Sunday, April 28, 2013

Church Record Sunday - History of the Sisters of Charity on Google Books

Volume 1 and Volume 2 of The History of Mother Seton's Daughters are available for free on Google Books. The books contain a detailed history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio. Volume 2 has a listing of members of the Sisters of Charity from 1852 - 1870. Volume 3 is available for browsing online through the DePaul University Libraries Digital Collections and it lists members from 1871-1897.

My 2x great-grandfather's sister Julia Creeden entered the Sisters of Charity convent on March 25, 1870.

Julia took the name Sister Mary Felix when she took her religious vows. Knowing her religious name helped me find her death certificate which listed her parents' names as Patrick Creedon and Mary Coakley.


  1. What a great resource to know about, Kathryn. I don't have relatives who joined the Sisters of Charity in Cincinnati (at least, I don't think so), but I can see how useful this set of books is for those who did.

    1. I really lucked out since Julia's father mentioned her religious order in his will. It was nice to find this resource and see her name in print. Thanks for stopping by Yvonne!