Michelle Smith, MLIS, CA
The Archives of the Chancery
100 E. Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Archives holds copies of baptism, marriage, and burial registers of every open and closed parish in the Archdiocese. Please note that the Archives does not have the sacramental registers for parishes that were once in the territory of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati but are no longer. Please contact the current diocese the parish resides in. Telephone and email requests are not accepted and we are unable to host in-person researchers.
There are two options for searching sacramental records.
Sacramental records from the earliest date through 1920 for baptism and marriages registers and 1953 for burial registers are available online. Findmypast is a subscription service.
Submit Request to the Archives
The Archives accepts genealogical requests by mail or our online form. Genealogists can request up to 4 (four) specific names and sacraments with each submission (ex. 2 marriages and 2 baptisms) for a $25 fee. The Archives can only search for specific requests and is not able to research general family trees.