Saturday 22 September 2018

Baltimore registers debut in FindMyPast's Catholic Heritage Archive, plus more New York records added

FindMyPast has extended its Catholic Heritage Archive with the addition of parish registers from America's oldest archdiocese – Baltimore – now online for the first time, plus more than 1.5million additional baptism and marriage records from New York.

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Registers
The latest archdiocese to make its records exclusively available through FindMyPast's collection is Baltimore, which covers Maryland's largest city. Each record includes an indexed transcript revealing vital family history information such as parents' names, event year and ages. Digitised images of the registers may provide additional details such as the names of sponsors/witnesses and others attending the ceremonies, residences, cause of death etc. In total, more than 995,000 Baltimore records are now ready for searching.

Four distinct record sets have been created, as below:
You'll find a list of the parishes and register dates here

New York Roman Catholic Parish Registers
Sizeable upgrades have been made to both the baptisms and marriages record sets as shown below.

New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms
More than 787,000 Roman Catholic baptism records for New York have been added to the Archive. They cover the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island, as well as the state counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. These additions brings the total number of entries in this set to nearly 2million. They date back to 1785.

New York Roman Catholic Parish Marriages
This record set, which covers more than 200 parishes, has been extended with more than 490,000 additional records.

You'll find a list of the parishes and register dates here.