Local Catholic Church History and Genealogical Research Guide is the essential guide to Catholic genealogy. This site contains information on where to find records (with addresses, though some need to be updated); it has Latin translators and guides; and it has links to Catholic archives. A must-see site for Catholic genealogy.
Scots Catholic birth records posted online for first time
Catholics around the world will be able to properly research their ancestral links to Scotland for the first time after hundreds of volumes of birth and baptisms records were added to a new online database.
More than two million names feature in the new additions to the ScotlandsPeople website, which already details some 65 million Scots. Around 143,000 pages from 1703 to 1908 have been digitally recorded under a two-year project by the Scottish Catholic Archives and National Archives of Scotland.
The documents record how Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in London to an Irish Catholic family and brought up in Edinburgh. They also reveal how the exiled French royal family were put up in Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh in the wake of the 18th-century revolution.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of Scotland's Catholics, said: "This is an extremely exciting project which will be of immense interest to genealogists for many years to come."
Catholic cemeteries in any given location generally are owned or controlled by the diocese or archdiocese for that area. The good news is that all of the major dioceses and some not-so-major ones have web pages devoted to their Catholic cemeteries. But these websites vary in terms of the genealogical information one will find there. Most will at least include a note about the diocese's policies and procedures for genealogical research. My (less-than-scientific) canvass of diocesean procedures indicates that many will respond to mail requests for information and charge a small fee for the service. Many dioceses have PDF forms online for genealogical requests or direct email access for questions. But several dioceses have gone a step further, with searchable databases for their cemeteries.
Ancien registre des mariages fait dans la paroisse de michilimakinac 1695- abt. 1821 Eglise catholique. Paroisse de St. Ignace (Michilimakinac, Michigan) or
Ancient register of marriages and baptisms of Michilimakinac