Chicago Lithuanian RC Parish Registers Online (pre-1926)

St. Joseph (Lithuanian) RC Parish Registers Online (1900-1925)


  • 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

          -  St. Joseph Marriage Register 1900-1921

          -  St. Joseph Marriage Register 1922-1925

          -  St. Joseph Baptism Register 1900-1913

         -  St. Joseph Baptism Register 1913-1925

          -  St. Joseph Death Register 1903-1917

​          -  St. Joseph Death Register 1917-1925 



Overview


The 1900-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of Saint Joseph (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).

- 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 St. Joseph (Lithuanian) RC parish start in November 1900 and go through the end of 1925.

  • From ___ (1902?) through 1949:  The St. Joseph (Lithuanian) RC parish church was located at 8812 South Marquette Avenue in Chicago.  The rectory, built around (1906?), was located at 8801 South Saginaw Avenue.  Excerpts from unsourced description on a Northeastern Illinois University website:  "A small wooden church was built at 8812 Marquette.  Fr. Peza remained as resident pastor until 1903.  For a couple of years there was no permanent priest assigned to the small parish.  In 1905, Rev. Anthony Petraitis was assigned as pastor and was to serve the parish until 1931." .... "A new church was built in 1949".
  • From Nov 1900 to ____ (1902?):  Excerpts from unsourced description on same website:  "St. Joseph Catholic Church was established in 1900 by Lithuanian immigrants" .... "Rev. Michael Peza was appointed the first pastor.  Fr. Peza started working to establish St. Joseph.  At first he said Mass at the Louis Tomaszewski Hall at 8801 Commercial Avenue."



List of the Online Parish Registers


The 1900-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of St. Joseph (Lithuanian) RC parish in Chicago are available for online viewing at website FamilySearch.org under the title "St Joseph Parish (Chicago: S Saginaw St)".  The following sets of records are listed under this title:

- Marriage Registers:

  • Marriages 1900-1915*
  • Marriages 1903-1921  [is actually 1900-1921]
  • Marriages 1922-1925

​- Baptism Registers:

  • Baptisms 1900-1916  *
  • Baptisms 1903-1913  [is actually 1900-1913]

  • Baptisms 1913-1925

​- Death Registers:

  • Deaths 1903-1915  *
  • Deaths 1903-1917
  • Deaths 1917-1925

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



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:

  • St. Joseph Marriage Register 1900-1921
  • St. Joseph Marriage Register 1922-1925
  • St. Joseph Baptism Register 1900-1913
  • St. Joseph Baptism Register 1913-1925
  • St. Joseph Death Register 1903-1917
  • St. Joseph Death Register 1917-1925




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