South Boston, Brockton, Cambridge....these were just some of the Lithuanian hotspots in Mass.
The 1925 Boston City Directory.
The Cambridge, MA "Blue Book" (Directory) for 1910.
The Mass. Election Dept. produced directories of residents for the various voting districts. These have been scanned by the Boston Public Library and put on www.archive.org. Roughly speaking, from 1930 onward, South Boston (East side) is ward 7 and South Boston (West side) is ward 6. However, before that, voting districts moved often. I'll be posting links to the directories here, focusing on South Boston addresses. If you click on the book image, you can search for your relatives in the upper right corner by typing in the first few letters of their surname.
The Massachusetts State Archives 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 727-2816
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
For birth, death certificates, etc.
Brockton: The USGenWeb page for Brockton, including info on libraries, historical societies, cemeteries, etc.
Lithuanian Catholic Churches/Diocese Information:
The Archives of the Diocese of Boston might be helpful in finding some Catholic marriages and baptisms. Also, here is a list of the closed and merged parishes within the Boston Diocese.
The Diocese of Fall River.
The Diocese of Springfield.
The Diocese of Worcester.
There is no online resource for St. Augustine's Cemetery, South Boston, where I think many Boston area Lithuanians are buried. It's an old cemetery, pre-dating Lithuanian immigration. You'll have to contact the old-fashioned way: St. Augustine Cemetery
Established in 1818
225 Dorchester St, South Boston, MA 02127-2876
Lithuanian Catholic Parishes:
105 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
St. Casimir, South Boston, MA. 1895-1908. Replaced by St. Peter's, founded 1904.
St. Peter's, founded 1904.
50 Orton-Marotta Way
South Boston, MA, 02127-2006
Email: Daiva, Church Secretary email@example.com
St. Casimir, founded 1898. CLOSED?
21 Sawtell Avenue
Brockton, MA 02402
Article about history & closure
Records possibly at St. Michael's, 87 N. Main Street, Avon, MA 508-586-7210/fax: 508-586-7211
Immaculate Conception, founded 1910. CLOSED
432 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA, 02141-1343
Sacred Heart Parish Rectory
49 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02141-1594
St. George, Haverhill, MA. Founded 1917. CLOSED
All Saints Parish Rectory
120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill, MA, 01832-4711
St. Francis of Assisi, founded 1903. CLOSED
94 Bradford Street
Holy Rosary/Corpus Christi Parish Rectory
35 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
St. Joseph, Founded 1908. MERGED
151 Rogers Street
Lowell, MA, 01852
3 Fayette Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1234
St. George, founded 1912. CLOSED>
36 St. George Avenue
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish Rectory
547 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062-0547
Phone: 781-762-6080 (8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., weekdays and weekends / closed holidays)
St. Casimir's Church, Westfield, MA. CLOSED.
22 State Street
Westfield, MA 01085-3814
Our Lady of Vilna, Worcester. CLOSED.
St. Casimir, founded 1894. CLOSED 2009.
41 Providence Street
http://www.stcasimirworc.org/ --the website is still there with detailed history.
44 Temple Street