Big news: New York Roman Catholic records now online

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:45am

Excellent news today for New York researchers with Catholic ancestors: Findmypast has added the first batch of New York records to their Catholic Heritage Archive

This release includes baptism and marriage records from over 230 parishes across the Archdiocese of New York. Today's release features millions of transcriptions of these key genealogical events - in the coming months, millions more transcriptions and images will be added to the collection. 

Read on to see exactly what counties and dates are covered in today's release, and remember - NYG&B members get free access to all North American records on



This breaking news article is now slightly out of date. Please see our recent article, New York Catholic records online: What you need to know for a closer look at this important record set.


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New York Roman Catholic Baptisms

Parishes covered: 163 - click here to see the full list.

Years covered: 1818-1926

Counties covered: Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Westchester

Each transcript contains the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Baptism year
  • Baptism date
  • Baptism location
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Father’s last name
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s last name
  • Language
  • Parish
  • County
  • Archdiocese
  • State
  • Country


New York Roman Catholic Marriages

Parishes covered: 164 - click here to see the full list.

Years covered: 1796-1926

Counties covered: Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Westchester

Each transcript contains the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Age
  • Denomination
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Spouse’s first name(s)
  • Spouse’s last name
  • Spouse’s birth year
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s denomination
  • Spouse’s occupation
  • Spouse’s residence
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Spouse’s father’s name
  • Spouse’s mother’s name
  • Language
  • County
  • Archdiocese
  • State

Good luck with your searching! If you have any questions about the collection or this release, Findmypast recently published a useful list of frequently asked questions about the Catholic archive that may contain the answer your seek.

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