Chicago Lithuanian RC Parish Registers Online (pre-1926)

St. Michael (Lithuanian) RC Parish Registers Online (1903-1925)


  • 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. Michael Marriage Register 1903-1925

          -  St. Michael Baptism Register 1903-1913

          -  St. Michael Baptism Register 1913-1916

          -  St. Michael Baptism Register 1916-1925

          -  St. Michael Death Register 1904-1925 



Overview


The 1903-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of St. Michael (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. Michael (Lithuanian) RC parish start in July 1903 and go through the end of 1925.

  • From ___ through 1925:  The St. Michael (Lithuanian) RC parish church was located at __________ in Chicago.  The rectory was located at (1644 West Wabansia Avenue?).  (locations needed, with source)
  • From July 1903 to ____:  (location needed, with source)



List of the Online Parish Registers


The 1903-1925 baptism, marriage and death registers of St. Michael (Lithuanian) RC parish in Chicago are available for online viewing at website FamilySearch.org under the title "St. Michael Parish (Chicago: Wabansia Ave)".  The following sets of records are listed under this title:

- Marriage Registers:

  • Marriages 1903-1915  *
  • Marriages 1903-1925 with index

​- Baptism Registers:

  • Baptisms 1903-1913 with index
  • Baptisms 1903-1915  *

  • Baptisms 1903-1916  [is actually 1913-1916]
  • Baptisms 1916-1925

​- Death Registers:

  • Deaths 1904-1915  *
  • Deaths 1904-1925 with index

- Other Registers:

  • Confirmations 1923

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

The confirmation register may be of interest to family members but it is unlikely that it 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:

  • St. Michael Marriage Register 1903-1925
  • St. Michael Baptism Register 1903-1913
  • St. Michael Baptism Register 1913-1916
  • St. Michael Baptism Register 1916-1925
  • St. Michael Death Register 1904-1925




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