England Historic Genealogy Society

Irish Family History Foundation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Conversation Project

History at Home-A guide to Genealogy

Researching Your Family's History from Ships Passenger Lists

Genealogy for Kids: Building a Family Tree