Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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|title=Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004
 
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This collection will include records for the dates 1796-2004.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
 
Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns. Records are organized by county, then by community, and finally by parish within each community. Some records for some parishes are available for the following Ohio counties:<br>  
 
Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns. Records are organized by county, then by community, and finally by parish within each community. Some records for some parishes are available for the following Ohio counties:<br>  
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This collection will include records for the dates 1796-2004.&nbsp;
  
 
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Some parishes, especially German speaking ones, were served by the same priest and so records appear very similar in the various parishes during the time period when they served.  
 
Some parishes, especially German speaking ones, were served by the same priest and so records appear very similar in the various parishes during the time period when they served.  
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''Example:'' St. Mary, Sandusky, Erie County and St. Sebastian, Bismark, Huron County shared the same priests during their early years.  
 
''Example:'' St. Mary, Sandusky, Erie County and St. Sebastian, Bismark, Huron County shared the same priests during their early years.  
  
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1494476/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
  
{{Collection citation
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Churches in Ohio. Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic parish records. Bowling Green State University and Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green, Ohio.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bowling Green State University, Center for Archival Collections.}}
  
Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout Ohio.  
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[[Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
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Image:Ohio Catholic Church Baptisms.jpg
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Image:Ohio Catholic Church Baptisms.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Ohio Catholic Church Burials.jpg
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Image:Ohio Catholic Church Confirmations.jpg|Confirmation Record
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Image:Ohio Catholic Church Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Ohio Catholic Church Marriage.jpg
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Image:Ohio Catholic Church Burials.jpg|Burial Record
 
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''Genealogical information in church birth and christening records includes:''
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This collection usually contains the following information:  
  
*Birth and christening dates and places
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Birth Records
*Names of parents and children, witnesses, and godparents
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''Genealogical information in church confirmation records includes:''  
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date of birth
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*Parents' names including maiden name of mother
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*Names of sponsors or witnesses
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*Name of officiating priest
  
*Names of parents and children
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Confirmation Records
*Birth and christening dates and places
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*Ages of children confirmed
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''Genealogical information in church death and burial records includes:''
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*Confirmation date and place
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*Given name, surname and confirmation (Catholic) name of child
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Names of parents
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*Name of officiating priest
  
*Names of persons and&nbsp;their parents, spouses, and children
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Marriage Records
*Birth, death, and burial dates and places
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*Ages of persons
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*Places of residence
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''Genealogical information in church marriage records includes:''  
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*Groom's name and place of residence
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*Date and place of groom's baptism
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*Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Bride's name and place of residence
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*Date and place of bride's baptism
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*Names of bride's parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Names of witnesses
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*Name of pastor
  
*Names of husbands and wives, parents, and witnesses
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Death and burial records
*Birth, marriage, and divorce dates and places
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*Ages of husbands and wives
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*Death date and burial date
*Places of residence
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Birthplace of deceased
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*Cause of death
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*Name of officiating priest
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*Name of cemetery in which interred
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Compare the information you find in the probate records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
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*The name of the primary individual such as the child
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*Other identifying information such as the birth or marriage date
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collections:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "County" category<br> ⇒Select the "City/Town/Village" category<br> ⇒Select the "Parish" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which takes you to the images
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
''For example:''
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
  
 
*Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.  
 
*Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached [[Ohio Toledo Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached [[Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
More information about church records can be found at:
 
  
 
*[[Ohio Church Records|Ohio Church Records]]  
 
*[[Ohio Church Records|Ohio Church Records]]  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1494476/waypoints Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
"Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004," index and images, ''FamilySearch''([https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12051-124648-5?cc=1494476&wc=725743 FamilySearch.com]: accessed 16 May 2012), Williams &gt; Bryan &gt; St.Patrick &gt; 1915-2002 Deaths &gt; image 1 of 38; Dale Waller, 19 Oct 1918; citing Church Records, Catholic diocese of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
 
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
 
[[Category:Ohio|Toledo]] [[Category:Lucas_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Ohio|Toledo]] [[Category:Lucas_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 23:26, 27 September 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns. Records are organized by county, then by community, and finally by parish within each community. Some records for some parishes are available for the following Ohio counties:

This collection will include records for the dates 1796-2004. 

Allen
Crawford
Defiance
Erie
Fulton
Hancock
Henry
Huron
Lucas
Ottawa
Paulding
Putnam
Richland
Sandusky
Seneca
Van Wert
Williams
Wood
Wyandot

Some parishes, especially German speaking ones, were served by the same priest and so records appear very similar in the various parishes during the time period when they served.

Example: St. Mary, Sandusky, Erie County and St. Sebastian, Bismark, Huron County shared the same priests during their early years.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bowling Green State University, Center for Archival Collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

This collection usually contains the following information:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date of birth
  • Parents' names including maiden name of mother
  • Names of sponsors or witnesses
  • Name of officiating priest

Confirmation Records

  • Confirmation date and place
  • Given name, surname and confirmation (Catholic) name of child
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Names of parents
  • Name of officiating priest

Marriage Records

  • Groom's name and place of residence
  • Date and place of groom's baptism
  • Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Bride's name and place of residence
  • Date and place of bride's baptism
  • Names of bride's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of pastor

Death and burial records

  • Death date and burial date
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of officiating priest
  • Name of cemetery in which interred

How to Use the Records

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of the primary individual such as the child
  • Other identifying information such as the birth or marriage date

Search the Collection

To search the collections:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "City/Town/Village" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Search the Collection

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.
  • Use church records of confirmations to identify a person’s birth date and place or his or her age. If only the age is given, use it to calculate the person’s birth date.
  • Use church records of deaths or burials to identify a person’s birth date and place.
  • Use age at death or burial to calculate a person’s birth date. They are an excellent substitute for civil death information.
  • Use church records of marriages to identify a couple, the marriage date and place, and to begin compiling a family group. They are an excellent substitute for civil marriage information.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Catholic Diocese of Toledo

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.