Wednesday 6 June 2018

FindMyPast adds more Catholic records from Chicago

State Street Chicago, c1907
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Nearly 2.4million parish register records from the Archdiocese of Chicago have been added to FindMyPast's Catholic Heritage Archive. They date from the mid-1800s to 1925 and cover the Roman Catholic population of Cook and Lake Counties in north eastern. Illinois.

Details are as follows:

Chicago RC baptisms: 1.2million records revealing the date and location of the baptism, the names of parents and residence. Each search result provides a transcript and image of the original baptism register.

Chicago RC marriages: More than 597,000 records are in this collection. Each search result provides a transcript and image of the original marriage register. Additional details you may find are witnesses’ names, the name of the priest performing the ceremony, and the dates and locations of the couples’ baptisms.

Chicago RC Burials: More than 229,000 burial records are included in this collection. In addition to information about the burial, the burial register may reveal additional details such as cause of death, residence, place of birth, father's name, mother's name and the name of the priest who conducted the service.

Chicago Congregational Records: This collection holds more than 430,000 assorted congregational records. Such records may hold vital biographical details as well as where and when your ancestors worshipped.