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This breaking news article is now slightly out of date.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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Yes, the NY Roman Catholic records finally becoming available is great news. Especially, for all descendants who don't live in New York and have been very frustrated over the years trying to get the NYC RC Church parishes to respond to their records requests for information about their immigrant ancestors. Does Findmypast have a schedule (estimate) for when the other parishes will be added and available? I noticed that St Paul the Apostle (New York County) is not available yet and wondering when, in the future, it will be added?
Hi BJ, They will be making numerous and significant updates to the collection - this is only the beginning. As of right now, we do not have a formal schedule as to when which parishes will be released, but we have been assured they are working as quickly as possible to get the records online. We will make sure to let our eNews subscribers (sign up above if you're interested) know when each update is made. Thanks for reading!
I reviewed the list of NYC parishes that have been so far indexed. I noticed that none of the Staten Island churches are indexed. Is there a plan to include these? Please let me know. Thank you for your great work in bringing these valuable records to light. GB at the Jersey Shore
I know that parish records for Brooklyn are in the Archdiocese of Brooklyn, vs. the Archdiocese of New York. Is there any word on whether or not the Archdiocese of Brooklyn has agreed to let Findmypast have access to their parish records?