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Sacramental Records Request

Records prior to January 1, 1926

Genealogical Requests are confined to records prior to January 1, 1926

Microfilm copies of all sacramental records up to and including the year 1925, and most cemetery records, are available for research in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Joseph Cardinal Bernadin Archives & Records Center.

Send written requests to:

Bernardin Archives & Record Center, 711 W. Monroe Chicago, Il 60661

Tel.  312.534.4400   Fax: 312.831.0610  

General Inquiries: info@archchicago.org

All records are on Microfiche rolls.

For additional information, visit the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center website.


Records from January 1, 1926 to present

Records from January 1, 1926 to the present are only available to the person in the record or, if that person is deceased, his/her immediate next-of-kin.

Only records of closed parishes are held by the Archives. The Bernardin Archives & Records Center will provide you with a list upon request.

All open parishes keep their own records.

To request a search of Old St. Mary’s Sacramental Records or to obtain a sacramental certificate, please complete the following form: