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The most frequent reference requests we get here at the Archives are of a genealogical nature. Until now, the Archives did not hold any sacramental requests and had to direct researchers to parishes throughout the Archdiocese. We are delighted to announce the first stage in making these records more readily available for all researchers. We have worked with Find My Past, a family history company, to digitize and make searchable all baptismal and marriage records of the Archdiocese prior to 1918.

As one of the largest immigration hubs in the country, the Catholic roots of many Americans are tied to the Archdiocese of New York.  The invaluable historical documents that will be available through the Catholic Heritage Archive will advance not only individual family exploration, but historical research on a much wider scale. We are so pleased to partner with Find My Past to open these records to research for the first time in a centralized location.

To explore the records, visit the Catholic Heritage Archive. A list of all of the parishes included in the project can be found here.

At this time, cemetery and other death records are still maintained by the individual parish or cemetery.