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Archives | Locating Sacramental Records

Archives provides free copies of personal sacramental records, including baptism, First Communion, confirmation, and marriage. If you know where the sacraments were conferred, contact the parish for copies.

Preparing for marriage? Contact the parish that conferred the sacraments to arrange for certificates to be prepared from sacramental registers.

If you are note sure which parish in the Green Bay Diocese conferred your sacrament, contact Diocesan Archives department to locate the record.

Consult   pdf this table (2.63 MB)  to determine which parish has which sacramental records for particular years.’’

Helpful external Websites for genealogists:

Archives of nearby dioceses (some of which have congregations that used to be in the Green Bay Diocese)
Archives of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin
Archives of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin
Archives of Diocese of Marquette, Michigan—not open for reference service
Archives of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Non-church genealogy reference sources
Appleton Public Library Obituary Index

Manitowoc County Wisconsin Genealogy:  Especially strong in deaths, cemeteries, newspaper marriage articles from Manitowoc County.

Winnefox Vital Records:  Links to birth, marriage, and death records for those form Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Waushara, Marquette, and Green Lake counties.Wisconsin Historical Society. 

Research your Family History:  contains an index for many (but not all) pre-1907 Wisconsin birth, marriage, and death civil records.  If the civil record is indexed, there is a link to buy it from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Click here to begin your genealogy search request.


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