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Research & Records

RESEARCH POLICY: The Catholic Record Society maintains a wide variety of materials and records pertaining to the history of the Diocese of Columbus located in the twenty-three county area of central and south- central Ohio.  These records are not open to the general public and may only be handled by authorized personnel.  A small part-time staff, limited facilities, and the confidential nature of some of the records combine to make this restriction necessary.

Individuals seeking genealogical information or information on the history of the Diocese of Columbus - parishes, institutions, religious orders, clergy, etc. - should submit requests:

1.  By submitting a Record Request Form: click here
2.  Mail to: Catholic Record Society
                     197 E. Gay Street
                     Columbus, Ohio 43215

There is no fee for a request, howerver donations to help cover our expenses are encouraged. Please make a check or money order payable to: The Catholic Record Society.

Allow six to eight weeks for a reply. Due to the volume of requests and limited staff time, extensive research for genealogists can not be undertaken.  No more than one hour of staff time can be spent per letter.  If a record is found a copy will be sent to the researcher.

Additional records:

Index of Bishop Hartley's 1918 Diocese of Columbus, The History of Fifty Years 
General Index of Bishop Hartley's 1918 Diocese of Columbus, The History of Fifty Years
Index of Persons of Bishop Hartley's 1918 Diocese of Columbus, The History of Fifty Years 
Mattingly Settlement (Muskingum County) Cemetery Readings 
Moxahala Baptisms at St. Pius Mission, 1855-1912
St. Joseph Cemetery (Perry County) Old Section Burials
St. Joseph Cemetery, Jug Street Rd., Jersey Twp., Licking County
St. Joseph Church (Perry County) Early Baptisms 1818-1834
St. Nicholas (Zanesville) Baptisms 1843-1847
Wills Creek (Coshocton County) Baptisms 1878-1900
Wills Creek (Coshocton County) Marriage Records 1849-1910  
Good Shepherd School, Columbus; general information
Good Shepherd School, Columbus, Student Data, 1867 to 1915 

Check back often, we continue to enhance and add to our site.

Diocese of Columbus ● 197 E. Gay Street ● Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-2457 ● commailbox@colsdioc.org

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