Sacramental Records

Sacramental Records

Each parish is required to maintain records of baptisms, confirmations and marriages celebrated at their parish. The sacramental registers belong to the individual parish. Sacramental Certificates can only be requested by the person who received the sacrament by submitting a request, in writing to the church where the sacrament took place. Please contact the individual church for additional information.   See Directory of Parishes  

There is no central list of Sacramental records for churches in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Where can I find my Baptismal Certificate? 

Baptismal records are available from the local Church of Baptism.

What if my Church of Baptism is closed?

Registries over 100 years old are located are located at the Associated Archives at St. Mary’s Seminary. 410-864-4074. (see below)

Registries under 100 years old from the following closed parishes can be found at:

  • Church of the Ascension Parish, Halethorpe – Records at Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine, 410-242-2292
  • Christ the King Parish, Dundalk – Records at St. Rita, 410-633-2828
  • Church of the Crucifixion Parish, Glen Burnie– Records Christ the King Parish, Glen Burnie, 410-766-5070
  • Fourteen Holy Martyrs Parish, Baltimore – Records at Transfiguration Catholic Community, 410-685-5044
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Parish, Glen Burnie– Records Christ the King Parish, Glen Burnie, 410-766-5070
  • Holy Cross Parish, Baltimore – Records at Catholic Community of South Baltimore, 410-752-8498
  • Holy Redeemer Parish, Highlandtown – Records at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 410-342-4336
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Glen Burnie – Records Christ the King Parish, Glen Burnie, 410-766-5070
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Baltimore – Records at Catholic Community of South Baltimore, 410-752-8498
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Baltimore– Records at All Saints Parish, 410-542-0445
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Federal Hill – Records at Holy Cross Parish, 410-752-8498
  • Adalbert Parish, Wagners Point – Records at St. Athanasius Parish, 410-355-5740
  • Adrian Parish, Inverness – Records at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 410-284-6600
  • Ambrose Parish, Cresaptown – Records at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish,  301-777-1750
  • Andrew Parish, Baltimore – Records at the Chancery office, 410-547-5446
  • Ann Parish, Grantsville – Records at Divine Mercy Parish, 301-689-6767
  • Augustine Parish, Elkridge Halethorpe – Records at Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine, 410-242-2292
  • Barnabas Parish, Baltimore – Records at St. Pius V Parish, 410-523-1932
  • Bernard Parish, Baltimore – Records at the Chancery office, 410-547-5446
  • Brigid Parish, Canton – Records at St. Casimir Parish at Canton and Patterson Park, 410-276-1981
  • Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Highlandtown – Records at St. Casimir Parish at Canton and Patterson Park, 410-276-1981
  • Gabriel Parish, Barton – Records at Divine Mercy Parish, 301-689-6767
  • Gerard’s Parish, Highlandtown – Records at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Highlandtown, 410-343-4336
  • James the Less Parish, Baltimore – Records at the Chancery office, 410-547-5446
  • John the Evangelist Parish, Baltimore – Records at the Chancery office, 410-547-5446
  • Joseph Parish, Baltimore – Records at Holy Cross Parish, 410-752-8498
  • Joseph Parish, Midland – Records at Divine Mercy Parish, 301-689-6767
  • Katharine of Siena, Baltimore – Records at St. Wenceslaus Parish, 410-675-7304
  • Lawrence Parish, Dickeyville – Records at St. Gabriel Parish, 410-944-2106
  • Martin Parish, Baltimore – Records at Transfiguration Catholic Community, 410-685-5044
  • Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Cumberland – Records at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 301-777-1750
  • Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Baltimore – Records at Catholic Community of South Baltimore, 410-752-8498
  • Michael Parish, Frostburg – Records at Divine Mercy Parish, 301-689-6767
  • Michael the Archangel Parish, Fells Point – Records at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Highlandtown, 410-343-4336
  • Mildred Parish, Gray Manor – Records at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 410-284-6600
  • Patrick Parish, Cumberland – Records at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 301-777-1750
  • Patrick Parish, Mount Savage – Records at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 301-777-1750
  • Peter Parish, Westernport – Records at Divine Mercy Parish, 301-689-6767
  • Peter and Paul Parish, Cumberland – Records at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 301-777-1750

For additional inquiries regarding recent Sacramental Records please contact:

Chancery Office

Janet Franchy
Email: janet.franchy@archbalt.org
Phone: 410-547-5446
Fax: 410-727-5432
Address: 320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Older Sacramental Records (more than 100 years old)

In 2018, the Archdiocese of Baltimore collaborated to digitize its sacramental registers in a public/private partnership with the leading family history website FindMyPast (https://www.findmypast.com/).

This collaboration allowed the Archdiocese of Baltimore to create preservations copies of the sacramental registers maintained by the Archdiocese’s parishes and institutions in accordance with canon law, and to participate in the Catholic Heritage Archive (https://www.findmypast.com/catholicrecords) created and maintained by FindMyPast.Com.

The Catholic Heritage Archive will make available to genealogists, the digitized records of collaborating diocese in the United States, Ireland and Great Britain that are one hundred years and older.

Individuals interested in the records of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be able to browse them for free on FindMyPast.com’s website. Please make use of FindMyPast.com’s customer support service for questions on how to navigate their website. The archives staff is unable to provide these services.

https://www.findmypast.com/catholicrecords

Location of Archival Records

Sacramental Registries over 100 year old are preserved at the Associated Archives at St. Mary’s Seminary.  The Associated Archives brings together the archives of the Archdiocese of Baltimore (est. 1789), St. Mary’s Seminary & University (est. 1791) and the Associated Sulpician’s of the United States (U.S. Province  est. 1903), making it one of the most significant repositories for records relating to the early history of the Catholic Church in the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about their collections and reference service please go to their webpage:  http://www.stmarys.edu/archives/

Associated Archives

Alison Foley, Reference Archivist
Email: archives@stmarys.edu
Phone: 410-864-4074
Address: 5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210