Chicago Catholic Church records

Did you know that many of the Chicago Archiocese’s early church records are available on FamilySearch? Some are indexed, but you can view them all by browsing the digitized records. Here’s how: Go to the FamilySearch website. Sign In to your free account. If you don’t have one, click “Free Account” and sign up. You…

Irish Catholic Parish Records

It’s happy days for those with Irish ancestors, including our own Ellen Jennings. On July 8, Ellen and others of Irish ancestry went to the National Library of Ireland’s website as they released all the Catholic parish records online—and for free! Until now, it required a bishop’s permission to view these records and you had to view them…