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Sacramental Records

Where are my Sacramental Records?

If you are unsure of where your sacramental records are presently located because of the closing or merging of your parish, please see our List of Sacramental Records Locations.

Requesting a Sacramental Record:

The Archives of the Diocese of Cleveland holds sacramental registers from closed parishes and institutions. Due to the personal and confidential nature of the information it is Diocesan policy that sacramental registers created after 1930 are not available to the public.

The following individuals may, however, request and obtain certified copies of sacramental certificates by completing the form below:

  • The recipient of the sacrament;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament is currently a minor, the minor’s parents;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament currently has a legal guardian, the legal guardian;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament is deceased, an immediate relative;
  • Requesting church institutions;
  • Persons who demonstrate a legitimate reason for requesting the record.

To request a sacramental record or other information please complete the form below.

Sacramental Record Request Form


Address to mail certificate

I agree to the foregoing, and acknowledge that checking this box constitutes my electronic signature of this record.

Acknowledgement Statement:
By checking the box above and submitting this form, I acknowledge I am over 18 years of age, and that I have truthfully and accurately completed this form including with respect to my identity and the purpose of my request. I acknowledge that the Diocese may, in its sole discretion, request further information from me in order to verify my identity and I agree to provide the Diocese with any further information requested prior to the release of any records. I consent to receive further communications pertaining to my request from the Diocese of Cleveland by email at the email address provided above. In addition, by checking the box below and as consideration for receiving any records in connection with my request, I agree, to the fullest extent allowed by law, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and the Diocese of Cleveland, and their respective agents, representatives, and employees (the “Diocese”) from and against all claims including without limitation claims for misuse of information and/or invasion of privacy, damages, losses and expenses that in any way arise out of or relate to the records that I receive from the Diocese or the Diocese’s disclosure of such records to me.

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