Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ohio Catholic Records - Church Record Sunday

A few years ago I came across a wonderful resource from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I'm glad to see that they're still providing this service: Cincinnati Archdiocese Record Archives

For $25, they will do up to 1 hour of research and provide copies of up to 10 records. A sample request letter is provided here: Request for Record Research  Be sure to read the other info on the links to the left.

I requested 10 baptism, marriage, and death records and received a nice response back, along with copies of the records. For the records they did not have, they provided a reason. Out of the 10 I requested, I received 8 records back. One had been destroyed by fire and one was too recent. They said they had a strict policy of not sending records out from 1920 on.

The copies I received were for an entire page, so I lucked out and found some other family references on the same page. A transcription of some of the records I received is here: Mercer County Ohio Records


  1. A great find complete with some lucky breaks!

  2. Are you familiar with the "roots" of many of the Germans who located in Mercer County? I have a fair amount of information if you'd like to email me or call. My email address is: Many of the Germans from this area also settled in Cincinnati (my town). I have some contacts if you are interested.

    Kathy Reed

  3. Hi Kathy! I'll eventually get around to posting about my German lines, but I don't know too much about some of them. I'll send you an email...