Birth Index -- Limited Public Access

Sample of a baptismal transcript. It is not the original record which was entered into a baptismal volume.

by James J. Czuchra

The Birth Index is based on the filmed records of various parishes. These parishes are enumerated below. Be mindful of the in dates of inclusion because you will not find entries for births in this index outside of the given date range.

Location Church name Dates of Inclusion
Beaver Dam, WI St. Michael 1875-1920
Berwyn, Cook Co., IL St. Mary of Celle Jul 1909-Dec 1915
Blue Island, Cook Co., IL St. Isidore Dec 1910-Oct 1915
Borzęcin, Małopolskie, POLAND Nativity BVM Jan 1846-Dec 1880
Buffalo, NY Assumption 1888-1907
Buffalo, NY St. Adalbert 1888-Jun 1916
Buffalo, NY St. Stanislaus 1875-Nov 1903
Calumet City, Cook Co, IL St. Andrew Apos. Feb 1892-Dec 1915
Cestohowa, TX Nativity BVM 1878-1956
Chicago, IL St. Adalbert Dec 1874-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Ann Sep 1903-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Assumption BVM Nov 1903-Dec 1925
Chicago, IL St. Barbara Nov 1910-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Boniface 1865-1870
Chicago, IL St. Casimir Oct 1890-Dec 1925
Chicago, IL Five Holy Martyrs Mar 1909-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Florian May 1900-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Francis of Assisi Sep 1909-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Good Shepherd Aug 1907-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Hedwig Nov 1888-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Helen Oct 1913-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Holy Innocents Oct 1905-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Holy Trinity Jun 1876-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Hyacinth Dec 1894-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Immaculate Conception May 1882-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Immaculate Heart of Mary Jul 1912-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. James Jun 1914-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. John Cantius Dec 1893-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. John of God Jul 1907-May 1923
Chicago, IL St. Josaphat May 1884-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Joseph Apr 1887-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Ladislaus Jul 1914-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Mary/Angels Dec 1899-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Mary Magdalene Jul 1910-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Mary/Perp. Help Aug 1884-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Michael Feb 1892-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Ss. Peter & Paul Dec 1895-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL Sacred Heart Jul 1910-Dec 1925
Chicago, IL St. Salomea Nov 1897-Dec 1925
Chicago, IL St. Stanislaus B&M Jul 1893-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Stanislaus Kostka Oct 1869-Oct 1907
Chicago, IL Transfiguration Sep 1911-Dec 1915
Chicago, IL St. Wenceslaus Aug 1912-Apr 1918
Chicago Heights, IL St. Joseph Sep 1905-Dec 1925
Cicero, IL St. Mary of Częstochowa May 1895-Dec 1915
Cicero, IL St. Valentine Mar 1912-Nov 1925
Cudahy, WI Holy Family 1904-1920
Depew, Erie Co., NY Ss. Peter & Paul 1896-Mar 1900
Dubois, Washington Co., IL St. Charles Borromeo 1869-Dec 1907
Dunkirk, NY St. Hyacinth 1875-1906
East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL St. Adalbert Feb 1907-Jan 1907
Evanston, Cook Co., IL Ascension of Our Lord Oct 1911-Dec 1925
Harvey, Cook Co., IL St. John Baptist Jul 1914-Dec 1915
Jastrząbka Stara, Podkarpackie, POLAND Ss. Peter & Paul 1785-1934
Koźmin Wielkopolski, pow. Krotoszyn, POLAND St. Lawrence 1858-1878
Lemont, Cook Co., IL St. Alphonsus Aug 1867-Dec 1915
Lemont, Cook Co., IL Ss. Cyril & Methodius Jun 1882-Dec 1915
Mąkowarsko, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, POLAND St. Lawrence 1767-1862
Milwaukee, WI Ss. Cyril & Methodius 1893-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. Adalbert 1909-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. Hedwig 1871-1880, 1885-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. Hyacinth 1883-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. John Kanty 1907-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. Josaphat 1888-1920
Milwaukee, WI St. Stanislaus 1866-May 1916
Milwaukee, WI St. Vincent de Paul 1889-1920
North Chicago, Lake Co., IL Holy Rosary Jun 1904-Dec 1925
Panna Maria, TX Immaculate Conception BVM 1856-1901
Posen, Cook Co., IL St. Stanislaus B&M Nov 1901-Nov 1915
Posen, Washington Co., IL St. Mary/Perp. Help Jan 1901-Nov 1906
Racine, WI St. Stanislaus 1905-1920
Radom, Washington Co., IL St. Michael Sep 1874-Dec 1906
Ripon, WI St. Wenceslaus 1896-1920
Rossford, Wood Co., OH St. Mary Magdalene Oct 1903-Oct 1914
Salamanca, NY Holy Cross 1893-1917
San Antonio, TX St. Michael 1869-1911
Scheller, Jefferson Co., IL St. Barbara Feb 1898-Sep 1906
South Milwaukee, WI St. Adalbert 1898-1920
St. Hedwig, TX Annunciation BVM 1857-1910
St. Louis, MO Our Lady of Częstochowa Apr 1907-1954
St. Louis, MO St. Casimir Oct 1889-Jan 1923
St. Louis, MO St. Hedwig 1904-1922
St. Louis, MO St. Stanislaus Kostka 1880-Jan 1923
Summit, Cook Co., IL St. Joseph Jul 1909-Dec 1915
Toledo, Lucas Co., OH St. Adalbert Mar 1908-Nov 1932
Toledo, Lucas Co., OH St. Anthony Nov 1882-Feb 1916
Toledo, Lucas Co., OH St. Hedwig Oct 1875-Dec 1930
Toledo, Lucas Co., OH St. Stanislaus Jan 1909-Sep 1923
Tuchola, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, POLAND Corpus Christi 1847-1881

Most of the index is prepared from microfilm copies of parish registers and the index will tell you which film (and usually the item number and page) the record is found on. Many of the record images are available on and the location of the image is given in the index. Subscribers to this website can view a record online at (if they have it online) in a couple of steps-- no need to go to the FHL and deal with microfilm! In addition, subscribers get more sophisticated search capabilities. For example, they can search by father's or mother's name to find all indexed children of a particular family. There is also a capability to search for similar sounding and similar looking names.

Polish place names may be indexed by search engines (eg. Google) by their correct Polish spelling or by their 'English' spelling without the diacritical marks. So a search for Makowarsko might not turn up pages for Mąkowarsko, and vice versa. Jastrząbka Stara might be indexed as Jastrzabka Stara, etc. In short, it may be advisable to search by both spellings.

Birth Index

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