Discover your Catholic ancestor in New York Roman Catholic sacramental registers. Discover when and where your ancestor’s baptism took place, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names. The Archdiocese of New York is the second largest archdiocese in the United States.
Images, taken from microfilm and the register books, make up this collection. There are over 200 parishes included and over 244,000 images. You can explore the full parish list with years covered in the parish list located in the Useful links and resources. There is a 100-year cut-off for baptisms included.
In each transcript, you can learn all or some of the following information:
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s last name
This browse only collection allows you to scan the materials page by page. There is a name search option available as well, in the New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms collection.
Explore more on Catholic Records in our helpful guides and discover your ancestors in materials from the Catholic Church in Ireland, England and Scotland.
This collection covers the Archdiocese of New York only. The Archdiocese covers New York City (the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island) and the Counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
Other areas of New York state are included in the seven other Catholic dioceses, including the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Albany, thus, you will not find records from those dioceses in this collection.
If you would like to cite this record in your family history research, Findmypast suggests the following format: [Name of Parish] [(Location)]. Sacramental Registers, 1782 - 1918, [page number], [Item of interest "John Smith and Mary Jones, 17 October 1873"]; Archdiocese of New York. Digital Images. Findmypast. (https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/new-york-catholic-parish-registers-browse) : accessed DD MMM YYYY).