Chicago Lithuanian RC Parish Registers Online (pre-1926)

Our Lady of Vilna (Lithuanian) RC Parish Registers Online (1906-1925)


  • Overview
  • Location of Parish Church and Rectory
  • List of the Online Parish Registers
  • Potential Sources of Confusion in Searching the Online Parish Registers
  • Descriptions of Individual Online Parish Registers

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1906-1908

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1909-1915

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1915-1925

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1904, 1906-1908

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1909-1915

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1915-1925

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Death Register 1906-1908

          -  Our Lady of Vilna Death Register 1909-1925 



Overview


The 1906-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of Our Lady of Vilna (Lithuanian) Roman Catholic (RC) parish in Chicago are available for online viewing at website FamilySearch.org.  These records, especially the marriage records, might be of significant help in finding the link to your immigrant Lithuanian ancestor's birth family in Lithuania. 

- Marriage Records:

  • "Pre-Americanized" surname (if your ancestor was the bride, groom, or a named witness).
  • Names of parents (if your ancestor was the bride or groom).
  • Birthplace (if your ancestor was the bride or groom) [but the records of this parish typically say only "Lithuania" and do not identify the specific birth village or town].

- Baptism Records:

  • "Pre-Americanized" surname (if your ancestor was a parent or godparent of the baptized child).

- Death Records:

  • "Pre-Americanized" surname (if your ancestor was the deceased person or was a parent of a deceased child).



Location of Parish Church and Rectory


The entries in the online marriage, baptism and death registers of Our Lady of Vilna (Lithuanian) RC parish start in January 1906 (except for a few baptism entries between March 1904 and October 1904) and go through the end of 1925.

  • Church Location 19__-19__.  The Our Lady of Vilna (Lithuanian) RC parish church was built at __________ in Chicago.(location needed, with source)
  • Rectory Location 19__-19__. The rectory was located at (2327 West 23rd Place?).  (location needed, with source)
  • From Jan 1906 to ____:  (location needed, with source)



List of the Online Parish Registers


The 1904-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of Our Lady of Vilna (Lithuanian) RC parish in Chicago are available for online viewing at website FamilySearch.org under the title "Our Lady of Vilna Parish (Chicago: 23rd St)".  The following sets of records are listed under this title:

- Marriage Registers:

  • Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths 1904-1908 (includes Marriages 1906-1908 on Images 56-95)
  • Marriages 1909-1915  *
  • Marriages 1909-1915 with index
  • Marriages 1915  *
  • Marriages 1915-1925 with index

​- Baptism Registers:

  • Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths 1904-1908 (includes Baptisms 1904, 1906-1908 on Images 1-55)
  • Baptisms 1909-1915  *
  • Baptisms 1909-1915 with index

  • Baptisms 1915  *
  • Baptisms 1915-1925 with index

​- Death Registers:

  • Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths 1904-1908 (includes Deaths 1906-1908 on Images 96-123)
  • Deaths 1909-1915  *
  • Deaths 1909-1925 with index

- Other Registers:

  • Communions, confirmations 1904-1908
  • Communions, confirmations 1922-1925
  • Confirmations 1906-1914

The records above that have an asterisk after the title are redundant; they are included within the other records.  

The communion and confirmation registers may be of interest to family members but it is unlikely that they will be of help in finding the link to your ancestor's birth family in Lithuania.



Potential Sources of Confusion in Searching the Online Parish Registers


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Descriptions of Individual Online Parish Registers


Click on a link below for a description of the online parish register including a link to images of the register pages:

  • Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1906-1908
  • Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1909-1915
  • Our Lady of Vilna Marriage Register 1915-1925
  • Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1904, 1906-1908
  • Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1909-1915
  • Our Lady of Vilna Baptism Register 1915-1925
  • Our Lady of Vilna Death Register 1906-1908
  • Our Lady of Vilna Death Register 1909-1925
     



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