The first Chicago Catholic church opened in 1833, and by 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in the city. Finding your Catholic ancestor’s sacramental records (baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral) can be a daunting task without a few key pieces of information. This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources. Once potential churches are identified, the process of finding the records for that church and timeframe will be explained.
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, is author of the Guide to Hanover Military Military Records 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library. She researches German ancestry and specializes in reading German script. She regularly speaks for national, regional and local genealogical societies and conferences. Recently she recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy.
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